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Active movement

Voluntary movement produced by the patient’s own muscles.

Voluntary movement produced by the patient’s own muscles.

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Afferent stimulation

Stimulation of sensory receptors which causes nerve impulses to travel along the afferent pathways of sensory nerves towards the central nervous system (contrary to efferent nerves which conduct nerve impulses from the central nervous system towards motor neurons).

Stimulation of sensory receptors which causes nerve impulses to travel along the afferent pathways of sensory nerves towards the central nervous system (contrary to efferent nerves which conduct nerve impulses from the central nervous system towards motor neurons).

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I’m completing equipment for my private rehabilitation room and I wonder which cryotherapy apparatus I should choose. Will a nitrogen device be better or I’d rather choose a CO2 apparatus?

Both types of cryotherapy equipment allow to reach similar therapeutic effects – the main difference is in the cooling medium that is used. Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy devices allow to decrease temperature to about -160°C while the temperature produced by a CO2 apparatus ranges between -70°C and -80°C. It must be noted that using CO2 apparatuses is much more economic.

I’ve just taken up fitness ball exercises. How big should be the ball be to suit most types of exercises?

Fitness ball exercising at home is a great idea! As for the size of the ball, it should be chosen first of all in consideration of your height – it will guarantee exercises adequate to your capabilities and prevention against taking too much strain during the workout.

The table below will help you to make the decision:

Ball’s diameter

Height

55 cm

150 – 165 cm

65 cm

165 – 175 cm

75 cm

175 – 185 cm

85 cm

above 185 cm



I’d like to buy a professional hydromassage bathtub for my bathroom. Can the baths you offer be applied at home?

The bathtubs we have on offer may be used both in professional and domestic environment. Please contact our Service Department to have a hydromassage bathtub installed at home or be supplied with all relevant assembly instructions.