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.
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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.