In the United States, approximately 6.5 million patients are affected by chronic wounds resulting from a number of factors including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vein disease, surgical incisions, and immobility. It is estimated that 1-2% of the population will experience a chronic wound in their lifetime.
- 2.5 million pressure ulcers are treated annually in the U.S.
- 25% of all people with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer
- Prevalence of venous ulcers in U.S. is approximately 600,000 annually
If you have a wound that is not responding to conventional treatments within two to four weeks, the wound care experts at the Thompson Health Rehabilitation Services offer advanced healing therapies. Our comprehensive approach is designed to speed the healing process, allowing our outpatients to resume a normal lifestyle and regain their quality of life as quickly as possible.
Areas of Expertise
- Diabetic/Neuropathic ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Problematic surgical wounds
- Traumatic wounds
Wound Care Specialists
Our wound care treatment team includes wound care certified physical therapists with advanced training in the assessment and treatment of wounds.
A wound evaluation includes a comprehensive physical examination and review of the patient’s medical history. A consult with our staff surgeon and diagnostic tests such as x-rays, blood tests, and vascular studies may be ordered as part of the patient’s personalized treatment plan. The team uses evidence-based clinical practice and state-of-art technologies including specialized wound dressings, debridement, pulse lavage treatments, modalities to aid in the healing process, and edema management.
We work with the patient and his or her referring physician to coordinate and develop the best course of treatment. Education on wound care and caregiver training for in the home are provided as well.
Making an appointment
We work with patients and their physicians to schedule evaluations and treatment sessions.
- Have your physician write a prescription for wound care evaluation and treatment
- Contact us to schedule an initial evaluation
- You will undergo a consultation with our certified wound care physical therapist
- After the initial appointment, the wound care physical therapist sends the referring physician a consult report and a therapy plan of care including the evaluation findings, treatment plan, and goals for wound therapy
- Therapy proceeds according to the plan of care once the referring physician signs off
What else should I know?
We accept prescriptions from any physician. Most insurance plans are accepted.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 585-396-6050.