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Wound Care

Wound care encompasses debridement techniques, compression wrapping, specialized bandages, modalities, and pressure reduction techniques.

What is wound care?

Physical therapists specializing in wound care have in-depth knowledge of anatomy and tissue healing and mobility and positioning expertise. Specially trained physical therapists provide wound care utilizing the most current and advanced wound care protocols. Physical therapy wound care is for patients who have open wounds due to pressure, vascular insufficiency, trauma, surgery, and diabetes. All wounds heal at different rates, and treatment is done based on your unique needs.

Is wound care the proper treatment?

Wound care treatments may include:

  • Debridement (removal) of dead tissue
  • Compression wrapping
  • Pressure reduction techniques
  • Selection and application of wound dressings
  • Education on wound care and dressing changes
man receiving wound care on his leg

Different treatment modalities may be used, including:

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Pulsed lavage
  • Whirlpool
  • Compression therapy
  • Negative pressure device therapy
nurse applying medical dressing on patients wound

What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.

Physical therapy insurance & payment options

We work with most major insurance providers. Although coverage will vary from plan to plan, many physical therapy, occupational therapy and speciality therapy programs are covered under insurance. Learn more about our insurance coverage and self-pay options for physical therapy.

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