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An application that provides cold temperature but is dry against the skin.
dry cold
Gel-filled packs that are warmed in a water bath to provide moist heat application.
hydrocollator packs
A plastic or rubber device filled with ice to provide a dry cold application around the neck.
ice collar
A band of fabric or leather that is placed around a patient's waist and grasped by the health care worker during transfer or ambulation to provide additional support for the patient; also known as a transfer belt
gait belt
Dry cold treatments that are used to lower the body temperature.
hypothermia blankets
Artificial supports that assist a patient in walking.
crutches
Temperature-controlled units that circulate warm liquid through a pad to provide dry heat; also known as aquathermia pads.
aquamatic pads
A rod used as an aid in walking.
cane
The tightening or shortening of a muscle
contracture
A heated mixture of paraffin and mineral oil that is used to provide a moist heat application.
paraffin wax treatment
An application that provides warm temperature but is dry against the skin
dry heat
A plastic or rubber device filled with ice to provide a dry cold application.
ice bag
The use of cold to relieve pain, reduce swelling, reduce body temperature, and control bleeding.
cryotherapy
An application that provides cold temperature but is moist against the skin.
moist cold
Folded wet or dry cloths that are applied firmly to a body part.
compresses
An application that provides warm temperature but is moist against the skin.
moist heat
The use of heat to relieve pain, stimulate healing, increase circulation to an area, combat infection, and relieve muscle spasms or increase muscle mobility before exercise
thermotherapy
The full range of movement of a muscle or joint; exercises designed to move each joint and muscle through its full range of movement.
range of motion (ROM)
Constriction (decrease in diameter) of the blood vessels
vasoconstriction
A special bath given to apply moist heat to the genital or rectal area; frequently used after childbirth to ease discomfort and speed healing.
sitz bath
A band of fabric or leather that is placed around a patient's waist and grasped by the health care worker during transfer or ambulation to provide additional support for the patient; also known as a gait belt.
transfer belt
A device that has a metal framework and aids in walking.
walker
Rubber or plastic devices designed to hold warm water for dry heat application.
warm-water bags
Dilation (increase in diameter) of the blood vessels.
vasodilation