OPTIMISING THIGH MUSCLE INJURY RECOVERY TIME
The quadriceps are a group of muscles present on the front of the thigh, and consist of four muscles – Rectus femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus medialis and Vastus intermedius. Quadriceps strains, like all other soft tissue injuries, are graded on severity between 1 and 3.
Recovery times for quadriceps injuries can vary significantly but are typically around two weeks for grade 1, three to four weeks for grade 2 and 10+ weeks for grade 3. Recovery for all quadriceps strains can be mitigated with effective use of a cooling, hearing and compression device. Treating a quadriceps injury quickly and effectively can optimise tissue healing and reduce the extent of the injury.
Cooling is typically applied in the acute stage (up to 48-72 hours) to initially vasoconstrict and control the bleed, optimising the inflammation stage of healing. ProMOTION EV1’s cooling application can be set from 6 to 15 degrees – the optimal temperature range to apply. The addition of the compression wrap allows you to apply controlled intermittent (high to low) or static compression to tailor the optimal compression levels in response to the athlete/patient’s presentation.
Contrast therapy is used when the inflammation is beginning to stop. Introducing heat can be helpful when the patient is moving into the remodeling stage of healing, to aid with the alignment and pliability of tissues to make them stronger. With ProMOTION EV1 you can set the heat to the optimal 38 – 40 degrees temperature range. Typically, this is done through hot/cold baths. However, with ProMOTION EV1 you don’t need water to apply the contrast therapy.
PORTABLE & EASY TO USE
ProMOTION EV1 can be used anywhere. It is fully portable and battery-operated. There is no need for ice, water or mains power. Portability and useability of effective therapy products is a concern amongst patients and athletes suffering from thigh injuries.
ProMOTION EV1 makes each therapy session easy and comfortable to complete, therefore making it easy to increase the number of therapy sessions that can effectively be applied.
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“I used EV1 in my quad rehab. The main benefit and biggest selling point for me was the isolation of the specific area of injury, along with the ability to set it to hot, cold or contrast.”
John Ruddy, Goalkeeper, Birmingham FC
“The research just really blew me away, because the validity and reliability studies it went through were really impressive.”
Nathan Mill, Head Physio, St Helens RFC
“The targeted effect of this product where we can isolate and cool and area really specific and localised has massive potential for not putting an athlete back on the pitch in a detrimental circumstance
Dr Jill Alexander, PHDLearn More
USING PROMOTION EV1 FOR CONTRAST THERAPY
|FEATURES||PROMOTION EV1||GAME READY GR PRO 2.1||PHYSIOLAB S1||CTC 7|
|FULLY ADJUSTABLE COMPRESSION|
|NO ELECTRICAL TETHERING|
|NO ICE OR WATER REQUIRED|
|PINPOINT TEMPERATURE ACCURACY|
|RAPID CHANGE: COOLING TO HEATING|