Wound Management

Med1Care PT wrapping patient's leg.Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists specialize wound management. We offer a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on building skills and maximizing independence.

Wound Management Overview

Wound care involves multiple members of the healthcare team to get the best and fastest results. Wound or skin juries can occur for multiple reasons. They can occur due to an accident, jury, surgery, burn, circulation problem, disease (ex: diabetes) or prolonged positioning.

“We aim to bridge those challenges with you!”

Wounds are identified based of classification and type of healing:

  • Classifications
    • Acute Wound
    • Chronic Wound
  • Types of Healing
    • Primary intention
    • Delayed primary intention
    • Skin Graft
    • Flap

What is Unique about Med1Care Therapy Partner’s Wound Management:

We can follow you through your continuum of care. Our family of professionals provide wound care in both home health and outpatient settings, thus they can follow you where you need them! This allows for seamless transitions and better communication with your constantly changing status.

Our clinic will be providing Ultrasound MIST Therapy!

  • What is MIST Therapy?
    • MIST Therapy is a unique way to help heal a wound faster. It uses low energy, low intensity ultrasound that is delivered through saline mist to the wound bed. Not only does it help encourage cell growth to help close the wound, it helps clean it at the same time by decreasing the bacteria in the wound itself. By doing this, you’ll see less drainage (exudate). Additionally, it encourages and increase in circulation, further increasing the speed a wound can heal. Furthermore, it can help remove dead (necrotic) tissue through gentle debridement.
  • Why we use it
    • By using MIST Therapy, we can get the wound healed faster and with less pain! Data suggests that we see 85% reduction in wound size in 8 weeks of MIST treatment with 79% reduction in pain. Check out what research has been saying:
      • “Ultrasound treatment has been used on wounds associated with neuropathy, limb ischemia, venous insufficiency, trauma, as well as poorly healing surgical wounds. Few adverse effects have been noted.” – J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. Nov-Dec 2008;35(6):579-83. 
      • “Ultrasound induces cellular responses” – Int J Dermatol. 2007 Jun;46(6):587-93. 
      • “Response to low-frequency, non-contact ultrasound was evident within 4 weeks of therapy” – Adv Skin Wound Care. 2006 Oct;19(8):437-46. 
      • “ As few as one noncontact ultrasound treatment caused slough to lift easily and granulation tissue to develop quickly. Pain rapidly resolved and all wounds healed and closed without surgical intervention.” – Ostomy Wound Manage. 2008 Jun;54(6):66-9.
      • “The rate of healing and complete closure of chronic wounds in patients improved significantly when MIST Therapy was combined with standard wound care.” – Adv Skin Wound Care. 2008 Sep;21(9):416-23. 

“A number of studies, especially those evaluating NCLF [noncontact low-frequency ultrasound] technology, have demonstrated the potential of ultrasound debridement to effectively remove devitalized tissue, control bioburden, alleviate pain, and expedite healing.” – Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2020 Dec;19(4):341-349.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.