Effects of thermal therapy in improving the passive range of knee motion: comparison of cold and superficial heat applications

@article{Lin2003EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of thermal therapy in improving the passive range of knee motion: comparison of cold and superficial heat applications},
  author={Y. H. Lin},
  journal={Clinical Rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={618 - 623}
}
  • Y. H. Lin
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Objective: To assess the effect of applying a hot pack followed by a cold pack (COLD) on the passive range of knee flexion in subjects with restricted knee motion, specifically comparing this treatment to the application of a hot pack (HEAT) alone. Design: Seventy-one subjects were randomized into two groups to conduct a clinical randomized before–after trial. Interventions: Each subject received either (1) cold pack or (2) hot pack during passive knee joint stretching. Main outcome measure… CONTINUE READING
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