Burn Rehabilitation Program

Burn injuries can be physically and emotionally challenging, but our specialized burn rehabilitation programs are designed to help you or your loved one recover and regain independence.

What is Burn Rehabilitation?

Burn rehabilitation is a specialized healthcare service tailored to support individuals in their journey to recover from burn injuries. At Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, our burn rehabilitation programs are aimed at enhancing the physical and psychological well-being of those affected by burns, enabling them to regain functionality and improve their quality of life.

The Work We Do:

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals collaborates with patients to create personalized burn rehabilitation plans that address the unique needs and goals of each individual. Here’s an overview of the work we do:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: We conduct a thorough assessment of your burn injury, its severity and any associated medical conditions. This evaluation forms the basis of a customized rehabilitation plan.
  • Wound Care: Our skilled therapists provide wound care and management to support healing and minimize complications.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy: We offer specialized therapy programs to enhance mobility, strength and daily living skills. Physical therapy focuses on improving physical function, while occupational therapy helps individuals regain independence in their daily activities.
  • Pain Management: Effective pain management strategies are integral to our rehabilitation programs, ensuring patients are as comfortable as possible during their recovery.
  • Scar Management: Our therapists employ techniques and interventions to address scar tissue, reduce discomfort, and enhance mobility.
  • Psychological Support: Coping with burn injuries can be emotionally challenging. Our team of rehabilitation neuropsychologists provides psychological support and counseling to help patients and their families through the recovery process.

Services Offered in Burn Rehabilitation:

Our burn rehabilitation services encompass a wide range of therapies and treatments, including but not limited to:

  • Physical Therapy: Focusing on mobility, strength and overall physical function.
  • Occupational Therapy: Targeting daily living skills and independence.
  • Scar Management: Addressing scar tissue to improve mobility and comfort.
  • Pain Management: Utilizing strategies to manage and reduce pain effectively.
  • Rehabilitation Neuropsychology: Offering counseling and emotional support.
  • Wound Care: Expert wound care to facilitate healing.

The Role of Physiatrists in Burn Rehabilitation:

Physiatrists, or physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, play a valuable role in our burn rehabilitation programs, especially when there are underlying medical factors that may complicate the rehabilitation process. Their contributions include:

  • Medical Assessment: Physiatrists conduct medical evaluations to diagnose and manage any underlying medical conditions that may affect the burn injury or recovery.
  • Collaborative Care: They work closely with rehabilitation specialists, therapists and other healthcare professionals to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to patient care.
  • Medication Management: In cases where medication is necessary to support pain management or healing, physiatrists may prescribe and oversee medication use.

Getting Started with Burn Rehabilitation:

If you or a loved one is in need of burn rehabilitation, beginning your journey with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation is straightforward:

  1. Referral: Obtain a referral from your primary care physician or a healthcare professional to assess the necessity of burn rehabilitation for your specific situation.
  2. Evaluation: Following the referral, we will schedule a comprehensive evaluation. During this session, we’ll assess your burn injury, functional needs, and develop a personalized rehabilitation plan.
  3. Rehabilitation Sessions: Once the evaluation is complete, and your treatment plan is in place, you can begin your burn rehabilitation sessions. Our dedicated team of specialists will guide you through every step, offering support, encouragement, and expertise.
  4. Progress and Follow-up: We closely monitor your progress throughout your rehabilitation and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our goal is to help you or your loved one achieve the highest level of recovery and quality of life.

Contact Us To Get Started

For more information on our Burn Rehabilitation Program or to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.888.44.REHAB (73422) or fill out the form below.

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