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1

What are the Indications for Contrast Baths?

Athletic Injuries
Leg Ulcers
Orthopedic Problems (extreme joint strains or sprains)

2

Contraindications of Contrast Baths

Cardiovascular problems
Peripheral Vascular Disease

3

What are the Precautions of Contrast Baths?

Loss of Sensation
Pregnancy
Hypersensitivity to Temperatures

4

What are the Temperature Ranges typically used for Contrast Baths

Hot - 105-110
Cold - 55-65

5

What is the Typical Duty Cycle for a Contrast Bath?

H C H C H C H Alterations Time
5 2 5 2 5 5 19
5 2 5 2 5 2 5 7 26
4 1 4 1 4 1 4 7 19

6

What are Contrast Baths Used For?

Used to produce hyperemia. May be very effective in decreasing edema after traumatic injury and improving ROM after immobilization.