Pioneering the treatment of electrical injury


Electrical Shock Injury Rehabilitation

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CETRI’s fundamental goal is to facilitate optimal recovery from electrical shock injury. It is well established now that the extent of disability resulting from electrical shock is not proportionate to the size of the skin contact burn. Nerves and muscles are designed to respond to very small amounts of electrical current. Much larger currents associated with electrical shock may injure nerves and muscles in the current path through the body.

The human nervous system is widely interconnected. Injury to a part of it often results in widespread manifestations, even in parts that seem functionally independent. Disruption of the body’s balance and coordination can lead to persistent pain that can result in neuropsychological problems. Depending on the type of electrical injury, often patients will report impaired memory function, loss of skin sensation, tingling, pain, disturbed sleep patterns, and nerve damage.

CETRI’s clinician carefully tests neuromuscular function in the patients referred for evaluation. If abnormalities exist, then a major emphasis is placed on appropriate physical and occupational therapy to retrain nerves and muscle. Our primary goal is help electrical injury regain the capabilities and recover the pre-injury capabilities.