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Haemodialysis

Extracorporeal removal of waste products and free water from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of renal failure. Haemodialysis is one of renal replacement therapies.

Extracorporeal removal of waste products and free water from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of renal failure. Haemodialysis is one of renal replacement therapies.

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Heat therapy

A branch of thermotherapy applying heat, which may be transferred via radiation, conduction, and convection, to produce therapeutic effect. It results in blood vessels dilation and increased blood flow. Other benefits include relieving muscle spasms and reducing pain. Therefore heat…

A branch of thermotherapy applying heat, which may be transferred via radiation, conduction, and convection, to produce therapeutic effect. It results in blood vessels dilation and increased blood flow. Other benefits include relieving muscle spasms and reducing pain. Therefore heat therapy is used in disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, paresis, contractures, neuralgia, and neuritis.

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High level laser therapy (HLLT)

This type of laser therapy is used in arthritis, muscular contracture or post-traumatic oedema. HLLT results in photochemical effect, photomechanical effect, and photothermal effect which decrease inflammation, oedema and pain, increase tissues oxygenation and supply of nutrients to tissues.

This type of laser therapy is used in arthritis, muscular contracture or post-traumatic oedema. HLLT results in photochemical effect, photomechanical effect, and photothermal effect which decrease inflammation, oedema and pain, increase tissues oxygenation and supply of nutrients to tissues.

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HILT therapy

High Intensity Laser Therapy applies laser which reaches very high peak powers with pulsed source. It is used in inflammations, oedema, to relieve pain, and to stimulate regeneration. The therapeutic effect is produced due to photochemical, photomechanical, and photothermal effects.

High Intensity Laser Therapy applies laser which reaches very high peak powers with pulsed source. It is used in inflammations, oedema, to relieve pain, and to stimulate regeneration. The therapeutic effect is produced due to photochemical, photomechanical, and photothermal effects.

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Holter monitor

A portable device / examination for continuous monitoring of various electrical activity of the cardiovascular system for at least 24 hours. The Holter monitor records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest. During…

A portable device / examination for continuous monitoring of various electrical activity of the cardiovascular system for at least 24 hours. The Holter monitor records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest. During the examination the patient makes notes of his physical activity. When the recording of ECG is finished the physician performs the signal analysis and compares the recording with the patient’s notes. The extended recording period is useful for observing occasional cardiac abnormalities, e.g. arrhythmias which would be difficult to identify in a shorter period of time.

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Hydro massage

A type of massage based on the therapeutic use of water pressure – massage techniques are applied to the human body through the water. It is used mainly to increase blood circulation and relax muscles.

A type of massage based on the therapeutic use of water pressure – massage techniques are applied to the human body through the water. It is used mainly to increase blood circulation and relax muscles.

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Hydrotherapy

A part of physiotherapy using water of different temperatures, state of aggregation, and pressure to produce therapeutic effect.

A part of physiotherapy using water of different temperatures, state of aggregation, and pressure to produce therapeutic effect.

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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.