Chattanooga Fluidotherapy® Double Extremity Unit

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Description

Fluidotherapy® – the only name in dry heat therapy.

Features

Dry heat increases circulation and assists in pain relief
Massaging Action provides warmth, increased local circulation and pain diminishing effects to help increase joint range of motion
Limb Buoyancy allows patients to freely perform a variety of resistive exercises with increased mobility and decreased pain. The fluidized Cellex particles act like a low viscosity fluid, allowing limbs to be suspended much like in a liquid state.
Promote tissue healing
Heat induced vasodilation
Increases localized blood flow
Increases cellular metabolism and regeneration of healthy tissue via improved oxygen consumption
Improves joint range of motion due to increased collagen elasticity Sensory stimulation
Gentle sensory stimulation of the skin through rubbing of the Cellex® particles against the skin surface
Stimulates skin mechanoreceptors
Induces a cutaneous micro massage, helping to decrease pain and increase range of motion
Air flow and high/low features create an antigravity effect that maintains the limb in a buoyant, elevated position to aid in the movement of fluid and help prevent the build up of edema
The effectiveness of Fluidotherapy was compared with Hydrotherapy and Paraffin wax treatments by in vivo temperature measurements of the joint capsule and muscles of the hands and feet. Fluidotherapy applied at 118°F resulted in a maximum joint capsule temperature rise of 16.2°F and a 9.5°F rise in muscle temperature. This was compared to a 13.5°F and 8.1°F rise in temperature, respectively for Paraffin wax treatments. Lastly, Hydrotherapy bath applied at 102°F resulted in only a 10.8°F rise in joint capsule temperature and 7.7°F rise in muscle temperature. “Comparison of In Vivo Temperature Produced by Hydrotherapy, Paraffin Wax and Fluidotherapy.” Borrell RM, Parker R, Henley EJ, Masley D, Repinecz
easurements of time integrated heat absorption by a hand immersed in a Fluidotherapy unit at 120°F, a Whirlpool at 105.2°F and a Paraffin wax bath at 126°F show the average heat absorption to be 17.2, 5.6 and 4.8 BTU respectively during a 15 minute treatment. “Fluidotherapy: Evaluation of a New Heat Modality” Borrell RM, Henley EJ, Ho P, Hubbell MK

Applications

Clinical indications
• Relief of local pain
• Management of minor pain and stiffness on non-rheumatoid arthritis
• Increase localized blood circulation
• Management of joint range of motion when combined with exercise

Examples of common applications
• Relief of local pain
• Exercise
• Tissue heating
• Sensory stimulation
• Increased blood flow
• Decreased ROM
• Other conditions where heat is appropriate

Contraindications
• Where cancerous lesions are present in the treatment area
• Where open wounds are present in the treatment area
• When patients are suspected of carrying serious infectious diseases
• Systemic infectious diseases where it is advisable to suppress heat or fevers
• Severe circulatory obstruction disorders (arterial, venous, or lymphatic)

Specifications

Product Weight: 60 lb (27.2 kg)
Shipping Weight: 100 lb (45.4 kg)
Dimensions: 34″ x 18.5″ x 33″ (86.4 cm x 47 cm x 83.3 cm)
Mains Power: 120V, 50/60 Hz, 11A
Variable Adjustments: Time, Temperature and Air Speed
Modes of Operation: Continuous and Pulsed
Pulse Mode: OFF to 6 seconds; ON/OFF
Treatment Time: 1-99 minutes and Continuous
Operating Temperature: Dependent upon Air Speed selected 88° F to 125° F (31˚c to 52˚c)
Optimal Performance: 115° to 118° at 50% Air Speed
Air Speed: 0% to 100% (5% increments)
Safety Class: Class I, Type B
Safety Tests: UL 60601-1

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