I often treat post-surgical patients, and along with surgery comes scars. Scars are wounds and must be treated properly to heal properly.
The easy thing to do when it comes to scar management is to hope that the surgeon covered it - but how many of your post-op patients remember everything they learned in their pre-op appointment?
We're better than that.
We are Physical Therapists, and our job is to treat the whole patient.
How are we educating our post-surgical patients when it comes to scar management? How can we help them prevent hypertrophic and keloid scarring in the best, most evidence-based ways possible?
Here are 7 Scar Management Tips to educate your patients ...