Theraputic Modalities (Cryotherapy (When should we use it? (~Cold Therapy…
Def.=application of cold for injury treatment
What does it do to the body?
Vasoconstriction->pain->swelling->muscle spasm->metabolism->Nerve function-><-increased muscle strength and ROM
When should we use it?
~Cold Therapy should be used for ALL acute injuries~
Don't apply cold for longer than 30 min
3-4 applications a day
Must have 1 1/2-2 hours between applications
Contradictions for CRYO
Hypersensitive to cold
Heart Disease(causes BP fluctuations)
Struggles regulating body temp
5 Stages of Injury Healing
Stage-active healing Therepe-ice Goal-Decrease blood vessel size ,reduce swelling,freeze nerve endings,reduce pain
Situations where therapy should not be used
indication-use or use of
What is a Therapeutic modality?
$Therapeutic Modality DO NOT speed up healing...they provide an optimal environment for healing to occur.
def:Various heating, cooling, and mechanical or electrical methods to treat injuries