The new benchmark for electro-, ultrasound- and simultaneous therapy as well as deep oscillation in the fourth channel
Ultrasound transducer 360°
The ergonomic ultrasound transducers 360° offer maximum safety and reliability in terms of power output. They combine 1 and 3 MHz ultrasound in an extremely durable and biocompatible titanium transducer, thereby excluding metallurgical deposits and are also suitable for subaqueous treatment. The innovative joint technology enables different types of handle and thus user-friendly operation, aimed at meeting the demands of different treatment settings and anatomical conditions.
Ultrasound dosing strategy with TPS
The acronym TPS is a compilation of the Spanish words “Tiempo” (time), “Potencia” (output) and “Superficie” (surface). The innovative dosing strategy of the Spanish electrotherapy specialist Prof. J. M. Rodríguez Martín guarantees the delivery of a well-defined amount of energy in J/cm² to the tissue taking into account the treatment area and all treatment parameters. In order to obtain a precise surface indication, the treatment area is graphically defined and measured, for example using a skin marker. After entering the area into the therapy unit, the required treatment time corresponding to the desired energy quantity is calculated, taking into account dosage, energy output, size of the treatment head and frequency. Thus, TPS allows for the first time ever, for an objectively reproducible dosage in ultrasound therapy, thus also valid for scientific works.
Quite a few electrotherapy instruments today no longer emit stimulation currents in the form described in teaching manuals, and on which efficient electrotherapy is proven to be based. Instead of this – and in many cases due to cost savings – similar, but not identical, curve forms are used. Nobody knows exactly whether these cause the desired effects in tissue in the same way as the original currents. Instead of medium frequency currents, for example, low frequency ones are generated, and vice versa. In a direct comparison, the difference between ”genuine“ and ”similar“ currents can often be felt, but it only becomes visible when the current curves are viewed on an oscilloscope. Galvanic currents with spikes can be found, distorted instead of harmonic sinusoidal curves, or even deformed envelopes of diadynamic currents.
PHYSIOMED distances itself firmly from this trend of compromising therapeutic success only for the sake of maximising profits. PHYSIOMED instruments therefore only supply clean currents. This also explains the often heard opinion of competent electrotherapy users, that despite using the same parameters, they obtain better therapeutic results with PHYSIOMED instruments than with other stimulation current instruments.
Therapy option spasticity treatment
The fundamental principle of special electrotherapy methods e.g. for spastic cerebral palsy, spasms following apoplectic insult and adductor spasms is the stimulation of the Golgi tendon organs, which in turn is aimed at inhibiting muscle spasticity at bone marrow level. Directly following inhibition of the affected muscle, in the second circuit the antagonistic muscles are stimulated.