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The Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists
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doi: 10.1016/j.jcws.2009.10.001; PubMed Central: PMCID 3601878
Physical therapists are important members of the comprehensive wound management team. In addition to being able to provide standard wound care, they are well prepared to treat wounds with a variety of biophysical agents that introduce electromagnetic, acoustic, and mechanical energies that enhance healing. Physical therapists also address restoration of function that is frequently compromised in patients who suffer from chronically and acutely wounded tissues.