Here are some key aspects of dermatology and wound management in physiotherapy:
1. Assessment and Evaluation
Physiotherapists specializing in dermatology and wound management conduct thorough assessments of the skin, wounds, and surrounding tissues. They assess factors such as wound size, depth, characteristics, tissue viability, and associated impairments to develop appropriate treatment plans.
2. Wound Care and Dressing Techniques
Physiotherapists are trained in various wound care techniques and dressing methods. They may assist in wound debridement, application of appropriate dressings, and wound bed preparation to promote healing and prevent infection. They also provide guidance on wound care techniques for self-management at home.
3. Edema Management
Edema, or swelling, often occurs in individuals with wounds. Physiotherapists use techniques such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, elevation, and exercise programs to manage edema and improve tissue health.
4. Scar Management
Physiotherapists play a role in scar management for individuals with surgical or traumatic wounds. They provide scar mobilization techniques, massage, and therapeutic exercises to improve scar tissue flexibility, reduce adhesions, and enhance functional outcomes.
5. Pain Management
Wounds can be accompanied by pain, which can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. Physiotherapists employ various pain management techniques, including manual therapy, modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation, and therapeutic exercises to alleviate pain and improve overall comfort.
6. Mobility and Functional Rehabilitation
Wound management involves addressing impairments in mobility and functional abilities. Physiotherapists develop customized exercise programs and functional training to improve strength, range of motion, balance, and functional capacity to facilitate the individual's return to daily activities.
7. Patient Education and Self-Management
Physiotherapists provide education to individuals with wounds on proper wound care techniques, preventive measures, and strategies for self-management. They empower patients to actively participate in their own wound care, recognize signs of complications, and seek appropriate care.
8. Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Dermatology and wound management in physiotherapy often involve collaboration with dermatologists, wound care nurses, plastic surgeons, and other healthcare professionals. This collaborative approach ensures comprehensive care, addressing both the underlying skin condition and the wound healing process.
It is important to note that physiotherapists specializing in dermatology and wound management work as part of a multidisciplinary team. They collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop a holistic treatment plan that addresses the individual's specific needs and promotes optimal wound healing and skin health.
Enraf-Nonius has many products for pain management and for stimulation of tissue regeneration. Please find hereunder a small selection of the most popular products used in dermatology and wound management.
Enraf-Nonius makes excellent products for veterinary medicine
Enraf-Nonius offers many tools that are helpful in veterinary physiotherapy.
High Energy Inductive Therapy(HEIT)
The COMPACT-II is a unit for High Energy Inductive Therapy (HEIT). It both stimulates cell metabolism and cell regeneration, but it also regulates the muscle tone and stimulates blood flow. And since the COMPACT-II can be used statically (the therapist does not need to hold the applicator, it is fixed to the EN-Car) it is the perfect way to apply. With the COMPACT-II no skin contact is required, no shaving of the treatment surface is needed, it is easy to administer, so perfect for veterinary use!
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT, type 3) is a non-invasive light source treatment with a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound or vibration, but it stimulates tissue by means of photobiomodulation. LLLT is very effective, easy and hygienic to use in for:
• Wound healing
• Pain control
• Decrease tendon and ligament inflammation
• Increased cellular metabolism of different tissues
The ENDOLASER 120 VM is the ideal companion for any veterinarian. The unit provides excellent laser quality for LLLT in an extremely portable design. Easy to carry around, perfect for treatment in the stable or at the farm. And thanks to its ease of use, anyone can get the right treatment going in a breeze! The perfect solution for any veterinarian institute!
Deep heat therapy
The Tecarpuls VM is a device for DEEP HEAT THERAPY for veterinary medicine. The Tecarpuls VM generates this deep heat by means of electrodynamic energy. Deep heat stimulates the healing process and shortens the rehabilitation time. The Tecarpuls has documented effects on deeper structures (1).
Applying heat with the Tecarpuls VM is very easy. With the treatment head on one side and a return electrode elsewhere (p.e. a plate electrode on the back), the tissue in between these electrodes becomes a capacitor. The patient’s body is an electrical conductor, full of salty fluids. Like any conductor, the body has a capacitance, meaning that it stores electrical energy. And since the treatment head of the Tecarpuls VM has a non-conductive ceramic cover, this electrodynamic energy will be stored deep in the tissue, not just superficially near the treatment head. Tecarpuls therapy is therefore also known as DEEP HEAT THERAPY
Many tendon related problems can be well treated with shockwave. A relative short intervention with quick results. The Enraf-Nonius Endopuls 811 is an excellent and portable device for shockwave. It comes in a suitcase, so you can take it to your client to apply shockwave.
Pain management and tissue treatment
The Sonopuls 492 is ideal as it combines all ultrasound and traditional electrotherapy modalities but - thanks to a battery (optional) - can be used on any location - in a barn, in your practice, at the pet station! And with StatUS, the hands-free ultrasound application, you can work very focussed and do multiple things at the same time! Effective, efficient en easy.
Enraf-Nonius is perfect for veterinary medicine.
(1) dr.med.Kaare Rodahl, S. Mæhlum, H. Frøseth og O. Søvde-Virkningen av behandling med Skanlab 25 Bodywave på den dype underhudstemperaturen
Selected products for dermatology and wound management
|COMPACT-II||High Energy Inductive Therapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|Sonopuls 492 (optional StatUS™ Pack 400)||Complete, easy-to-use, fast and the responsible choice for ultrasound therapy! Can be extended with Hands-Free ultrasound therapy!||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|Sonopuls 190 with StatUS Pack™ 100||Hands-Free ultrasound therapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|Endomed 484||Allround 4-channel electrostimulator||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|Endolaser 120||High performance therapeutic laser||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|Endolaser HP||For High Power Laser Therapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|TensMed S84||The top professional product for pain relief and muscle stim||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|Curapuls 670||Top model for pulsed shortwave therapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|Curapuls 970 (1)||Unit for continuous and pulsed shortwave therapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|CryoOne||Cryotherapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
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