Heat and cold are the two most common types of passive, non-invasive, and non-addictive therapies. Both methods are simple, but somewhat nepractical and time-consuming. Cryowraps and thermopacks must always be ready and heated to the appropriate temperature. The greatest problems for the therapist and patient come from uncontrolled heating or cooling (which can cause burns or frostbite) and from the changing pack temperature.
Finally, there is a solution! The MEDIO CRYO combines both methods in a single device. Precise temperature setting of heating or cooling enables the treatment of various acute and chronic conditions without the risk of burns or frostbites. Additionally, constant temperature during the therapy ensures superior and repeatable treatment results. Last but not least, the MEDIO CRYO saves time for both the practitioner and the patients — just press a button or
Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients as well as removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasms, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion. Heat is generally used for chronic injuries or injuries with no inflammation. It is also an efficient prelude to active or passive exercises, electrotherapy, massage, traction, and ultrasound therapy.
Cold therapy is the best immediate treatment for acute injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures. It produces vasoconstriction, which slows circulation and consequently reduces inflammation, swelling and bleeding. Cold therapy also helps relieve acute pain; it is a valuable treatment modality for burn management and can be used as a treatment prior to the RICE procedure.
Ease of use and a broad spectrum of applications make the MEDIO CRYO a valuable device in every physiotherapy unit and every beauty salon.