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General Consideration

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Which is not a deep heat therapy?



A Short wave diathermy
B Infrared therapy

C Ultra sound therapy
D Interferential therapy

Ans. B

Infrared therapy

Surface heat

a. Hot water bottle

b. Warm bath

c. Hot socks or compressor

d. Infrared lamp

e. Wax bath.

Deep Heat

a. Shortwave diathermy (heat produced by high frequency alternative current).

b. Ultra sonic therapy

c. Microwave

i. Heat produces a soothing effect on many aches and pains, by increasing the blood flow.

ii. Heat must not be applied to insensitive or ischaemic skin and if there is underlying acute infection or neoplastic tissue.

iii. Superficial heat - only the skin and subcutaneous tissue are heated

iv. Deep heat - deeper Structures are heated

v. The ultrasonic waves and microwaves penetrate to a considerable depth.

vi. When the, wave strike the tissue the energy is converted into heat. It is most useful for localised tender fibrous nodules.

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