Fluidotherapy.txt

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Fluidotherapy.txt
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2012-02-10 21:21:55
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  1. What are some physiological effects of fluidotherapy?
    • counter irritant - decrease pain
    • hyperthermia
    • tissue elasticity is enhanced and viscosity is reduces which promotes more flexibility in joints
    • edema reduction-particles hit you, milks fluid out by inward pressure
  2. What temperature range is fluidotherapy?
    100-118F
  3. What are some indications for fluidotherapy?
    • 1. pain treatment - mechanical/temperature means to decrease pain
    • 2. tx of decreased ROM - increased tissue elasticity and decreased viscosity
    • 3. tx of blood flow insufficiency - increased vasodilation
    • 4. wound treatment - NONinfected (cover with gauze) wet, icky (not dry wounds)...helps dry it out due to increased metabolism around the wound
    • 5. edema treatment - milks out fluid
  4. What are some contraindications of fluidotherapy?
    • acute inflammatory conditions
    • serious circulatory obstruction
    • infectious skin conditions
    • febrile states
    • malignancy
  5. How long does it take to reach maximum temp?
    15 mins
  6. What do you document after treatment?
    • skin pre and post
    • what body part/any splints
    • time and temp
    • tolerance
    • if they exercised during tx
  7. What type of heat is fluidotherapy?
    dry heat

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