Since cryotherapy was first used by the Ancient Greeks, the thinking around its application and clinical guidance has been constantly evolving.
The RICE protocol was firstly introduced in 1978 (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and was widely adopted for injury management, by professionals and the general public alike. Over time this initial guidance was updated to become PRICE and later POLICE as new thinking around protection and optimal loading was introduced.
It 2019, Dubois & Esculier presented the acronym PEACE & LOVE (Protection, Elevation, Avoid Anti-Inflammatories, Compression, Education & Load, Optimism, Vascularisation, Exercise). This suggested that previous guidance was only focused on the acute injury stage and that consideration should be given to the longer subacute and chronic stages of tissue healing and the importance of blood flow as healing progresses.
SUPPORTING THE FULL RECOVERY JOURNEY
As a new innovation in physiotherapy equipment, ProMOTION EV1 is designed with all three stages of rehabilitation in mind, offering cryotherapy, contrast therapy, heat therapy and compression all in one portable device.
Due to it’s targeted nature ProMOTION EV1 supports early optimal loading and return to exercise, by reducing the short-term adverse effects to dynamic stability and muscle strength that can occur following ice and large area cooling interventions.
Our flexible thermo-electric technology can accurately control and maintain skin temperatures between 6 and 40 degrees Celsius, allowing practitioners to tailor therapy to reduce pain / swelling and control blood-flow, according to patient presentation.
Over time, research and guidance will continue to develop and the flexibility of ProMOTION EV1, with the options to target cooling, heating or contrast therapy, allows practitioners keep their tool kits relevant.
“I found reducing swelling in a targeted way supported the effect of my exercises. When I used Game ReadyⓇ most of the upper leg, knee and lower thigh were submerged in cold, which successfully brought swelling down, however there was no way I could perform exercises after or before.”
ACL Reconstruction patient Martha Ewas
RENT OR BUY
ProMOTION EV1 is available to rent for short term use when recovering from injury or surgery. Rental units are available from 4 to 12 weeks, providing users access to cryotherapy, contrast therapy and heat therapy to support their full rehabilitation journey.
Sports clubs and physiotherapists treating multiple patients may consider purchasing a unit for regular use. Book an appointment for a free online demonstration and to discuss your needs.