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1

What are the indications for Hot Packs?

increase collagen extensibility
Decrease joint stiffness
relieve muscle spasm
pain relief
increase blood flow
as a warm-up to assist exs
possibly assist in resolving inflammation

2

What are the contraindications of a HP?

Severe cardiac disease
Over Malignancy
Sepsis

3

What are the precautions of a heat pack?

With insensitive pt
With spinal cord injuries

4

HP Treatment Time?

20-30min

5

How many layers should cover a HP?

6-8 layers of towel
1 Foam Cover - 4-6 layers

6

What should the temp of the hydroculator be?

160-175

7

How long does it take to re-heat a HP?

30min