The term thermotherapy is used to summarise all types of treatment, which are based on the application of heat. Thermotherapy has a wide range, which extends from simple local red-light heat application within physiotherapy through to selective cell destruction by means of ultrasound for the treatment of tumours. The term also generally covers cold therapies.
The simplest and most original form of thermotherapy is the hot roll: Towels soaked in hot water are rolled up and applied to painful body regions to cool down. The damp heat has an analgesic effect and a relaxing effect on painfully tensed muscles.
This form of heat therapy is used to treat a wide range of painful conditions, especially those caused by degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Examples include arthroses of the large and small joints and degenerative spinal disorders. Painful muscle tension can also be treated with heat therapy.
The heat treatment should be immediately followed by targeted physiotherapeutic after-treatment with movement exercises or massages to utilise the analgesic and relaxing effects.
In terms of a holistically orientated service offering, the Wiener Privatklinik offers thermotherapy at the highest quality level.
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