Heat- and Cryotherapy
OUR PHYSIOTHERAPY APPLICATIONS
Heat- and Cryotherapy
Diathermy includes dry heat therapy to improve blood circulation and freedom of movement while reducing pain and inflammation. Shortwave diathermy produces high-frequency, oscillating electromagnetic energy and thus ensures an increased cell metabolism and relaxing deep warmth.
The effects and benefits of diathermy treatment include improved blood circulation and circulation, increased metabolism, as well as increased muscle temperature and increased tissue temperature. As a result, the patient experiences less pain, less tissue stiffness and is increasingly relieved of muscle spasms.
Infrared therapy with the Brain Light Hydrosun is used to relieve pain, relax the muscles and counteract fatigue syndromes.
Our nature serves as a model for this type of light therapy. Sunlight is the original source of all life, under the influence of which living beings have developed during evolution. That is why the invisible infrared, which can be perceived as solar heat, is the most compatible and natural heat radiation of all and helps to alleviate many diseases.
Refrigeration - Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy uses cold medical treatments. Here, temperature differences are utilized to treat a specific area. The cold is generated locally in a targeted manner to extract heat from the body. As a result, inflammation processes occur more slowly, as the so-called inflammation mediators become more inactive.
This effect is generally based on vasoconstriction, muscle detonation (reduction of internal muscular tension), and an analgesic effect in reducing pain).
The result of the treatment is that blood flow is reduced since the cold causes vessels to contract, which leads to pain relief.
The resulting cold stimulus can reformat the pain memory, which is overly sensitive in the case of chronic pain, and the pain sensors may become desensitized. Inflammatory processes can be inhibited, and mobility improved.
Cold therapy is mainly used for chronic illnesses or traumatology, such as injuries, after operations, spasticity, or muscle tension.