modalities Ice vs Heat

Modalities Ice vs - Learning issue Therapy modalities Ice vs heat Name MH The effects of cryotherapy include a reduction in edema through decreased

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Learning issue: Therapy modalities Ice vs. heat Name: MH The effects of cryotherapy include a reduction in edema through decreased blood flow by the mechanism of vasoconstriction, a reduction in the inflammatory response through a decreased metabolic rate, a reduction in pain through the gate control theory, and temporary inhibiting effects to the neuromuscular system related to spasticity, nerve conduction velocity, and muscle strength. Cryotherapy can be administered through a variety of methods, including ice bags, cold water immersion, ice cups, thermoelectric cooling, cold packs, chemical spray (Cryostretch), and continuous cold flow through a device with intermittent compression. Numerous studies have demonstrated an increased reduction in edema during the acute phase, with the administration of continuous cryotherapy using intermittent compression. The most practical method of administration is with an ice bag or vasopneumatic device The treatment time for ice application should not surpass 30 minutes because of risk for
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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Modalities Ice vs - Learning issue Therapy modalities Ice vs heat Name MH The effects of cryotherapy include a reduction in edema through decreased

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