Ultra-Violet rays (UV Rays)

Ultra-violet rays are electromagnetic waves. Rays with wavelengths ranging between 3,900 and 1,849 A°. are used for treatment purposes.

Sources of UV-rays

  1. Sunlight
  2. Mercury vapour lamp
  3. Fluorescent tubes

Where useful?

Individuals with

  1. General weakness
  2. Vitamin-D deficiency
  3. Weight Loss
  4. Psoriasis (Skin disease)
  5. Alopecia (Hair fall)

Where it should not be used?

  1. Sensitive skin
  2. Dermatitis (Skin disease)
  3. High fever
  4. Tuberculosis of lungs
  5. Cancer

Advantages

  1. Formation of Vitamin-D
  2. Proved resistance to infection
  3. General tonic effect

Disadvantages

  1. Conjunctivitis (Eye infection)
  2. Reddening of skin
  3. Electric shock
  4. Burns
  5. UV rays should not be used in combination with certain other treatment

References:

  1. Therapeutic Heat - (https://fadavispt.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1932§ionid=141707499)
  2. Sample Records For Cryotherapy - (https://www.science.gov/topicpages/c/cryotherapy.html)
  3. Light Therapy - (https://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2223§ionid=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=465§ionid=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/)

Comments

Robin123 Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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 Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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 Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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 Saturday, March 23, 2013

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 Friday, March 22, 2013

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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