7th Nov 2018
The Essential Guide for Therapeutic Modalities for Your Practice: Part Two
If you’re starting your own practice, you probably have a long list of equipment and devices you want to offer. In addition to the modalities you want to offer your patients, accessories and software are other must-haves when getting your clinic ready to treat clients. Getting your practice patient-ready can be stressful and expensive.
Our mission continues to be: to provide the latest innovative and cutting-edge rehabilitation modalities at the most affordable price for healthcare practitioners. We shared a preliminary list of essential modalities and equipment in a previous post. Today, we continue to share our favorite modalities and equipment which will help your clinic or practice provide superlative care.
When choosing a modality to offer at your clinic or practice, it’s important to choose the ones with proven results and the latest technology to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. When considering purchasing a modality, it’s important to make research it’s therapeutic benefits. Most modalities help several symptoms within one treatment session.
Here are the list of the most common desired benefits when considering a rehab modality:
- Reduces pain and tenderness
- Lessens swelling and edema
- Facilitates healing
- Improves range of motion
- Increases functional movement or neutral position
- Efficient treatment time
- Little-to-no side effects
However, probably the most important thing to consider is whether the device can be used with diverse and varied patient populations. Typical rehabilitation practices see patients of different ages, genders, injuries and conditions. Some of the typical conditions treated in rehabilitation include:
- Sprains & Strains
- Post-Surgical Rehab
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- And more…
The Essential Rehabilitation Modalities and Devices
Handheld dynamometer: Whether being treated for an injury or chronic condition, evaluations play a key role in every patient’s journey through rehabilitation. A handheld dynamometer is the gold-standard when it’s necessary to perform muscle testing. The MicroFET 2 is one of the industry’s favorites digital handheld dynamometer and for good reason. Not only does it feature an ergonomic shape and is light weight to make it easy to use, but it also comes with versatile attachments to ensure proper muscle isolation for increased testing validity.
Low-Level Laser Therapy: Low level laser therapy is an innovative modality to offer in your clinic or practice. Laser Light therapy uses very short wavelengths of light (600-1000 nm) to penetrate human tissue which facilitates the healing of tissue, reduces pain and swelling. This cutting-edge therapy is non-invasive and has zero side effects making it a great choice to treat a variety of injuries and conditions including: arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, knee pain, sprains and strains.
Kinesio Tape: Kinesio tape is a useful piece of equipment that can be used to help re-educate muscles to maintain a neutral position as well as help serve as a useful reminder to patients to use proper alignment during movement. Simple, yet effective, kinesio tape is a must have for rehabilitation practices.
Active/Passive Motion machines: Loss of function is a typical symptom experienced by patients in physical therapy. An active/passive motion machine is a simple device that can help improve mobility. When considering the purchase of an active/passive machine, consider whether the device offers different levels of resistance for active exercising as well as active and passive training for upper and lower extremities.
Whirlpool Therapy: Whirlpool therapy has long been proven to help reduce pain, improve function as well as aid in wound care. Innovations in whirlpool therapy have created tubs that can be used on tabletops or can be completely mobile in your practice, depending on your needs. Not only that, but you can even have your warm water whirlpool therapy tub customized with your practices branding including both your chosen color palette and logo design.
Underwater Treadmill: An underwater treadmill is great for practices that have access to the use of a pool and want to offer non-invasive cardiovascular training. An underwater treadmill offers many benefits including the ability to offer progressive, interval training as a patient’s cardiovascular health increases and the ability to offer effective therapeutic exercise without any undue stress on the patient’s joints. What’s more, an underwater treadmill can be used across patient populations and can be used for a wide range of injury rehab and chronic pain conditions that require cardiovascular conditioning.
Contact us today!
We can help your practice find the perfect devices and all necessary supplies and products to help your practitioners treat their patients successfully. Contact us today and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the benefits of using each device and what accessories you’ll need! Call us today at 1-801-770-3328 for more information.