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1

List the indications for use of therapeutic modalities

1. Inflammation and repair
2. Pain
3. Restriction in motion
4. Abnormal tone

2

What are the general contraindications for Therapeutic modalities.

1. Pregnancy
2.Malignancy
3. Impaired Sensation
4. Pacemaker or other implantable device
5. Impaired mental status

3

List the categories of PA?

1. Thermal
2. Mechanical
3. Electromagnetic

4

List the types of thermal agents.

1. Deep heating agents (US, diathermy)

2. Superficial heating agents (hot pack, paraffin)

3. Cooling agents (ice pack)

5

List the types of mechanical PA

1. Traction

2. Compression

3. Water

4. Sound (US)

6

List electromagnetic PA?

1. Electromagnetic Field (UV, laser)

2. Electrical Currents (TENS)