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2017 Cutting Edge Physical Therapy Equipment Trends

By Dr. Brian Kessler |


medium.jpgIf are planning on seeking out physical therapy services in 2017, you must be aware of who is offering cutting-edge trends in equipment. The physical therapy equipment industry has introduced several innovative tools to improve patient care and make physical therapy sessions more productive for both patient and therapist.

Innovative Physical Therapy Equipment

Cutting-edge trends in physical therapy equipment include:

Water-Based Therapy is aquatic. Water provides buoyancy and resistance therapy. This combination benefits those patients who have joints too painful for land-based, full-range motion exercises. Water-based therapy particularly benefits the elderly and those suffering from knee and hip osteoarthritis.

Mobile Fitness Apps and Wearables are all the rage for both patients and therapists because these programs include helpful tools.

Fitness Apps offer:

  • Fitness Directories
  • Educational tools for patients
  • Goniometers
  • Activity Timers
  • Measurement tools for clinicians

Wearable technology includes:

  • Watches
  • Wristbands
  • Headbands
  • Other sensor-equipped devices

These sensor-equipped devices will monitor your vital signs and activity levels. The technology will soon be used to collect reliable data in lieu of subjective and objective medical examinations. This all-encompassing data will eventually be used to prescribe more effective treatment plans and reduce healing timelines through fatigue monitoring.

Light Therapy is increasingly being used by physical therapists to treat sports injuries in combination with traditional techniques.

  • Low-level lasers (LLTs)
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

Light therapy is also efficient in treating wounds and neuro-rehabilitation.

One Stop Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Center

Discover effective physical therapy treatment at Spine and Sports Medicine. We offer a vast array of pain management services at a time convenient for you.

  • Appointment availability 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Off-hours for scheduling appointments
  • Selected evenings appointments throughout the work week
  • Mornings or afternoons on Saturdays

Spine and Sports Medicine is pain management center providing a vast array of therapies within one convenient Midtown Manhattan location. Our cutting edge facility invites patients into a first class, spa-like environment with warm and inviting décor.

Please click the icon below to schedule your initial consultation at a time convenient for you – or – call 212.986.3888.

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