When treating patients who are working to heal from a wound, activity can be incredibly beneficial.
Activity can help to promote rapid wound healing and improve the mental health of those in long-term care facilities or those enduring an extended hospital stay. It is important for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to be active at whatever level they are able: be it going for a jog or simply taking a walk around the room. This article will explore the many health benefits of exercise related to wound healing, as well as explore tips for encouraging patients to be active.
- If you have a dressing and would like to step up your exercise routine, a waterproof tape that holds tight and adjusts to body contours may be what you need. Hy-Tape Patches can make a dressing completely occlusive. If a patch is not needed, a border of Hy-Tape would all you need to secure your dressing.