The MS324C, by Amrex, Paramount, Calif, is designed for the application of low-volt AC muscle stimulation. The MS324C is a dual-channel, four-pad, low-voltage electrical muscle stimulator that produces pulsation, tetanize, surge, and reciprocal output. The low-volt AC muscle stimulator is a microprocessor-controlled unit equipped with a 115/230 Vac 50/60 Hz power supply. Low-voltage electrical muscle stimulation may be applied separately or combined with therapeutic ultrasound simultaneously through the SynchroSonic U/50 ultrasound transducer.
For more information, contact Amrex, (800) 221-9069; www.amrexusa.com
PAIN RELIEF FOR THE KNEE
Battle Creek Equipment Co, Fremont, Ind, is the manufacturer of Ice It! MaxCOMFORT System for the Knee, which features an articulated design that surrounds the entire knee for maximum therapeutic benefit. A comfortable, secure fit can allow the user to relax or continue performing activities during therapy sessions. Each product is sold in a box that contains two 6-inch x 12-inch cold packs, a holster, and three hook and loop straps. The company offers Ice It! MaxCOMFORT Systems designed for use on virtually any joint or area of the body.
For more information, contact Battle Creek Equipment Co, (800) 253-0854; www.BattleCreekEquipment.com
HOME THERAPY SYSTEM FOR PAIN RELIEF
The CranioCradle from Kiss Life LLC is an easy-to-use therapy tool that effectively releases muscle aches and pains related to whiplash, TMJ, and chronic head, neck, and spine issues. Versatile, the CranioCradle can be used under occipitals, rhomboids, thoracic, lumbar, and/or sacrum to encourage joints to decompress and cramped, tense muscles to gently release. Based on osteopathy, craniosacral, and massage therapy techniques, the CranioCradle’s unique foam formulation and specialized design create the sensation of skilled therapeutic hands underneath the body. Use in treatment; recommend for home use.
For more information, contact CranioCradle, (888) 380-6748; www.craniocradle.com
PAIN CREAM FOR RECOVERY
Mag5PT is a line of pain relief products formulated for physical therapy professionals and available from Elrt Technologies, Warminster, Pa. Mag5PT professional products are manufactured to provide excellent glide for soft tissue mobilization, deep tissue treatments, sports massages, and other physical therapy treatments. They are formulated for easy absorption to provide quick pain relief and increase circulation during treatment. The non-greasy formula leaves hands feeling moisturized. The company reports that Mag5PT topical therapy products are sold only to physical therapy professionals for use in the office and may also be offered to clients for continued home therapy.
For more information, contact Elrt Technologies, (215) 675-6447; www.mag5pt.com
Helix Professional Pain Relief is a topical analgesic from Parker Laboratories Inc, Fairfield, NJ, formulated with menthol (7.4%), arnica, ilex, aloe, and tangerine oil to provide targeted, fast-acting, temporary pain relief. Paraben-free and available in 5 g pouch, 3 fl oz roll-on, 4 fl oz tube, 12 and 32 fl oz pump bottle, and gallon sizes. Sold exclusively into professional channels.
For more information, contact Parker Laboratories Inc, (973) 276-9500; www.helix4pain.com
DEEP TISSUE THERAPY LASER
LiteCure Medical, New Castle, Del, maker of LightForce Therapy Lasers, offers advanced rehabilitation solutions to healthcare providers. The company reports that its focus on customer service and ongoing investment in research helps it deliver superior products designed to improve therapeutic outcomes. The EXPi Therapy Laser is a high-power device (0.5 W to 25 W) built to help clinicians to deliver treatments quickly and efficiently. Optimized for outcome improvement, the included influence Technology was developed to offer the flexibility of custom treatment options (both on and off contact) while ensuring consistent results.
For more information, contact LightForce Therapy Lasers, (877) 627-3858; www.lightforcelasers.com
enPuls 2.0 RADIAL PULSE THERAPY
Clinics can offer a new treatment modality to patients that is designed to provide an effective alternative for treating chronic soft tissue pain and more invasive procedures, while at the same time creating a revenue stream for the practice. The enPuls 2.0 by Zimmer MedizinSystems, Irvine, Calif, is a mobile unit that uses an electromagnetic technology to create impact energy in the target tissue. The energy increases circulation and accelerates healing in chronic soft tissue conditions. Facilities that add the enPuls device can open the door to decreasing treatment time for chronic soft tissue pain patients, increasing their efficiencies, and aim for better clinical outcomes.
SMARTSEAT CUSHION TO AID POSTURE
The SmartSeat, from Physical Mind Institute, New York City, features a special slope designed to help combat lower back and sciatica pain resulting from poor seating posture. Made from a suede-like foam, it acts as a posture corrector by substituting a biomechanically correct posture to retrain a sitter’s body to be able to sit comfortably with legs uncrossed. The cushion could also improve standing posture, lift and lighten the upper body, energize breathing, and activate the core abdominals, according to the company. SmartSeat weighs 3 ounces and is 19 inches long with a 3-inch pommel at the front and flares to 7 inches at the back. Wedges are 7 inches by 7 inches.
For more information, contact Physical Mind Institute, (212) 343-2150; www.physicalmindinstitute.com
THORACIC LUMBAR BACK SUPPORT
The Thoracic Lumbar Back Support from OPTP, Minneapolis, is designed to promote correct sitting posture to help relieve back, shoulder and neck pain. The unique “upside-down T” shape promotes a natural cervical curve, with the head above the shoulders; encourages neutral shoulder positioning, which opens up the chest; supports and aligns the thoracic spine; and corrects the positioning of the lumbar spine by supporting a healthy lumbar lordosis. New features include high-quality foam for added comfort, moisture-wicking mock-mesh fabric, and adjustable straps with quick-release clips that can be removed for easy washing. Measuring 16 inches H x 12 inches W x 3 inches D (vertical thoracic pad is 5 inches W), it can be attached to almost any type of seat—cars, trucks, stadiums and more.
For more information, contact OPTP, (888) 819-0121; www.optp.com
The NuNee brace, manufactured by K-Neesio LLC, Rochester, NY, is specifically designed to be worn during activities such as running, biking, or hiking. It can also be used as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol. With the patellofemoral joint moving more freely without pain, a clinical rehabilitation protocol can be accelerated, allowing for a rapid, pain-free recovery.
Mettler Electronics Corp, Anaheim, Calif, introduces the SonicTool, designed to combine both IASTM and Therapeutic Ultrasound. Deliver Instrument Assisted Ultrasound easily and effectively by attaching the patent-pending SonicTool to the Mettler sound head (ME #7413). The SonicTool can be used by itself or in conjunction with the Sonicator 740 ultrasound device to help treat soft tissue injuries, reduce scar tissue and activate the healing process. Use the outside edge of the SonicTool as a scanner then change the angle of the Sonic*Tool to optimize the treatment technique. Providing thermal properties, Cavitation and Nitric Oxide production could add therapeutic benefits to treatments, providing better outcomes.
For more information, contact Mettler Electronics Corp, (800) 854-9305; www.mettlerelectronics.com
APOLLO COLD LASER SYSTEM
The two-channel Apollo Desktop Laser Unit from Pivotal Health Solutions, Watertown, SD, features two probes, enabling clinicians to work on two patients at the same time or two areas on the same patient at one time. The unit can also be customized with a variety of probes for deep tissue or more delicate treatment. The Apollo is used for the treatment of pain, wound healing, and musculoskeletal problems. The desktop unit features a user-friendly LCD display with probe status and treatment times, built-in safety and fault detection software, and a built-in power test to assess probe output.
For more information, contact Pivotal Health Solutions, (800) 743-7738; www.pivotalhealthsolutions.com
Sore No More from Moab, Utah-based Sore No More provides a blend of plant extracts engineered to offer effective relief for muscle aches, soreness, and more. The topical anesthetic effect of Sore No More depresses cutaneous sensory receptors. The formula is made to absorb quickly and deeply, producing a synergistic effect that detoxifies tissues, relieves tight and tender joints, soothes muscle soreness, and reduces inflammation. Sore No More can provide effective pain relief for a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, muscle aches and pains, muscle spasms, overexertion, fatigue, tendinitis, and diabetic neuropathy.
For more information, contact Sore No More, (800) 842-6622; www.sorenomore.com
REUSABLE HOT/COLD THERAPY
Southwest Technologies Inc, North Kansas City, Mo, manufactures Elasto-Gel hot and cold therapy products, which consist of more than 40 different shapes and sizes to provide the best fit for a person’s individualized needs. Elasto-Gel products may be used for either hot or cold therapy, and are manufactured so they will not leak if punctured. When heated, the products provide moist therapy heat, and when used cold, the products provide soothing cold.
For more information, contact Southwest Technologies Inc, (800) 247-9951; www.elastogel.com
BIOFEEDBACK AND ELECTROSTIMULATION UNIT
Thought Technology, Montreal, introduces MyOnyx, a handheld device designed for biofeedback and electrostimulation. The portable, rechargeable, and wireless device is equipped with NMES with fully customizable settings and quick protocols for e-STIM; surface EMG and pressure, and advanced threshold features, for biofeedback; and EMG-triggered stimulation. The MyOnyx app includes engaging and informative feedback options. Therapists can create, adjust, and run assessments and training sessions, then review, save or generate reports using the gesture-based, intuitive interface.
For more information, contact Thought Technology, (800) 361-3651 or (514) 489-8251; www.Thoughttechnology.com