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ECG

Electrocardiography is the recording of the electrical activity of the cardiac impulse-conducting system as detected by electrodes properly arranged on the body. ECG is used to examine the heart’s function and diagnose disorders such as myocardial infarction. Electrocardiogram is a…

Electrocardiography is the recording of the electrical activity of the cardiac impulse-conducting system as detected by electrodes properly arranged on the body. ECG is used to examine the heart’s function and diagnose disorders such as myocardial infarction. Electrocardiogram is a graphic tracing of the variations in electrical potential caused by the excitation of the heart muscle.

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EEG

Electroencephalography (EEG) is examining brain electrical activity with multiple electrodes properly arranged along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations which result from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain and may be used to diagnose epilepsy and sleep disorders…

Electroencephalography (EEG) is examining brain electrical activity with multiple electrodes properly arranged along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations which result from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain and may be used to diagnose epilepsy and sleep disorders among other diseases. EEG is also used to examine feedback.

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Electrostimulation

Stimulation of nerves or muscles using electric impulses of required frequency, amplitude and time. TENS, EMS, and interferential stimulation are 3 main forms of electrostimulation. It is used to reduce both acute and chronic pain of different origins, in physical…

Stimulation of nerves or muscles using electric impulses of required frequency, amplitude and time. TENS, EMS, and interferential stimulation are 3 main forms of electrostimulation. It is used to reduce both acute and chronic pain of different origins, in physical therapy in the prevention of disuse muscle atrophy, as adjunctive therapy in urinary incontinence, in treatment of circulatory disturbances.

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Electrotherapy

Medical procedures using direct current (galvanism) or alternating current to produce therapeutic effect. Iontophoresis (transcutaneous administration of a medication or bioactive agent as ions which under the influence of direct current migrate inside the body), galvanism and electrostimulation (elicitation of…

Medical procedures using direct current (galvanism) or alternating current to produce therapeutic effect. Iontophoresis (transcutaneous administration of a medication or bioactive agent as ions which under the influence of direct current migrate inside the body), galvanism and electrostimulation (elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses or nerves stimulation) are 3 main branches of electrotherapy.

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EMG

Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating the electrical activity produced by skeleton muscles and nerves. The information about muscles and nerves activity is collected with surface electrodes (surface EMG) or needle electrodes/needles containing two fine-wires electrodes (intramuscular EMG). Electromyography…

Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating the electrical activity produced by skeleton muscles and nerves. The information about muscles and nerves activity is collected with surface electrodes (surface EMG) or needle electrodes/needles containing two fine-wires electrodes (intramuscular EMG). Electromyography signals may be used to determine whether muscle disturbances are of muscular or nervous origin.

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Ergometer

An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by human muscles. Bike and rowing ergometers are most frequently used.

An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by human muscles. Bike and rowing ergometers are most frequently used.

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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.