Tag: rehab

Electrically Assisted Therapy

Therapists can use iontophoresis to reduce inflamation Iontophoresis is the use of electricity to drive drugs through the skin. It is primarily used in physical therapy to decrease inflammation in a variety of diagnoses, primarily tendonitis, bursitis and post-operatively. The drugs used with iontophoresis…

10 Common Electrotherapy Mistakes

Keep electric therapy effective and safe for all patients “Positive” versus “Negative” Electrode Placement. Every therapist should realize that with alternating current (AC) each electrode reverses current with each cycle. In other words, the red and black change from positive to negative. On the…

Therapist-Driven Protocols

Vol. 19 •Issue 9 • Page 25 Therapist-Driven Protocols Are Not Always Cut-and-Dried Success Stories By Margaret Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS Imagine my surprise when I saw the following poster session on the conference agenda at a recent meeting of the American College of…

E-Stim

Despite health care changes, e-stim retains a role in PT treatment Surviving the Market Changes Functional treatment: it’s a phrase that’s become almost omnipresent in all areas of rehab care. As health care dollars tightened in recent years, the insurance trend has moved toward…

Comparing Flutter Device to IPV

Comparing Flutter Device to IPV By Charles R. Miller, MS, RRT Traditionally, chest physical therapy (CPT) has been used in patients with diseases associated with production of copious secretions and atelectasis. However, an extensive review of CPT by Eid et al.1 shows CPT has only a…

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