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Physical Agents

Physical Agents - Term Definition What are the 3 types of...

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Term: What are the 3 types of Physical Agents? Give examples of each. Definition: 1) Thermal Agents - hot packs, ice packs, ice massage, hydrotherapy, diathermy, paraffin 2) Mechanical Agents - traction, compression, hydrotherapy, ultrasound. 3) Electromagnetic Agents - TENS, NMES Term: What are the 3 phases of the inflammatory response? Definition: Inflammatory phase, proliferation phase, maturation phase Term: Describe the inflammatory phase of the inflammatory response. Definition: Occurs in first 1-6 days following injury; involves vascular, cellular, and immune responses; is the body's immediate generalized response to injury. Term: Describe the proliferation phase of the inflammatory response. Definition: Occurs 3-20 days after injury; is an attempt to close the wound and restore strength to the tissues; fibroblasts lay down fibrin threads which develop into collagen molecules; myofibroblasts release a substance similar to smooth muscle, which
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