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Stimulators, Caloric, Physical Therapy

Definition : Caloric stimulators that apply the heat to the patient's skin to produce physiologic reactions in the tissues. These stimulators are used in physical therapy programs to assist in reduction of pain and stiffness, to alleviate muscle spasm, to increase range of motion, and to improve tissue healing by increasing nutrient and blood flow to the area.

Entry Terms : "Physical Therapy Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Muscle" , "Muscle Stimulators" , "Heat Therapy Units"

UMDC code : 18489

   

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