Dr. Tracie M. Cusimano
Huntington Beach Chiropractor

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Heat Therapy

 

 

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As with the widespread use of ice packs, one of the most common and most popular forms of therapy is the application of various forms of heat ranging from the warm hot water bottle to the electric blanket this comfortable form of therapy has been used by individuals for many years.

 

The local application of heat is recommended in many sub acute or chronic conditions to reduce pain and inflammation and increased blood flow and venous return.

 

Physiologic effects of heating

 

As with ice, the body's response to warming is consistent from patient to patient. The primary effects of superficial heating are:

 

-Increase blood flow

 

-Decreased muscle spasms

 

-Decreased pain

 

 

 

 

 

Moist Heat Packs

 

 

The application of moist heat is one of the most common of all physical therapies. Moist heat packs (hydrocollator packs) are used to relax patients, increase local and peripheral circulation, and reduce muscle spasm and tonicity. Commercially available heat packs consist of sand-filled bags that are kept in a water bath. The temperature of the water is maintained at a constant 100 degrees.

Office Hours

 

 

 

Monday 8:30am 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am 7:00pm
Thursday 8:30am 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am 7:00pm
Saturday 8:30am 12:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed

Meet Dr. Cusimano

 

 

Dr. Cusimano

Dr. Cusimano is a native of Huntington Beach, California and graduate from Southern California University of Health Sciences. She received the Dean's List honor as well as the Delta Sigma Scholastic Society award. She worked at Cal State...read more

Business Information

Tracie M. Cusimano, D.C.

7561 Center Ave., Unit 26

Huntington Beach,CA 92647

714-840-2273