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What are some physiological effects of fluidotherapy?
- counter irritant - decrease pain
- 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
What temperature range is fluidotherapy?
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
What are some contraindications of fluidotherapy?
- acute inflammatory conditions
- serious circulatory obstruction
- infectious skin conditions
- febrile states
How long does it take to reach maximum temp?
What do you document after treatment?
- skin pre and post
- what body part/any splints
- time and temp
- if they exercised during tx
What type of heat is fluidotherapy?