Burn Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is proud to be affiliated with the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, one of the largest comprehensive burn centers in the nation. Physical, emotional, social, and/or functional rehabilitation are important components of the healing process. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers and occupational and physical therapists help adult and pediatric burn survivors readjust to daily life.

Rehabilitation begins early on and continues throughout all phases of care during hospitalization and outpatient therapy. Treatments may include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Splinting and scar management
  • Manual techniques
  • Activities of daily living and functional mobility training
  • Computerized imaging, utilizing target controlled infusion (TCI)
  • Custom-made, transparent face masks
  • Nontraditional therapies (e.g., Tai Chi and Yoga)
  • Virtual reality and interactive gaming technologies

Adult patients are treated individually and in group therapy sessions including exercise groups, support groups, and cooking groups. Individualized sessions are also available for children. Outpatients are seen by appointment.





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