Infrared physiotherapy uses infrared rays to give treatment for many kinds of musculoskeletal pain like joint pain, muscle spasm, etc.
It is part of electrotherapy in which electric current is used to illuminate the therapeutic infrared lamp for treatment purposes. However, its working principle is different from other heating agents in electrotherapy such as short wave diathermy and ultrasonic therapy.
Working principle of infrared physiotherapy
The infrared lamp works on the principle of thermotherapy. To understand how does it work we first need to understand what is thermotherapy? what infrared rays are?
The therapeutic application of heat is called thermotherapy. The infrared lamp is an instrument to give thermotherapy. It conducts heat on to our body via radiation.
It comes in a variety of types with different shapes and sizes. With the advent of technology, it is also available in a portable variety. The portable Infrared lamp has become very popular and people are keeping it at home for their needs.
The infrared lamp looks like a normal lamp with a bulb emitting visible red light. It’s not a normal red light that emits from a red neon bulb. This light ray that emits from infrared lamps consists of “infrared rays”.
Depending on their light-emitting capacity there are two main groups of infrared lamps for physiotherapy.
These two types of IRR LAMPS are:
1: Non-luminous generator.
As the name suggests it is a kind of machine which is designed such that it only produces infra-red rays without any visible light. In the market, these kinds of infrared heat generation devices are known as infrared heating pads.
Below is an infrared heating pad that you can use for joints pain by just plugging it to the power supply.
2: Luminous generator (Luminous infrared lamp)
The image above is a luminous generator infrared lamp. Notice the bright red light and lamp, it is a luminous generator. The luminous generator produces infrared rays with visible light. An incandescent bulb is used for it, the luminous generator is more commonly used.
These kind of infrared lamps are very easy to use, you just need to plug and use
(SPINAL TRACTION-CERVICAL AND LUMBER TRACTION SYSTEM)
Spinal traction-(DECOMPRESSION SYSTEM) and deep message apparatus (machines) are two commonly used examples.
Physiological effect and mechanism of action: spinal traction can provide a pulling force to the spine, cause vertebral joint distraction, and provide stretching to the ligament, muscle and facet joint5, reduction of compression and nerve root and disc irritation.
(CONSISTS OF FULLY PROGRAMMED TRACTION MACHINE, MANUAL SPILT (4 SECTIONS) TRACTION TABLE, CERVICAL APPLICATOR (which allows to apply traction force exclusively to cervical spine). Clinic is furnished with CHATANOOGA fully self adjustable TRACTION BELTS SYSTEM. QUICK WRAP BELTING SYSTEM ENSURSES QUICK AND EASY PATIENT SET UP.
DEEP HEAT THERAPY
TECAR Therapy creates a true endogenous therapy (heat inside tissues). It is not heat coming from the plates of the machine but the heat is induced by the passage of radiofrequency into the human body, which by finding a resistance from the biological fabric, warm itself “directly from the inside” therefore has immense effectiveness in resolving chronic musculoskeletal pains.
It is used for treatment of:
Degenerative joint problems,
Ceragem therapy focuses on 3 main principals: It works by applying heat, finger pressure and massage. It combines traditional medical treatment with modern technology. Ceragem features jade mineral stone rollers that spin in circular motion while administering gentle pressure and massaging your back from the base of the skull all the way to the bottom of the spine.
Infrared heat produces vasodilation which delivers strong benefits to the neck, lumbar spine, thorax, and pelvis area. The powerful combination gives benefits of using Chiropractic, Massage and Acupressure therapy all in one session.
Ceragem Massage Therapy can help to:
- Relieve muscle pain
- Relive back, neck, knee and shoulder pain
- Improve posture
- Relieve muscle stiffness
- Ease aches associated with arthritis
- Increase blood circulation
- Promote relaxation, relieve stress and fatigue
- Promote deep sleep
- Boost immune system
Ceragem can also help with:
- High and low blood pressure
- Aligning spinal cord
- Promotes flexibility and improves range of motion
- Helps with kidney stones, cholesterol and stomach issues
- Increase energy
- Relieve back pain
- Improve breathing
- Detoxify organism
- Improve skeletal and muscular system
- Promote clear thinking
- Provide emotional relief