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Physical Therapist

Therapeutic Modalities 208

Ultrasound and Diathermy


  • Analyze the thermal and nonthermal benefits of ultrasound
  • Discuss the clinical application of ultrasound in the use of soft tissue shortening, pain control, bone fractures and other clinical conditions
  • List 5 contraindications and precautions for the use of ultrasound
  • Describe application techniques and parameters surrounding the use of ultrasound
  • Discuss components of ultrasound that should be included in documentation
  • Examine and discuss the physical properties of diathermy
  • Compare and contrast diathermy applicators
  • Describe the thermal and nonthermal effects of diathermy
  • Outline application techniques and understand positioning for diathermy
  • Read case studies to highlight clinical application

(Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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