Physiotouch is a negative pressure device which allows vertical and horizontal stretching of the fascial (connective tissue) structures, expanding the space for circulation of blood and lymph. The results of PhysioTouch therapy are immediately measurable as reduced swelling, reduced pain and improved range of motion.
The Physiotouch can be used for:
• Post Surgically
• Muscle Recovery
• Pain and swelling
• Joints and muscles
‘Easy on the patient, easy on the therapist’
• Increasing metabolic activity in fascia
• Reduces swelling
• Reduces pain
• Breaks down scar tissue
• Relieves muscle tension
• Improves lymphatic circulation
• Improves secondary Lymphoedema
• Pressure range is 20 – 250 mmHg
• Pulsation range is 0.5 – 5 seconds
• High frequency vibration 20 – 90 Hz
• Different size mouthpieces customised for different treatments
• 4.3-inch touch screens for simple, intuitive operation
• 8 hour battery life
Post Surgical and scarring
Negative pressure in the treatment head, stimulating lymph flow. The result of this is a rapid acceleration of the healing process.
PhysioTouch treatment activates the superficial lymphatic capillary network, pulling on anchor fibers to stretch the endothelial openings and increase the flow of lymph. By stretching the anchor fibers both horizontally and vertically, allows even sizeable particles such as harmful proteins to be carried away. The device can be used to treat tissue fibrosis caused by lymphoedema or persistent swelling.
The most important function of muscle tissue is contraction, which is necessary for all body movements. Tissue damage associated with excessive strain, unbalanced movements, or sudden impact causes an inflammatory reaction and the accumulation of proteins and fluid in muscles, in tendons, at muscle or tendon attachment sites, and elsewhere. Pain is how the body communicates that inflammation and swelling have developed, and it initiates a chain of anti-inflammatory reactions. The reaction to a muscle injury includes activation of a satellite cell, a type of progenitor cell, causing the satellite cell to move to the damaged area and combine either with pre-existing muscle fibers or with a new muscle fiber in the process of being formed. The most important function of satellite cells is to restore muscle performance by repairing damaged muscle cells. Excessive proteinaceous edema (swelling) can critically slow down the healing process by interfering with satellite cell activity.
Pain and swelling
Restorative treatment lowers the elevated creatine kinase levels caused by muscle damage, speeding up athlete recovery and helping to prevent new muscle injuries.
PhysioTouch treatment is used to stimulate metabolic activity in the joint while removing harmful proteins and inflammatory agents and reducing swelling. It also activates an anti-inflammatory process that encourages the production of hyaluronic acid to lubricate the joint. Thus improves the range of motion in the joint, reducing pain and accelerating the healing process.
“We’ve been working with the PhysioTouch system for our lymphedoema and post-surgical population for several months and are having absolutely incredible results.”
“PhysioTouch has been used in over 1200 treatments at Johns Hopkins. The subject populations who have benefitted from the use of this device range from surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic and oncological conditions where there is pain, stiffness and swelling in the extremities. We have been very pleased with its performance, reliability and overall client satisfaction.”
Ken Johnson, Physio Manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital
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