The role of physical therapists in wound management

Price principle

 P = Protection, using equipment
 R = Rest
 I = Ice
 C= Compression by using an elastic bandage
 E= Elevation

Use TENSE to reduce pain

wound management

Principle of management

 -To maintain normal alignment of a tissue / muscle / body part (positioning)
 -To ensure proper circulation by encouraging active range of motion, isometric contraction, and passive slow stretching
 -Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
 -Gentle transverse friction massage (GTFM) to encourage proper tissue linkage.

Inflammatory phase

  • Swelling
  • Heat
  • Redness
  • Pain

Repairing phase

  1.  To promote normal healing
  2. Deep transverse friction massage (DTFM) to minimize abnormal scar formation by improving circulation
  3. Start active light resistance exercise to ensure the strength of muscle fiber

Remodeling phase

  •  Strengthen contractile tissue status
  • Ensure muscle strength, endurance, power
  • Ensure normal flexibility
  • Ensure proprioception, coordination of movement
  • To regain previous functional activity

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Last updated 4/4/2020

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