Electrotherapy Presentation, (Traction, Compression) for DPT Students

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Electrotherapy Presentation, (Traction, Compression) for DPT Students

Electrotherapy Presentation

Traction, Compression) for DPT Students

Traction:

Process of drawing, or pulling apart, of a body segment

Types

Mechanical Traction: – using a traction machine or ropes/ pulleys to apply a traction force  

Manual Traction : clinician positions patient and applies traction force to joints of the spine or extremities

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Compression

Intermittent pneumatic compression

Intermittent pneumatic compression: is a therapeutic technique used in medical devices that include an air pump and inflatable auxiliary sleeves, gloves or boots to improve venous circulation in the limbs of patients who suffer edema or the risk of  deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).

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