Lehmann, Justus F. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
- Therapeutic effects of heat
- Laser therapy
- Side effects
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The treatment of disease by the local or general application of heat. The following discussion is limited to the local application of heat as an adjunct to therapeutic management of musculoskeletal and joint diseases. The most commonly used methods for this form of treatment include hot packs, hydrotherapy, radiant heat, shortwave diathermy, microwave diathermy, ultrasound, and laser therapy.
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