The CTC-7 Device

The CTC-7 Device is an iceless and portable all in one rehabilitation system for athletes recovering from sports injuries and for patients’ post-operative recovery. The CTC-7 offers cryotherapy, thermotherapy and contrast therapy treatments. With the option of intermittent pneumatic compression therapy alongside these temperature settings. These treatments can help to reduce the recovery time period of a patient or athlete.

The CTC-7 device allows you to customise the temperature, compression level and cycle time for optimum treatment. There are a variety of wraps available with the CTC-7: Elbow Wrap, Knee Wrap, Ankle Wrap, Shoulder Wrap, Back Wrap & Universal Wrap, to cover all treatment areas.

The iceless nature of the CTC-7 device means that only 200ml of distilled water is needed to perform multiple treatment cycles and that there is a continuous temperature applied to the patients’ therapy area. Providing more convenience without having to regularly top up with ice and more effective treatment without temperature fluctuation as the ice melts.

Benefits of the CTC-7:

  • Reduced pain 1,8
  • Reduction in inflammation 2
  • Reduction in swelling (edema) 1
  • Increased blood flow3,6
  • Reduction in Muscle Soreness4 & Improvement in Joint Mobility5,7

Specifications:

  • Modes: Cryotherapy, Thermotherapy, Contrast Therapy
  • Cryotherapy: 6˚C to 15˚C ±3˚C at cycle time 5 – 60 minutes
  • Thermotherapy: 35˚C to 45˚C ±3˚C at a cycle time 5 – 30 minutes
  • Contrast Therapy: Option between Hot to Cold or Cold to Hot, 3 minute temperature changeover
  • Compression: 4 Levels – Level 1 (15mmHg) Level 2 (30mmHg) Level 3 (50mmHg) Level 4 (75mmHg)

References:

  1. Yang et al, (2020) Comparison of a cryopneumatic compression device and ice packs for cryotherapy following ACL reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University.
  2. Vieira Ramos et al (2016) Cryotherapy Reduces Inflammatory Response Without Altering Muscle Regeneration Process and Extracellular Matrix Remodeling of Rat Muscle, Nature, Sci Rep 6, 18525 (2016)
  3. Heinonen et al (2011) Local heating, but not indirect whole body heating, increases human skeletal muscle blood flow, The American Physiological Society, Journal of applied physiology, vol 111.
  4. Dehghan & Farahbod (2014) The Efficacy of Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy on Pain Relief in Patients with Acute Low Back Pain, A Clinical Trial Study, Journal of Clinical and diagnostic Research Sep; 8(9): LC01–LC04
  5. Michlovitz et al (2004) Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy is effective for treating wrist pain, Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 85, September 2004
  6. Fiscus et al (2005) Changes in lower-leg blood flow during warm, cold and contrast water therapy, Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 86, July 2005
  7. Hammad et al (2019) Comparing the effectiveness of Kaltenborn mobilization with thermotherapy versus kaltenborn mobilization alone in patients with frozen shoulder. JMPA Volume 69, Issue 10
  8. Nadler et al (2004) The Physiologic Basis and Clinical Applications of Cryotherapy and Thermotherapy for the Pain Practitioner, Pain Physician. 2004;7:395-399

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