The International Society for Burn Injury (ISBI) Rehabilitation Committee has published a special issue of the international scientific journal Burns Open, collecting innovative solutions in burn rehabilitation from around the world. Sunshine'ss therapists have contributed a total of six innovations covering areas like scar management, splinting and rehabilitation techniques.
Burn therapists around the world come up with innovative solutions to help their patients. Whether it's by using simple and readily available resources to create something new, or tweaking, modifying and repurposing already existing tools and equipment, therapists in different settings use their creativity to solve problems faced by their patients on the road to recovery. By sharing some of its innovative tools and techniques, Sunshine hopes to inspire other therapists.
Whether it's by using easily available jeans fabric to make pressure inserts to control scars, modifying a foot splint to solve a fitting problem and reduce the need for frequent modifications, or modifying a grip aid so that a burn survivor with loss of function in both hands is able to carry out activities of daily living independently, the innovations presented by Sunshine'ss therapists are rooted in the desire to achieve the best rehabilitation results possible and ensure that burn survivors can regain functions to return to their normal, active life.
Sunshine has shared its rehabilitation experience in international conferences and classroom or online trainings. The publication in Burns Open of our six innovations is not only a recognition of our therapists' efforts, but it's also a milestone in our efforts to contribute to developing burn rehabilitation worldwide.
You can access the special issue of Burns Open here.