We’ve been like kids at Christmas last week with our new piece of technology, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Don’t be fooled by the name, the Game Ready Med4 Elite is going to be ground breaking for the treatment plans for many of our clients, and with the amount it offers, you’ll be lining up to use it too!
It has four main functions, controlled cold (similar to an ice pack), controlled heat (similar to a heat pack), alternating heat and cold (changing between the ice and heat packs) and compression (acting like a bandage) and each has its own function specific to your rehabilitation. Let’s look a little closer.
THE COLD FUNCTION
The cold function helps to minimise swelling in the area by causing the blood vessels to become smaller, it also helps to manage pain after injury or surgery. The benefits mean that the treatment is consistent, and can be set as low as 3 degrees to ensure you get the level required to actually help your specific case.
THE HEAT FUNCTION
The heat function can deliver consistent, radiating warmth to your area of need up to 45 degrees. The heat encourages your blood vessels to expand, letting more blood run through and help support the healing process. This is usually used after the first symptoms of swelling have finished post-injury or surgery to help get some movement back and aid with pain. Again, the level of heat is adjustable, so your specific needs are met.
THE RAPID CONTRAST FUNCTION
The alternating heat and cold function is a little more complex. This is known as rapid contrast therapy and although there is plenty of research behind it, the manual handling of the technique can be a little too much for many people to bother with.
It involves switching between heat and cold therapies, on a minute by minute basis (sometimes less depending on your needs). The heat therapy allows the blood vessels to expand, letting more blood and nutrients flow and the cold alternative stops extra swelling from building up.
As you can imagine, this is a lot of effort and “mucking around”, and the consistent swapping can lower the effectiveness of both treatments. Thanks to the Game Ready Med4 Elite, we now have all the benefits of this treatment, without the hassle of the changeovers!
THE COMPRESSION FUNCTION
Finally, the active compression function allows pressure to be placed on the injured area, delivering pulses that mimic the body’s muscle movements. This means that excess swelling is pumped from the area allowing extra blood, oxygen and nutrients to head to the affected area and begin the healing process. Compression can be changed to various levels throughout the treatment, and can be used whilst other functions are being completed too.
We pride ourselves on the exceptional standard of care we deliver to our clients, and we are excited to continue to share the latest technology with you on your rehabilitation journey. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the practice today on (02) 4721 7798, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book your next appointment online, here.