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Essentials of Neuroscience in Physical Therapy
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Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation
Part Three. Thermal Modalities
Chapter 10. Shortwave and Microwave Diathermy
William E. Prentice and David O. Draper
1. What is diathermy and what are the different types of diathermy?
2. What are the potential physiologic effects of using continuous shortwave, pulsed shortwave, or microwave diathermies?
3. What determines the ratio of the electrical field to the magnetic field in shortwave diathermy?
4. What are the differences between shortwave diathermy techniques that use capacitance or induction?
5. How is pulsed shortwave diathermy used, and what type of electrode is most typically used?
6. How should microwave diathermy be set up to achieve the most effective results?
7. What are the various clinical applications and indications for using continuous shortwave, pulsed shortwave, and microwave diathermies?
8. What are the most important treatment precautions for using the diathermies?
9. What are the major differences between microwave and shortwave diathermies?
10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using diathermy or ultrasound as deep-heating modalities?
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