The team at Vital Mobility is proud to offer an excellent selection of cold therapy devices for post surgical or post traumatic treatment. Cold therapy, otherwise known as cryotherapy, is the use of a cold to diminish the pain and swelling located in a specific area of the body.
Traditionally, cold compresses– whether they be gel packs or ice packs, have been placed on affected areas to diminish pain and swelling. However, both methods of cold therapy are of limited duration. After a few minutes, an ice pack– for example– will begin to warm up and lose its therapeutic effects. That is why in recent times, cryotherapy systems have become the preferred treatment choice for patients looking for a continuous flow of cooling combined with steady compression for treatment that can go on for hours at a time.
Cold therapy systems are comprised of three main components:
1. The cooler: a thermos-like structure that holds a combination of water and crushed ice. Electric cold therapy systems have their pump located on the lid of the cooler.
2. The tubing: the spill-proof conduit for the cool water to circulate form the cooler to the cuff.
3. The cuff: Users will pick the cuff that’s most suitable for their condition. Someone who’s undergone knee replacement surgery will require a knee cuff for example. Individuals also have the choice of shoulder cuffs, wrist cuffs, ankle cuffs, foot cuffs, thigh cuffs, elbow cuffs and more. The cuff not only provides a slight level of compression for the affected area, but their spill-proof construction also handles the circulating water that’s necessary for effective treatment,
After initially setting up the cold therapy system, patients will be able to use the device– uninterruptedly– for 5-6 hours at a time. Imagine setting up your cryo-cuff in front of your TV or computer and being able to quickly detach the cuff from the cooler in order to make a quick trip to the washroom or to warm up lunch? That’s easy to do with a cold therapy system as its spill-proof tubing allows for mess-free and quick activation and deactivation of treatment.
Recovery has never before been so easier. Study after study continues to shed light on the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that continuous cold therapy offers– especially in the days following surgery or trauma to a joint or extremity.
Both the Aircast Cryo-cuff and Breg Polar Care Cube system are excellent choices that Vital Mobility offers for retail. The Aircast cold therapy system is also available for rent– starting at a one-week period. Visit our website (www.vitalmobility.ca) or call our experts to inquire about this great device today.