Physiotherapists study wound care during their education and Michelle our local physiotherapist has had a special interest and furthered her education to ensure all our patients get the best care possible.
She minimizes the complications of wounds through proper care:
- Deficient scar formation.
- Excessive scar formation:
- Exuberant granulation.
- Deficient contraction (in skin grafts) or excessive contraction (in burns).
- Others: Dystrophic calcification, pigmentary changes, painful scars...
She most commonly treats the following types of wounds:
- Necrotic wounds.
- Stage III, IV or unstageable pressure ulcers.
- Diabetic wounds.
- Chronic wounds.
- Venous and/or arterial wounds.
- Extremity wounds with edema.
- Non-healing surgical wounds.
Common treatment approaches can include:
- Measurement and documentation of the wound characteristics
- Cleaning of the wound
- Debridement (removal) of any dead tissue
- Selection and application of wound dressing
- Application of compression if necessary
- Education of the patient, caregivers and/or family members regarding wound care and dressing changes.
She will use multiple techniques to ensure that your wounds heal as fast as possible.