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Severe burn scars can limit a person’s everyday activities. Burn rehabilitation is vital to the physical, emotional, social, and functional rehabilitation of patients who have suffered burns and other severe wounds. Involvement begins early on with participation in therapies that optimize outcomes and continues throughout the burn survivor's hospital stay.
Occupational and Physical Therapists contribute to the interdisciplinary team, helping with adult and pediatric burn survivors’ treatment. Short and long-term goals are developed to reduce the amount of skin tightening and make sure the best range of motion is maintained. The aim of burn rehabilitation is to return the individual to the best possible independent living.
Immobilization, stiffness, scarring and tightening are challenging issues during a patient's burn rehabilitation. Treatment is often a long process and success depends on patient and family awareness, understanding and involvement. Depending on the extent of a person's injury, there are many possible components to the burn survivor's rehabilitation. During all phases of care, burn rehabilitation may include:
- Exercise therapy to improve or maintain range of motion, strength, and flexibility.
- Splinting to prevent contractures and help heal wounds.
- Scar management including fitting of pressure garments.
- Functional mobility training.
- Activities of daily living retraining.
OUTPATIENT BURN CLINIC AT VALLEY SPECIALTY CENTER
The Outpatient Burn Clinic provides comprehensive care for previously hospitalized burn patients from our Regional Burn Center and for patients whose burns do not require hospitalization. We provide treatment for all types of burn injuries. We also provide post burn reconstructive surgery to correct scars, to restore function, and to restore esthetic appearances. We work with therapists to address range of motion and scar issues related to burns. The Outpatient Burn Clinic is staffed with plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in burn, burn nurses, and ancillary staff dedicated to providing excellent care. Our goal is to have our patients return to their everyday activities as much as possible, as well as maintain their quality of life.
The Outpatient Burn Clinic is located at 751 South Bascom Avenue San Jose Ca 95128, Valley Specialty Center 4th Floor, Suite 410.
To refer patients please call (408) 793-2600 or download referral form and fax to our Authorization Center at (408) 793-1892.
To schedule an appointment please call (408) 793-2600.
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