exercise & therapeutic equipment - cold therapy

Polar Care Kodiak

Polar Care Kodiak

The Polar Care Kodiak is a user-friendly motorized cold therapy unit that fuses the rock-solid dependability patients demand into a compact, lightweight system that is quiet and easy to use. By integrating an improved filtration system with a robust motor, Kodiak provides excellent system performance, best-in-class quality, and an enhanced patient experience.

How does cold therapy work?
Cold therapy is effective for a variety of reasons. First, it decreases fluid build up (swelling) in the injured body part. Second, it slows the release of chemicals that cause pain and inflammation. Third, cold decreases pain by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses. And lastly, it aids in pain relief by limiting the muscle's ability to maintain contraction, thus reducing muscle spasm. Because of these benefits, cold therapy is generally prescribed throughout the duration of your rehabilitation.

Why is motorized cold therapy better than ice or gel packs?
Ice and gel packs administer intense cold over a small application area for a short period of time, requiring frequent trips to the freezer.

Cold therapy systems, such as POLAR CARE, deliver a motorized flow of cold therapy through circulation pads that are specifically designed for different body parts and applications. And, they deliver cold within a comfortable temperature range that allows for longer-term application according to your physician's prescribed treatment protocol. Depending on the type of unit you are provided, the system will typically maintain its cold for 6-11 hours per ice change.

Compression is another widely recognized method for relieving uncomfortable swelling associated with surgery. POLAR CARE systems help to alleviate this condition by comfortably compressing the injury site, thus aiding the healing process.

How does a POLAR CARE system work?
POLAR CARE systems provide cold therapy through a patented method of temperature regulation exclusive to BREG. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your postoperative site, the system provides cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes.

Is a cold therapy system right for me?
Like most medical devices, all POLAR CARE systems require a doctor's prescription. Cold therapy is not for everyone and can result in serious skin injury if misused. Talk to your doctor about your medical history and potential risks associated with cold therapy. Your doctor will determine if a POLAR CARE system is right for you.

How will I pay for my POLAR CARE unit?
Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of these types of medical devices, even if you have a scheduled surgery. However, some insurance companies will reimburse you. Typically, this involves filling out a form and sending a copy of the receipt and prescription to your insurance company.

Using POLAR CARE cold therapy is an important step in your post-operative recovery. Most users are happy with their decision to use cold therapy despite the cost, and they often recommend it to others.

 

Cold Rush® Cold Therapy System

Cold Rush Therapy System

Cold Rush's holistic design features a durable motor, a stronger flow rate than the top selling units and an industry-leading ice-to-water ratio that ensures longer cooling times. Yet, it is whisper-quiet and compact, weighing just 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg).

Indications for Use
The Cold Rush Cold Therapy System provides an effective and soothing treatment for reducing post-operative pain and swelling. Well suited for hospital, home or portable patients to normal activity faster by providing cooling relief throughout the healing and recovery process.

Product Highlights
Go with the flow. By incorporating the same durable motor used in much larger mobile air conditioners and refrigerators, Cold Rush provides consistent cooling and excellent compression, even to high elevations.

Quiet as a whisper. Cold Rush uses a brushless motor to produce a whisper-quiet (30 decibel) unit that allows patients to get the rest they need to properly rehabilitate from their injuries.

Stay cooler, longer! The highest ice-to-water ratio in the industry and a design that produces less heat transfer from the motor to the water combine to ensure cold therapy pain relief for up to 6 continuous hours.

   
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