Hydro Therapy

Hydrotherapy

Hydro Therapy Benefits
Heat and cold for therapeutic benefit is easy for patients to use at home. Heat encourages circulation, which means the area is bathed in nutrient and oxygen rich blood, while toxins and cellular debris are washed away.
Heat is most commonly used for chronic injuries. Those with cardiovascular conditions like hypertension should consult their MD before using heat, especially on the torso.
 
Cold is used to combat inflammation, pain and swelling. Ice should only be used for 15-20 min maximum at a time, and there should always be a cloth/towel between the ice and your skin. Ignoring these precautions can lead to nerve and skin damage.
Anyone with impaired ability to sense hot and cold should exercise caution with hydrotherapy. Everyone should avoid extremes in temperature.
Examples of Hydrotherapy
 
  • Hot Water Bottle
  • Therapeutic Heating Pad/Thermophore
  • Ice Pack
  • Contrast Bathing
  • Epsom Salts Bath
  • Dead Sea Salt Bath
  • Parafin Wax Dip
 

 

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