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
Very hot-104-110 an upward thrust = wt. Of H2O displaced (buoyancy)
Soft tissue extens, chronic
Open wounds, circ, sensory, cardiac disorder, decrease tone
Exercise, acute inflam (if not able to tol cold)