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An Introduction to Heat and Cold as Therapy eBook

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By: Laurel Fowlie, R.M.T., B.A., M.Ed.
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295 pages; fully illustrated with 100+ photos and drawings
ISBN: 978-0-9685256-9-2

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Treatments using applications of heat and cold have been around for millennia, but there are few introductory level textbooks that the manual therapist can trust to provide accurate, current information about their use. An Introduction to Heat & Cold as Therapy begins with an explanation of the physiological effects of hot, cold and contrast treatments and the rationales for their usage as therapeutic modalities. It then provides general treatment guidelines, as well as a discussion of contraindications and cautions related to temperature therapy treatment planning. The remainder of the book is dedicated to presenting detailed, fully illustrated descriptions of how to make available a large number of temperature treatments in clinical practice and as home care recommendations. An Introduction to Heat & Cold as Therapy meets the needs of students and practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements   3

Preface: Hydrotherapy or Temperature Therapy?   7

Chapter 1:  Core Concepts   11

   Properties of the Skin   13 
   Skin Functions   15
   Reaction   18
   Temperature Regulation   18
   Properties of Water   24
   Transfer of Heat   26
   Manual Therapies   28
   Effects of Temperature Therapy Applications   29

Chapter 2:  Physiological Effects of Cold   35

   Retrostasis and Heat Conservation   37
   Hunting Response   38
   Inflammation and Cryotherapy   39
   Stages of Inflammation   43
   Why Cold is Effective   44
 •  Duration of Effects of Cold   47
 •  Influences on Cold’s Effects   49
 •  Direct Effects of Cold   51
 •  Reflex Effects of Cold   56
 •  Indications for Cold Applications   57
 •  Caution with Cryotherapy   58

Chapter 3:  Physiological Effects of Heat   61

 •  Warm and Hot   63
 •  Passive Derivation   64
 •  Factors That Influence Heat’s Effects   67
 •  Direct Effects of Heat   69
 •  Reflex Effects of Heat   78
 •  Indications for Heat Applications   83
 •  Caution with Thermotherapy   84

Chapter 4:  Physiological Effects of Contrast   87

 •  Indications for Contrast Treatments   94
 •  Caution with Contrast   95

Chapter 5:  Temperature Therapy Guidelines   97

 •  Case History   99
 •  Assessment   100
 •  Dosimetry   108
 •  Informed Consent   114
 •  General Treatment Guidelines   116
 •  Ending a Treatment   121
 •  Negative Reactions   123

Chapter 6:  Contraindications and Cautions   131

 •  What are Contraindications and Cautions?   133
 •  Temperature Therapy Critical Thinking   135
 •  Medications   138
 •  Contraindications and Cautions List   141

Chapter 7: Commonly Used Treatments   161

 •  Gel Packs and Ice Bags   164
 •  Ice Massage   166
 •  Ice Bandage   168
 •  Compresses and Fomentations   170
 •  Foot Baths   184
 •  Tonic Friction Applications   188
 •  Washings   198
 •  Thermophore   202
 •  Hydrocollator   204
 •  Paraffin Wax Bath   207
 •  Hot Stone Massage   212

Chapter 8: Large, Intense Hydrotherapy Treatments   217

 •  Introduction: Large Scale Hydrotherapy Treatments   219
 •  General Procedures   221
 •  Steam Treatments   223

Chapter 9: Additives   245

 •  Essential Oils   247
 •  Epsom Salts   252
 •  Apple Cider Vinegar   254
 •  Ginger   254
 •  Mustard   256
 •  Baking Soda   258
 •  Oatmeal   258
 •  Castor Oil   259

Chapter 10: Home Care Temperature Therapy   263
 •  Client Education   265
 •  Recommending Home Treatments   267
 •  Monitoring Outcomes   273

Appendix   275
 •  Celsius/Fahrenheit Conversion   276
 •  Temperature Range Chart   277
 •  Key Words and Terms   278

Bibliography   284

Index   288

About the Author
Laurel Fowlie graduated in 1992 from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in Social Development. She worked with adults with physical disabilities for ten years; during this time she also trained in reflexology and aromatherapy. Laurel decided to study massage therapy and entered the Alexandrian Institute in 1998, receiving her diploma and Ontario certification in 1999. She then moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she worked in a variety of clinical settings. In 2002, Laurel was hired to work for a year on the Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner as a hydrotherapist/massage therapist, reflexologist, and spa supervisor.

In 2003, Laurel completed her teaching certificate and M.Ed. in adult education at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), as well as a diploma in university teaching. In addition to being a teaching assistant and sessional instructor at UNB, Laurel has taught at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). She taught Hydrotherapy at the KinéConcept Institute, and has presented numerous seminars on reflexology, aromatherapy, and other health-related topics. Laurel currently works at Kikkawa College in Toronto.