Exercise Following Burn Injury

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Abstract

Fatigue is a major barrier to recovery for burned individuals. Studies indicate that a slow return to normal or near-normal muscle strength is the natural course of recovery. With no special interventions, other than the "usual care" tailored to the needs of the individual, postburn patients will make gradual improvement in strength and aerobic capacity. Using the principle of initial condition (the worse the initial condition, the greater the response to exercise intervention) the authors outline an augmented exercise program that should result in a robust improvement in aerobic capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Burn injury
  • Exercise
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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