- Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities:
- Long-Term Acute Care:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities:
- Outpatient Facilities:
- Boston - Downtown Crossing
Gloucester - Cape
- Lexington - Pediatrics
Burn Rehabilitation Program
At Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, we recognize that recovery is more than skin-deep. Our holistic approach treats the whole patient—body, mind and spirit—with exceptional care. And with world-class burn experts and state-of-the-art technology, you can rest assured you’re in the most capable hands.
The Spaulding Network offers expert burn care for the full continuum of needs from inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient follow-up care. At every stage, our goal is to help patients maximize their functional independence, find emotional strength and confidence, and successfully transition back to home, work and the community.
Approach to Care
Our clinical teams work collaboratively to help patients adapt to their condition and regain function and independence. Families are an integral part of the rehab process. During hospital stays they play a vital role, learning practical skills and therapeutic techniques to assist in ongoing care after discharge.
Our Burn Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding Boston includes:
- Staff with specialized training and experience in burn rehabilitation
- Weekly burn surgery consultation service
- Rehab nurses specially trained in wound healing
- Individual peer counseling and participation in community burn support groups
- Assistive technology
- Splinting and serial casting
- Brace clinic
- Resources for cosmetics
- Adaptive sports and community outings
Our network provides and coordinates care at multiple levels to meet a full range of burn injury needs, including inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient rehabilitation.
Our interdisciplinary teams provide comprehensive care to individuals with acute burn injuries in our renowned Burn Rehabilitation Program in Boston as well as at other Spaulding locations throughout our network.
With care tailored to meet each patient’s needs, team members may include physicians, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists; plastic surgeons, physiatrists and wound care specialists; psychiatrists, psychologists; peer counselors, dieticians, social workers, and case managers. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality burn rehabilitation and medical management possible.
Dr. Jeffrey Schneider is the medical director for the Burn Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding Boston. He is a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
Research & Innovation
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston is actively involved in cutting edge research in the area of burn rehabilitation. Areas of burn research include rehabilitation technology, long term outcomes, contractures and pain. Spaulding collaborates with experts in the field locally and nationally to bring cutting- edge research to its burn patients.
Burn Injury Model Systems Program
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was selected as a Burn Injury Model System site by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for October 2012-September 2017. In collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children – Boston, this funding allows clinicians and researchers to improve both regional and national understanding of burn injury treatment models. Each Burn Model System site contributes to the national Burn Model Systems Database to foster a better understanding of long-term health outcomes. For additional information on the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System please go to www.bh-bims.org.
Large Scale Fire Effect of Survivors
Dr. Schneider is conducting a study examining the effects of a large-scale fire on the survivor population. He is looking particularly at the medicinal, psychological, social, occupational, functional and legal impacts of the fire on its survivors.
Assessment of a Novel Gaming System for Patients with Upper-Extremity Burn Contractures
Our system is composed of an exoskeleton-based device (the Armeo by Hocoma AG) that provides mechanical support to the arm involved in the rehabilitation exercises. The position of the exoskeleton is mapped into the video game environment and allows subjects to play collecting games, navigation games, etc. We want to evaluate the usability of the system to implement exercises such as stretching the joints affected by contractures.
The Burn Rehabilitation Program is offered at these Spaulding locations:
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston
Spaulding Hospital Cambridge
Spaulding Hospital North Shore
Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center West Roxbury
Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center North End
The following services are related to the Burn Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding:
Assistive Technology (ATEC)/ Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ACC)
Pressure Mapping Systems
Orthotics and Prosthetics