Handbook of Sports Medicine

Handbook of Sports Medicine

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Moist hot packs, warm whirlpools, and contrast baths are a few of the application methods used in thermotherapy. ... if the temperature rises past 45AdC, the tissues burn because the metabolic activity required to repair the tissue is not capable of ... in which 2 minutes in hot water at 40.6Ad to 43.3 Ad C (105Ad to 110Ad F) is alternated with 2 minutes in cold water at 12.8Ad to 18.3Ad C (55Ad to ... Active range- of- motion exercises should be encouraged, especially in the heat phase of the contrast.

Title:Handbook of Sports Medicine
Author:Wade A. Lillegard, Karen S. Rucker
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 1993


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