Physical medicine and rehabilitation: Physical modalities, orthoses, assistive devices, and manipulation

Aaron Jay Yang, Ryan Castoro, Nitin B. Jain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Indications for heat are to provide analgesia, contracture reduction, decrease joint stiffness, increase collagen elasticity, and hyperemia in the setting of a chronic injury. The use of heat as a therapeutic modality is based on the physical properties of conduction, convection, conversion, and radiation. The therapeutic range of heat is 40-45 °C and is commonly maintained for about 5-30 min [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPain Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAn Essential Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages411-414
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431338
ISBN (Print)9783319431314
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute inflammation
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Analgesia
  • Assistive devices
  • Collagen elasticity
  • Contracture reduction
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electricity
  • Heat
  • Hyperemia
  • Musculoskeletal edema
  • Orthoses
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Spasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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