The role of exercise in the rehabilitation of patients with severe burns

Craig Porter, Justin P. Hardee, David N. Herndon, Oscar E. Suman

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Severe burn trauma results in persistent skeletal muscle catabolism and prolonged immobilization. We hypothesize that structured rehabilitative exercise is a safe and efficacious strategy to restore lean body mass and physical function in burn victims. Here, we review the evidence for the utility of rehabilitative exercise training in restoring physiological function in burn survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 2015



  • burn injury
  • lean body mass
  • maximal oxygen uptake (VO)
  • muscle strength
  • rehabilitative exercise
  • skeletal muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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