ProMOTION EV1 for Physiotherapists
ProMOTION EV1 is a cutting-edge device, designed to tackle the key challenges faced with soft tissue rehabilitation and recovery from surgery. Other uses of ProMOTION EV1 consist of hot/cold massage, prehab and warm up/cool down applications.
Read on to discover why this latest innovation in physiotherapy equipment could be the perfect addition to your physio tool kit.
Every Stage Of The Healing Process Covered
Offering cooling, contrast and heat therapy all in one battery operated device with no need for ice or water, ProMOTION EV1 works for every stage of the healing process.
ProMOTION EV1’s cooling application can be set from 6 to 15 degrees – the optimal temperature range to apply in the acute phase of an injury.
When the patient starts moving out of those initial acute stages of injury, where the inflammation is beginning to stop, ProMOTION’s contrast therapy can be used. The cooling will help to control any ends of the inflammatory stage that’s occurring, while the heat therapy helps with proliferation, maximising the tissue pliability.
Contrast therapy is typically this is done through cold and warm water immersion, but with ProMOTION EV1 there is no need for water.
When the patient is moving out of the proliferation stage into the remodeling stage of healing, applying heat can aid with the alignment and pliability of those tissues to make them stronger.
ProMOTION EV1 heats to the optimal 38 – 40 degrees temperature range in seconds and can maintain this temperature throughout the treatment. For deeper tissue injuries applying compression will allow those deeper tissues to get the therapeutic effect.
Typical uses in Physiotherapy
ProMOTION EV1 is a versatile and easy to use device, enabling both physiotherapists and patients to apply targeted therapy to any part of the body:
– Handheld for targeted hot/cold therapy
– Within a compression wrap for joints and larger muscle groups
– Strapped in place for use without compression
– Handheld for hot/cold massage, with creams or gels
Why Use Targeted Cryotherapy?
Evidence supports the use of cryotherapy as short-term pain relief for acute soft-tissue injury management. However, short-term adverse effects to dynamic stability and muscle strength (up to a 16% reduction) have been reported following unfocussed ice interventions, potential increasing risk of injury when returning to weight bearing activity.
New research has shown that targeted cryotherapy, such as that offered by ProMOTION EV1, has the potential to both provide necessary relief and minimise adverse effects, allowing patients to return to weight-bearing activity earlier.
Therapy for Soft Tissue Injuries
ProMOTION EV1 can be used for all types of soft tissue injuries, but is most commonly used for:
- Hamstring injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Thigh injuries
- Calf injuries
- Muscle contusions
“Because it’s so bespoke in the area that it can be applied, you don’t get this global coldness around one joint, so we can be specific with applying it. Other devices we’ve used in the past have been wrapped around the whole joint, so you’re knocking out potential muscle activation of the joint before you go in to play.”