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Carbonic acid bath

A part of hydrotherapy. In a carbonic acid bath, mineralized water is mixed with carbonic acid, which results in elevated CO2 in the water. Appropriately high level of CO2 has therapeutic and relaxing properties.

A part of hydrotherapy. In a carbonic acid bath, mineralized water is mixed with carbonic acid, which results in elevated CO2 in the water. Appropriately high level of CO2 has therapeutic and relaxing properties.

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Cardiological rehabilitation

Rehabilitation procedures aimed at prevention of cardiac disorders and improving patients’ life quality through treatment and limiting the disease progression.

Rehabilitation procedures aimed at prevention of cardiac disorders and improving patients’ life quality through treatment and limiting the disease progression.

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Cardioversion

A medical procedure using electricity by which an abnormal heart rate in tachycardia or arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm. Synchronized electrical cardioversion uses a therapeutic dose of electric current to the heart at a specific moment in the…

A medical procedure using electricity by which an abnormal heart rate in tachycardia or arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm. Synchronized electrical cardioversion uses a therapeutic dose of electric current to the heart at a specific moment in the cardiac cycle.

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Combined therapy

A therapy applying more than one form of medical procedures to produce a desired therapeutic effect, e.g. the combination of ultrasound wave and impulse electrotherapy stimulation simultaneously applied, chiefly for pain management.

A therapy applying more than one form of medical procedures to produce a desired therapeutic effect, e.g. the combination of ultrasound wave and impulse electrotherapy stimulation simultaneously applied, chiefly for pain management.

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Compression therapy

The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle of applying external pressure by means of designed for this therapy bandaging or stockings or some special devices.

The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle of applying external pressure by means of designed for this therapy bandaging or stockings or some special devices.

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Continuous passive motion (CPM)

CPM devices are used in passive rehabilitation to mobilize joints, e.g. following surgical procedures. The rehabilitation with CPM may start shortly after operation or trauma and it provides passive motion in a specific plane of natural movement. At the same…

CPM devices are used in passive rehabilitation to mobilize joints, e.g. following surgical procedures. The rehabilitation with CPM may start shortly after operation or trauma and it provides passive motion in a specific plane of natural movement. At the same time the joint overloading is prevented.

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Crosstrainer

A stationary exercise machine used to simulate stair climbing, walking, or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints. The training intensity can be adjusted to the patient’s condition.

A stationary exercise machine used to simulate stair climbing, walking, or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints. The training intensity can be adjusted to the patient’s condition.

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Cryo chamber

A room where Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is administered. The chamber is cooled to a temperature that ranges between -160 °C and –100 °C.

A room where Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is administered. The chamber is cooled to a temperature that ranges between -160 °C and –100 °C.

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Cryotherapy

A medical therapy with local or general use of temperatures below 0°C. Locally applied cryotherapy is used to treat skin or mucous membranes lesions, etc. Whole Body Cryotherapy is applied in cryo chambers cooled to a temperature that ranges between…

A medical therapy with local or general use of temperatures below 0°C. Locally applied cryotherapy is used to treat skin or mucous membranes lesions, etc. Whole Body Cryotherapy is applied in cryo chambers cooled to a temperature that ranges between -160°C and –100°C, for up to 3 min.

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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.