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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - May 1 2011|
- Burn injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation