cryotherapy and thermotherapy

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

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 for physical exercise for the muscle warming phase;
  • preparation for the execution of physiotherapy exercises.

thermal shock and contrast therapy®

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 that consists of applying cycles of hot and cold and it is found to be ideal in the treatment of edema, pain, muscle contractures, inflammation of ligaments, aponeurosis and periosteum.

qmd® cryo-thermal

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


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