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Types of Physiotherapy / Physiotherapy - Types

Last Updated on Nov 11, 2019
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Modalities used in Physiotherapy Wax Bath

Paraffin wax is used for the treatment.

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The temperature of the wax is in the range between 40░ to 44░c.(1Therapeutic Heat

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The heat energy obtained from the hot wax is used to relieve pain and stiffness of the joints.

When to apply?

  1. Joint pain
  2. Joint stiffness
  3. Conditions like Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis

Where useful?

This is applied over Joints of legs and hands

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Where it should not be used?

If the area to be treated has:

  1. Open wounds
  2. Cuts
  3. Burns
  4. Skin rashes

Advantages

  1. Joint pain and stiffness is relived
  2. Skin becomes smooth and moist
  3. Causes relaxing effect

Treatment Time

The time duration for the treatment is about 30-45 minutes

  1. Therapeutic Heat - (https://fadavispt.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1932žionid=141707499)
  2. Sample Records For Cryotherapy - (https://www.science.gov/topicpages/c/cryotherapy.html)
  3. Light Therapy - (https://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2223žionid=173788506)
  4. Contrast Bath Therapy - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_bath_therapy)
  5. Shortwave And Microwave Diathermy - (https://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=465žionid=40195359)
  6. Ultrasonics - (https://www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/physics/physics/ultrasonics)
  7. Therapeutic Massage Techniques - (https://www.physioblasts.org/f/public/1366280192_429_FT0_technique_of_massage.pdf)
  8. The Properties Of Water And Their Applications for Training - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327375/)

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Robin123

I suffer from TMD and have pain in the right side neck. I have been adviced IFT for ten days. Is it ok to go for it and will it reduce the pain. Ravindra Bawari

varun.esm

i have problem while writing and while working on keyboard or using calculator.
i cannot grip the pen properly within my 1st finger and thumb and while working on computer i am unable to use my 1st finger for pressing keys so i use my middle finger.
please advice...

regards
varun

KathyF

I had short wave diathermy in Italy for a shoulder injury. It seems to have been very succesful - pain reduced and mobility improved afte 3 sessions. I would try it again.

faizan43

i have muscular atrophy in my both hand, i cant hold anything and close my figure.anyone advice my how to recover from it.Or any way of treatment??

kdharmarajan1947

For lumbar spondylosis, I've been advised IFT as part pf physio therapy. I find however that IFt sometimes hurts [as if someone pricks me with a pin]while it is on in specific areas. Is it ok? Should I ask to reduce the intensity ..? I should add I do feel a certain degree of comfort once the therapy is over..

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