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Chapter 23 Physical Therapy Skills Key Terms
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Temperature controlled unit that circulates warm liquid through a pad to provide dry heat.
A rod used as an aid in walking.
A folded wet or dry cloth applied firmly to a body part
Tightening or shortening of a muscle.
Artificial supports that assist a patient in walking.
Use of cold application for treatment.
Application that provides cold temperature but is dry against the skin.
Application that provides warm temperature but is dry against the skin.
Gel-filled packs that are warmed in a water bath to provide a moist heat application.
special blanket containing coils filled with a cooling solution; used to reduce high body temperature.
plastic or rubber device filled with ice to provide dry-cold application
An application that provides cold temperature and is wet against the skin.
An application that provides warm temperature and is wet against the skin.
paraffin wax treatment
A heated mixture of paraffin and mineral oil and is used to provide a moist heat application.
range of motion (ROM)
Exercises designed to move each joint and muscle through it full range of movement.
Special bath given to apply moist heat to the genital or rectal area.
Special blankets which contain coils that can be filled with air or fluid to warm or cool a patient's body.
Use of heat application for treatment.
transfer (gait) belt
Band of fabric or leather that is placed around a patient's waist, grasped by the HCP during transfer or ambulation to provide additional support for the patient.
decrease in the diameter of the blood vessels.
An increase in diameter of the blood vessels
A device that has a metal framework and aids in walking.
Rubber or plastic device designed to hold warm water for dry-heat application.
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