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Heat therapy

  1. Superficial
     
    Only superficial structures i.e., skin & subcutaneous tissues are heated by conduction, convection & conversion (radiation)
     
    It includes:-
    1. Hot bath/ packs (kenny packs)/ soaks/ compresses/ water bottle
    2. Chemical packs
    3. Paraffin wax bath
    4. Infrared lamp
    5. Moist air cabinet
  2. Deep
     
    Deeper structures i.e., muscles are heated by conversion or radiation.
     
    It includes:
    1. Short wave diathermy
    2. Microwave therapy
    3. Ultrasound therapy




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