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Physical Therapy and Rehab

cryotherapy the therapeutic use of cold
diathermy heat therapy of high-frequency waves to reach deep muscles tissue
erythema redness as a result of thermotherapy
fluidotherapy a technique used for stimulating healing, particularly the hands and feet
gait the way a person walks
goniometer protractor device used to measure, in degrees, joint mobility
hydrotherapy the use of water to treat physical problems
mobility aid devices used to improve pt's ability to ambulate
physical therapy medical specialty for the treatment of musculoskeletal, nervous, and cardiopulmonary disorders
posture body position and alignment
range of motion (ROM) the degree in which a joint is able to move
therapeutic team work with pt's dealing with chronic illness or recovery from major injuries
thermotherapy the therapeutic use of heat
traction the pulling or stretching of musculoskeletal system to treat fractured bones, arthritic or other diseased joints
Created by: ekaauwai