Physical therapy measures can assist in promoting the healing process and in preventing and treating infections. Post operative wounds, burns, diabetic ulcers, insect bites, and crush injuries are common conditions that benefit from treatment.
Whirlpools cleanse the wound, remove or loosen necrotic tissue, and stimulate blood flow to the area. Debridement also assists in removing the necrotic tissue. Following treatment, ointments and dressings are applied as prescribed by the treating physician. Patients are educated in home management of their wounds.