Heat-internal vibration of molecules within the body. Conduction-heat lost or gained by direct contact Convection-movement through air or H2O tranfers heat to our body Radiation-transfer of heat from warmer source to cooler one Evaporation-transfer from liquid to gas state
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Indications-spasticity, acute inf, ms spasm, edema
-two containers with warm/cool water
-warm 80-104 degrees F
-Immerse in warm 3-4 min, then cool 1 min.
-Repeat 5-6 times
-Always finish with warm
-used for chronic edema, infl. conditions, hypersensitization
Stage III and IV wounds
Subacute and chronic inflammatory conditions
Peripheral nerve injuried
Soft tissue extens, chronic
Open wounds, circ, sensory, cardiac disorder, decrease tone
Exercise, acute inflam (if not able to tol cold)