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Every year on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April, Bostonians gather for one of their city's most celebrated events, the Boston Marathon. On April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, the 117th Boston Marathon turned from a much celebrated sporting event to a horrific scene of chaos and terror. As a result, three people were killed and more than 260 were injured.
In this three-part Move Forward Radio series, we speak with four physical therapists who describe what the road to recovery looks like for the bombing victims, or anyone who has suffered similar injuries.
Part 2: Caring for Patients with Burns
Our guests, physical therapists Bill Waddell and Bob Dorman work at Massachusetts General Hospital and specialize in treating patients with burns, and have been treating many of the victims of the bombing. They discuss what it is like to recover from a severe burn and how treatment of burns has evolved over the years.
Part 1: A View from Boylston Street
Part 3: Moving Forward After Amputation
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To learn more about physical therapy, visit MoveForwardPT.com.
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