Deep Comfortable Heat
Auto*Therm's unique induction field circuitry produces a shortwave frequency of 27.12 MHz that penetrates deep into muscle tissue with negligible heating in the fatty layer or bone. The unit is easy to use and offers the clinician maximum treatment flexibility, providing deep heat within each patient's tolerable limits.
Indications For Medical Diathermy
Shortwave Diathermy is effective when deep heating of body tissues is desired. Beneficial effects include decreased joint stiffness, increased vasodilation, muscle spasm relief and reduced pain from ligamentous sprains and strains. Often, a regimen of manipulation and exercise is prescribed with medical diathermy to produce optimal therapeutic benefits.
Shortwave Diathermy should not be used in body areas with impaired circulation or nerve sensation, in individuals with pacemakers or metal implants, on metal treatment tables, or over the pregnant uterus.
(For a more complete listing of the indications and contraindications, please consult "Therapeutic Microwave and Shortwave Diathermy: A Review of Thermal Effectiveness, Safe Use and State of the Art: 1984." FDA85-8237.)