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Balneotherapy

A branch of physiotherapy applying water of various temperatures, often mixed with ingredients such as peat, CO2 or saline, to reach therapeutic effect.

A branch of physiotherapy applying water of various temperatures, often mixed with ingredients such as peat, CO2 or saline, to reach therapeutic effect.

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Biofeedback

Also biological feedback. Patients are provided with information about their physiological state and its changes. Thus each patient may actively observe the progress in rehabilitation and treatment, which results in higher motivation and translates into better rehabilitation and treatment effects.

Also biological feedback. Patients are provided with information about their physiological state and its changes. Thus each patient may actively observe the progress in rehabilitation and treatment, which results in higher motivation and translates into better rehabilitation and treatment effects.

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Biphasic defibrillator

A device used to the heart defibrillation that is reestablishing the normal cardiac rhythm by delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart. The direct current shock given by a biphasic defibrillator has a biphasic wave form. The…

A device used to the heart defibrillation that is reestablishing the normal cardiac rhythm by delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart. The direct current shock given by a biphasic defibrillator has a biphasic wave form. The initial direction of shock is reversed by changing the polarity of the electrodes in the latter part of the shock being delivered. Usually the initial voltage applied is higher than the reversed polarity shock (initially the energy of 150 - 200J is delivered, and then 150 – 360J).

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Bobath concept

An approach in neurological rehabilitation applied in children with cerebral palsy and adults after stroke. The main principle of Bobath concept is continuous work with the patient by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, primarily involving physiotherapists, but also physicians, the patient's…

An approach in neurological rehabilitation applied in children with cerebral palsy and adults after stroke. The main principle of Bobath concept is continuous work with the patient by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, primarily involving physiotherapists, but also physicians, the patient's family, nurses, speech and language therapists, and ergotherapists. The rehabilitation is continued also at the patient's home.

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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.