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Paraffin therapy

A physiotherapeutic method. Paraffin treatment is a form of deep heat therapy which involves the application of paraffin warm compresses to the patient's hands, feet and sore joints and muscles. When cooling down paraffin volume decreases, which results in increased…

A physiotherapeutic method. Paraffin treatment is a form of deep heat therapy which involves the application of paraffin warm compresses to the patient's hands, feet and sore joints and muscles. When cooling down paraffin volume decreases, which results in increased pressure on the tissues. Paraffin therapy provides pain relief, tissue relaxation, and blood vessels dilation which promotes toxins removal.

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Passive exercises

Repetitive movement of a part of a body as a result of an externally applied force the source of which is a therapist’s effort or special equipment.

Repetitive movement of a part of a body as a result of an externally applied force the source of which is a therapist’s effort or special equipment.

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Passive movement

Movement of a joint without participation or effort on the part of the patient.

Movement of a joint without participation or effort on the part of the patient.

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Pearl bath hydromassage

A balneological procedure. It is a type of hydromassage in a jetted bathtub filled with mineral water which is pumped into the bathtub with compressed air via a system of jets. Pearl bath is recommended in somatic disorders such as…

A balneological procedure. It is a type of hydromassage in a jetted bathtub filled with mineral water which is pumped into the bathtub with compressed air via a system of jets. Pearl bath is recommended in somatic disorders such as blood circulation and blood supply disorders, joint diseases, dermatological diseases, varicose veins, but also in stress, neurosis, and insomnia.

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Physical therapy

A branch of physiotherapy using physical phenomena such as electric current, magnetic field, ultrasounds, heat, and light to produce therapeutic effect.

A branch of physiotherapy using physical phenomena such as electric current, magnetic field, ultrasounds, heat, and light to produce therapeutic effect.

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Physiotherapy

A set of therapeutic methods making use of human body responsiveness to different stimuli. Physiotherapy is closely related to rehabilitation and includes: balneotherapy, climate therapy, hydrotherapy, kinesitherapy, physical therapy, etc.

A set of therapeutic methods making use of human body responsiveness to different stimuli. Physiotherapy is closely related to rehabilitation and includes: balneotherapy, climate therapy, hydrotherapy, kinesitherapy, physical therapy, etc.

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Proprioception

It is the sense providing information on the relative positions of neighbouring parts of the body, e.g. positions of extremities. Thus, even with closed eyes we know the position of our body and location of our extremities.

It is the sense providing information on the relative positions of neighbouring parts of the body, e.g. positions of extremities. Thus, even with closed eyes we know the position of our body and location of our extremities.

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Pulse oximeter

A device that measures saturation of blood (mainly oxygen saturation). This noninvasive method allows continuous monitoring of blood saturation during surgical procedures and in intensive care units, which is of crucial importance.

A device that measures saturation of blood (mainly oxygen saturation). This noninvasive method allows continuous monitoring of blood saturation during surgical procedures and in intensive care units, which is of crucial importance.

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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.