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1

ESTHR
(Hi-volt, microcurrent)

Head, ant. C area, Chest , L A P pregnant 1st tri
Osteomyelitis, Cancer, hemorrhage
Electronic Implants, metal implants

2

Ultrasound

eyes, Spinal Cord after Laminectomy, gonads, LAP pregnant women
Plastic and cemented implants, electronic implants
Malignancy, hemorrhage, thrombus, ischemia, infxn
Unknown Etiology

3

Diathermy

Metal in contact with skin, electronic implants, implanted metal
Eyes, testes, Open growth plates in children, LAB pregnant
Loss of sensation
Hemorrhagic, Ischemic, CA

4

Cold Laser

Eyes,Thyroid area, LAB Pregnant
Open wounds unless covered with clear plastic, Hemorrhage, CA
Epileptic

5

Thermotherapy

Impaired heat sensation, Acute inflammation/inflammatory conditions
Hemorrhage, CA, Thrombophlebitis
Pregnant women-abdominal, pelvic, L area
confused and unreliable pt.

6

Cryotherapy

Cold induced urticaria, Impaired cold sensation, Raynaud's Phenomenon
Cryoglobulinemia, Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria,
Peripheral Vascular Disease
open wounds
confused and unreliable pt.

7

Massage

CELLULITIS, SYNOVITIS
Arteriosclerosis
thrombosis/embolism
severe varicosities
acute phlebitis
abscesses and skin infections
acute inflammatory conditions

8

Traction

OSTEOPOROSIS, FX
Infection, Inflammation, tumor
Hypermobility/instability
severe disk herniation
Vertebral Artery insufficiency/dysfxn (cervical only)
Spinal Stenosis
Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal hernia
HTN (uncontrolled)
Pregnancy (L only)

9

Interferential
NMES

Head, ant C, chest, LAB 1st tri pregnant
Metal implants, Pacemaker
Epilepsy
Hemorrhage, Damaged skin, Cancer
Confused and unreliable, unknown etiology