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Electrophysical tx as a pregnant therapist - Contraindications?

Dear Sabrina, The modalities you have cited are safe to be applied by a pregnant therapist. Modalities that are contraindicated for the pregnant health worker are shortwave diathermy (and similar RF devices) and Microwave diathermy, specially if the therapist stays close to the unit and cables.

Richard Liebano

9 months ago

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Prof Tim Watson
Prof Tim Watson

Sabrina. Thank for your query. I get asked this one a lot, so there is a piece on it under the FAQ page of the website (http://www.electrotherapy.org/faqs) which might help. Agree with Richard and others that the modalities that you have listed would not put the pregnant therapist (or their baby) at risk. Tim

Niki Giada
Niki Giada

Prof Richard Liebano said:

Dear Sabrina, The modalities you have cited are safe to be applied by a pregnant therapist. Modalities that are contraindicated for the pregnant health worker are shortwave diathermy (and similar RF devices) and Microwave diathermy, specially if the therapist stays close to the unit and cables.

TOTALLY AGREE. Only for shortwave, longwave, midwave (TECAR) devices you should keep attention. With Laser use googles anyway ;)

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