THE NATURAL THETAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF WARM AND COLD
HC CRYO T-SHOCK is the most innovative and versatile device for performing CRYO therapy, thermo-therapy and controlled thermo therapy shock.
Thermotherapy energy is one of the simplest energy sources to be applied into the physiotherapy field and permits to provoke several benefits, thanks to the physiological effects coming from hot and cold.
HC CRYO T-SHOCK, due to its special features and the innovative technology, represents the most interesting therapeutic approach into the physiotherapy field.
CRYO T-SHOCK is a therapeutic device based on the technology of peltier cells, with two components: hyperthermia stimulation, capable of generating heat, and transdermal
CRYO-thermia, capable of subtracting heat even in the deepest layers, it’s a completely electronics medical device with a special software, without using gas, compressors, into the full respect of patient’s health and nature.
Application time is normally short and it is performed from the operator by using the ergonomic head of the instrument.
Gas free, without any compressor, in a small desk-top frame, which could be also placed into a special carrying case for transporting it.
The innovative and advanced technology, without gas and any further external substance, make CRYO T-SHOCK a very comfortable device, without any collateral effect.
Thermal emission mode is made from the special ergonomic head, without any noise.
Effectiveness is coming from the high temperatures and shocks that the unit is capable to reach in a very short therapeutic time, for getting the best therapeutic effects of hot and cold.
FIELDS OF APPLICATIONS
Into the sports but also into the usual domestic activity at home, it is possible to get a trauma. In order to be effective just after the trauma, for avoiding any collateral effect and complications, it is suggested to reduce pain and oedema, for blocking blood flow.
Cryotherapy is actually the sole and most important application needed.
Into the chronic and acute phases and pathologies, hot and cold therapy, which is delivered into the deepest tissues, are reducing pain and they could be used also over the inflammation, without any collateral effect.
Into the pathologies of joints, articulations, tendons and muscles, warm and cold are the main interested approach for getting therapeutic benefits, both into the acute and into the chronic pathologies.
- 1. Indirect pain-relieving action.
- 2. Increased microcirculation at the connective tissue.
- 3. Facilitation of muscle recruitment
- 4. Inhibitory action on trigger points
- 5. Effective vascular activity.
- 6. Effective increase of local circulation determined by the alternation of the biological responses.
THE MAIN BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF CRYO-THERAPY ARE AS FOLLOWS
Anti-inflammatory: it has an anti-inflammatory action because it slows down cellular metabolism which in turn reduces the production and release of chemical inflammatory mediators (histamines, bradykinin, and serotonin)..
Anti-oedema: it is correlated to the anti-inflammatory action and vasoconstriction, which limits extravasation of blood tissues.
Analgesic: cold notoriously reduces pain because it inhibits the nerve endings, slowing down nerve conduction of the algogenic impulses and reducing local inflammations.
Muscle-relaxant: cold reduces muscle tone and spasms. To obtain these effects, prolonged applications are necessary; whereas, short applications act on the nociceptors which cause reflex muscle contraction.
Heat increases tissue elasticity. The effect is particularly evident in the joint capsules, tendons, muscles and in all structures where numerous collagen fibres are present. Heat has the power to accelerate the biochemical reactions of the organism and greatly increases the supply of oxygen to the tissue. This results in an increased metabolism in the treated area. It also has a relaxing effect on patients.
Heat therapy can have many applications, but must only be used after acute stages of injury and inflammation subside.
The application of heat is very effective on oedema caused by venous and lymphatic stasis. Heat is also suitable to promote and speed up the healing of tissues in case of contusions, sprains, strains and pulled muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is important that the heat treatment is applied only after the initial acute traumatic stage. The application of exogenous heat relieves spasms caused by muscle fatigue because it aids the elimination of lactic acids accumulated in the muscle.
Heat can also be used before physiotherapy sessions, massages or stretching to increase muscle oxygenation, skin and muscle elasticity and relaxation.