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Physical Agents


Describe the Effect of Heat on the Body Vasodilation, Increased Nerve Conduction Velocity and Rate, Increased Pain threshold, Changes in mm strength, Increase in metabolic rate, Altered Tissue Extensibility
Does muscle strength increase or decrease after use of superficial heating agents Decrease
What tissue temperature has maximal effect on increasing collagen extensibility. 40-45 deg C, (105-102 deg F)
What is the optimal treatment time and temp to increase ROM and decrease Joint Stiffness 30-45 deg C, at 5-10 minutes
True or False: Heating Agents such as hot packs, paraffin, fluidotherapy are meant to to increase temperature of joint capsule, muscle's, and tendons False: Paraffin, hotpacks, and fluidotherapy are superficial heating agents, and are meant for stretching skin, superficial muscles, joints, fascia.
COntraindications for Thermotherapy Recent or Potential Hemorrhage, Thrombophlebitis, Impaired Sensation, Impaired Mentation, Malignant Tumor
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