A burn is a partial or complete destruction of the skin caused by some form of energy usually thermal energy.Burn energy is a complicated injury as it invovled multiple tissue systems including bone, tendon, ligament ,vessel, nerve and skin.Thus the treatments are typically multifaceted.

Rehabilitation plays a critical role in optimising outcomes.Most important is patient education, especially as therapy and home programmes are intensive and time consuming.

The Occupational Therapist assist with wound care, monitoring dressings, and superficial scar management once the wound has healed.This involves the use of pressure garment and other compression devices.

Splints are widely used for reducing swelling and pain and helping with correcting deformities where possible.Addtionally specific excerises are done to mobilise the affected limb and especially in the hand to retrain functionally use, such as gripping.