cryotherapy and thermotherapy

Cryotherapy is a physical therapy performed by the cold and it is used in the treatment of:

  • recent trauma: the vasoconstriction induced by the cold prevents the edema expansion;
  • after-effects of trauma: the cold reduces the perception of pain, the muscle reflex contraction and the post-traumatic edema;
  • bursitis, arthrosynovitis, tendonitis: the cold exerts an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect;
  • inflammatory arthropathy: the cold exerts an anti-inflammatory action useful in rheumatic diseases with an inflammatory imprint.

The thermotherapy instead is a physical therapy performed by the heat. The heat increases blood flow, promotes the elimination of waste accumulated in the tissues, increases oxygenation, accelerates all the biochemical reactions of the organism and it has an analgesic and myorelaxing effect and myorelaxing.

The thermotherapy is used in the treatment of:

  • bruises, sprains, bursitis, muscle strains and tears;
  • syndromes with spinal muscular contractions;
  • muscle spasms caused by fatigue because it favors the elimination of lactic acid accumulated in the muscle;
  • preparation exercise for the phase of muscle warming;
  • prepare for performing physiotherapy exercises.

Pathologies treatable with the thermal shock are:

  • rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory diseases in general;
  • back pain;
  • osteoarthritis;
  • muscle problems;
  • acute injuries;
  • post-operative convalescence.

Contrast therapy® is a physical therapy consisting in the application of hot and cold cycles and it is found to be an important indication in the treatment of edema, pain, muscle contractures, inflammation of the ligaments, aponeurosis and periostasis.

qmd® cryo-thermal

With the device qmd® cryo-thermal could generate the cryo effect (hypothermia from +5° C to -15° C), the thermos effect (hyperthermia from + 25 ° C to + 45 ° C), thermal shock (the temperature drops of at least 30° C in a short time) and contrast therapy® (application of hot and cold cycles alternating).