Fluidotherapy available at local hospital


February 2, 2023

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New therapy option • Sheleene Charf, OTR/L, CLT, assists Camryn Pelster, of Elgin, while he receives fluidotherapy for his hand at Antelope Memorial Hospital. Fluidotherapy assists in the reduction of pain, joint stiffness and muscle spasms while increasing the healing process.

"Fluidotherapy is a high-intensity dry heat modality, used at Antelope Memorial Hospital, to treat extremities," said Sheleene Charf, OTR/L, CLT of MSM Enterprises. "The fluidotherapy machine suspends micronized cellulose particles in a heated air stream. Energy is transferred through the forced movement of the mixture into a convection-formed vortex, creating a dry whirlpool. Having the properties of a liquid, the mixture is circulated in the machine's chamber, around the body part being treated.

Fluidotherapy can be used to treat a variety of diagnoses and conditions involving the wrist, elb...

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