There’s power in the wearability of Wearable Therapy®
Wearable Therapy® is an integration of one or more surface electrical stimulation (TENS, NMES, FES) technologies with a personalized electrode garment bundled together in a complete package. Wearable Therapy® can only be fit by a qualified clinician after receiving a thorough evaluation. Contact Whitby Physiotherapy on wheels today to get fitted.
How Does Wearable Therapy® Make a Difference?
Improves Therapy Time
Traditional clinic-based therapy and electrotherapy are time-limited therapies, but Wearable Therapy® elevates the amount of therapy time because it is worn on the body. Making muscles work on a daily basis is critical in the rehabilitation process. Active muscle contractions have beneficial effects that passive movement cannot deliver.
Wearable Therapy® can be worn on the body under clothing for many hours throughout the day, every day. Patients can also elect to wear them for one to two hours at home where it is convenient and efficient to not leave the home.
Error-free Lead Wire Connection
All Wearable Therapy® systems are equipped with lead wires that are connected in the garment in the configuration specific to the patient. This avoids any potential errors in the way the patient would connect the electrical stimulation device to individual electrodes and helps keep the therapy consistent from session to session.
Efficient Electrode Placement
For surface electrical stimulation to be successful, electrodes must be placed over key locations of the body. Errors in placement can cause discomfort to the patient or lead to poor contractions that reduce therapeutic benefits.
When applied to the body, Wearable Therapy® locates each electrode accurately and consistently. This is especially helpful when applying electrodes to the backside of the body where it is difficult to reach.
Secured for Movement & Sweat
Keeping electrodes affixed to the body is the only way electrical stimulation can transmit impulses to underlying muscles. Self-adhering electrodes lose their hold when patients move, sweat or wear them under clothing.
Wearable Therapy® electrodes, however, are held to the body by the garment. The garment allows the wearer to have mobility during the time it is worn without electrodes detaching.
Clean, Untangled Lead Wires
All Wearable Therapy® systems embed its lead wires inside the garment to protect them, but what is more important, the design prevents them from becoming entangled with the patient or restricting motion as the patient walks or moves about in life. When applied to the body, Wearable Therapy® locates each electrode accurately and consistently. This is especially helpful when applying electrodes to the backside of the body where it is difficult to reach.
Durable, BioGel Velcro Electrodes
BioGel Velcro Electrodes are uniquely designed to conduct electricity by applying a thin, moist layer of conductive gel to the surface of skin. The BioGel Velcro Electrode has many advantages over adhesive electrodes.
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Whitby Physiotherapy & Home Care to get fitted
Wearable Therapy® can only be fit by a qualified clinician after receiving a thorough evaluation. Book an appointment to see if Wearable Therapy® is right for you.