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Non systems - Modalities cont'd (traction, hydrotherapy, compression, E-stim and IONTO)
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contraindications for hydrotherapy
- active bleeding
resistance in the water _____________ in proportion to the _____________ of motion
resistance of water increases in proportion to the speed of motion
what is the specific gravity of human and water
- water is equal to 1.0
- human is less than 1 (average .974) so person will usually float
does water or air retain heat better
water retains heat 1,000 times more than air
what does a lowboy tank allow for?
long sitting with water up to midthoracic level
high boy tank
patient sits in chest high water with hips and knees flexed
what temp should pool be for wound care/spasticity?
what temp should pool be for exercise?
79 to 92 degrees
why would someone use a contrast bath?
- allow benefits of heat while avoiding risk of increased edema
parameters for contrast bath?
- hot water (104 to 106 deg) x 3-4 minutes
- cold water (50-60 deg) x 1 minute
total time for 25-30 minutes
what tank if for full body immersion
difference between static and intermittent lumbar traction
static - continuous for patients who have increase in symptoms with movement
intermittent - hold and relax periods
how much force should be during the relax period with intermittent lumbar traction?
about 50% of the hold
how much force should be done the first treatment session of lumbar traction
max 30 pounds
how much pressure should be used for muscle spasms, hernias and soft tissues with lumbar traction?
25% total body weight
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