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Wound Care

Johns Hopkins has trained physical therapists who provide comprehensive wound care services to various patient populations. Our therapists work in close collaboration with other specialists, such as plastic surgeons, dermatologists, lymphedema therapists, vascular surgeons and podiatrists.

Types of Wounds We Treat

  • Acute and chronic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous and arterial wounds
  • Bone and soft tissue infections
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Extremity wounds with edema
  • Non-healing surgical wounds or grafts

Request An Appointment

Patient Resource Center
The Patient Resource Center provides assistance between appointments with your physician. For assistance between therapy appointments, please contact the clinic location.
Phone:  410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033

Physical Therapy Approach to Wound Care

You will receive a thorough physical therapy evaluation to develop an individualized plan of care. The assessment and treatments may include:

  • Measurement and documentation of the wound characteristics
  • Cleaning and debridement of the wound (removal of any dead tissue) though hydrotherapy (pulsatile lavage) or sharp debridement to prevent or eliminate infection
  • Selection and application of wound dressing to protect the area as it heals
  • Compression wrapping and electrical stimulation to promote wound healing, improve blood flow and nutrient delivery to healing tissues
  • Education of patient, family, and/or caregiver to perform wound care and dressing changes as needed at home.

Meet Our Therapists

  • Karen Ehlert | Physical Therapist

    Expertise: wound care
    Location: Baltimore
    portrait of Karen Ehlert
  • Casey Gleason | Physical Therapist

    Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Certified Wound Care Specialist
    Expertise: wound care
    Location: Baltimore
    portrait of Casey Gleason
  • Jeff McNutt | Physical Therapist

    Certifications: Certified Wound Care Specialist
    Expertise: wound care
    Location: Baltimore
    portrait of Jeff McNutt

Find a Therapist at Other Locations

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network offer multiple convenient locations, all of which use the latest rehabilitation tools and practice patient-centered care to help you achieve the best outcomes.

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