Tecartherapy is DEEP HEAT THERAPY. The Tecarpuls generates this deep heat by means of electromagnetic energy. Deep heat stimulates the healing process and shortens the rehabilitation time. The Tecarpuls has documented effects on deeper structures(1)(2)(3).
Applying heat with the Tecarpuls is very easy. With the treatment head on one side and an earth electrode on the other side, the tissue in between these electrodes becomes a capacitor. The patient’s body is an electrical conductor, full of salty fluids. Like any conductor, the body has a capacitance, meaning that it stores electrical energy. And since the treatment head of the Tecarpuls has a non-conductive ceramic cover, this electrical energy will be stored deep in the tissue, not just superficially near the treatment head. Tecarpuls therapy is therefor also known as DEEP HEAT THERAPY.
The amount of heating depends on the tissue (dielectric) properties, especially the permittivity. Permittivity is the ability of tissue to store electrical energy in an electric field. Especially muscle, cartilage and blood have a high permittivity making them very well suited for Tecarpuls treatment. (4) The Tecarpuls generates the electromagnetic energy at a frequency of 500khz / wavelength of 600 m. This frequency is ideal for deep heating.
About the therapeutical effect
Increase of the temperature of the tissue will contribute to
- Increased cellular metabolism (healing)
- Increased circulation
- Increased elasticity
- Reduces edema / swelling
- Reduces pain
This makes the Tecarpuls a great tool for treatment of acute and chronic injuries. It can be used for lameness, stiffness or pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments and for treatment of joint problems.
About the Tecarpuls treatment
A tecar treatment is very nice and gentle. Patients experience the stroking of the treatment head and a comfortable heat sensation. The experienced warmth is the result of the conduction of warmth from the deeper tissues to the superficial skin layer. Our heat receptors are located superficially.
For the clinician the treatment is easy to conduct. Preprogrammed protocols provide you with optimal settings for treatment. Additionally, with a power control button on the treatment head, the therapist is always in control.
Tecarpuls for deep heat therapy. Getting your patients better, faster!
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