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Modalities Lab Exam
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A patient presents with low muscle tone, what modalities would be recommended?
hydrotherapy, quick ice, e-stim, biofeedback
A patient presents with high muscle tone, what modalities would be recommended?
Heat, hydrotherapy, prolonged ice, e-stim
A patient presents with inflammation and/or edema, what modalities would be recommended?
cryotherapy, HVPC, pulsed US,
What are your contraindications for applying cryotherapy?
hypersensitivity, blood gel, urine in blood, raynauds
A patient presents with pain, join stiffness and no inflammation, what modalities would be recommended?
thermotherapy, IFC or Premod e-stim
What are your contraindications for applying thermotherapy?
hemorrhage, thrombophlebitis, cancer, impaired sensation
A patient presents with an acute knee injury, there is pain and inflammation present. What modalities would be recommended?
cold pack, pulsed US, HVPC e-stim
What are your contraindications for applying US?
cancer, pregnant, joint cement, pacemaker, thrombophlebitis, plastic
A 55 year old patient with chronic tendonitis of bilateral knees comes in complaining of pain and swelling, what modalities would you recommend?
Continuous US, US/e-stim combo, HVPC e-stim, ice massage w/ e-stim
What are your contraindications for applying massage therapy?
severe heart condition, severe vascular/embolus, active hepatitis, fracture, systemic infection
What are your contraindications for traction?
uncontrolled hypertension, fractures, cancer, hypermobility
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