The benefits of physical therapy on
the recovery of the burn patient are well-known. Your
should develop a physical therapy plan in consultation
with the rest of the burn care team.
- Gentle range of motion (ROM) exercises
can begin between post-operative days (POD) 5-7
- If complications have delayed healing
or the INTEGRA® Template is not firmly adhered to the
wound bed, delay ROM accordingly. The decision to remove
bulky dressings, bolsters or splints to perform ROM
exercises must be made on a case-by-case basis under
consultation with PT/OT. Care must be taken to minimize
the risk of shearing.