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chapter 54 phtsical therapy and rehabilitation

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cryotherapy
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therapeutic use of cold
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diathermy
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generation of heat in body tissues through high-frequency electric currents for medical purposes
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erthema
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redness
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fluidtherapy
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dry therapy; stimulates healing, especially in hands and feet. insert affected area in granular particles that are heated and agitated air with hot air
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gait
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a person’s manner of walking
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goniometer
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measures precise degree of motion in a particular joint
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hydrotherapy
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therapy using water
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mobility aid
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device that improves one’s ability to move from one place to another
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physical therapy
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use of remedial processes to overcome a physical defect
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posture
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the way one holds one’s body; a pose or position
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range of motion
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a measure of flexibility that tells how far a joint or body part can be moved
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therapeutic team
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doctors, nurses, therapist who work together in helping patients overcome or chronic illness together
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thermotherapy
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applying heat to the body for therapeutic purposes
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traction
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a pull to the arm or leg muscles to bring a bone back into place when it is dislocated or fractured