The range of products of physiotherapy equipment includes shortwave diathermy, ultrasound therapy, portable ultrasonic therapy, cervical traction, lumbar traction, traction table, interferential therapy, transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation, muscle stimulators, surgical diathermies and much more. Physical therapists use exercise equipment like bikes and treadmills. In addition to exercising the affected area, a physiotherapist may treat it with heat or cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and even aquatic therapy exercise in a swimming pool.
Popular physical therapy tools:
- Exercise Balls. Exercise balls are amongst the most popular physical therapy tools and provide many benefits
- Balance Pads
- Exercise Sliders
- Resistance Bands
- Foam Rollers
- Stretching Straps
- Total Resistance Exercise (TXR) System.
Physiotherapy equipment list for hot and cold therapy include:
- Heating and cooling pads and wraps. - The Heating & Cooling pads from Thermal-Aid provide relief from headaches, back pain, wrist pain, neck pain, knee pain and so much more. The easily portable heating pads fit perfectly on small sections of your body and provide up to 45 minutes of warming comfort
- Standing and sitting whirlpool. - There are plenty of freestanding air and soaking tubs. But whirlpools & heated soaker tubs require piping that goes around the sides of the tub making it hard to fit a skirt. The motor needs to fit within the skirt and access to this motor is need. But there are a few lovely, hard working freestanding tubs with jets.
- Paraffin wax baths. - A paraffin wax unit is a machine that heats and holds paraffin wax, a type of wax used for candles. The wax is intended to completely cover the hand (or other body parts such as the feet). Its warm temperature is meant to provide relief from arthritis pain, sore joints or sore muscles.
- Heat therapy strappers. - Heat Therapy Belt that applies heat to relax muscles, help warm up and lubricate joints before any activity and even ease muscles spasm. It is made using soft, Velcro fabric and can be easily wrapped around wrists, elbows, knees, thigh and even around the neck. It is non-invasive and non-chemical which makes it safe for people to use.
- Heating belt-knee. - Heat helps loosen tight muscles and joints and relieves pain and muscle spasms. If you have swelling, it's best to use ice for 24 hours, then switch to heat. If swelling isn't a problem, it's fine to use heat when you first notice knee pain.
Physiotherapy machines - It sends electrical impulses that block the pain signals; thereby, reducing pain. Electric physiotherapy also helps in releasing endorphins that decrease pain or discomfort. It creates a healing effect on the body by improving blood circulation.
Orthopedics. The most popular physical therapy specialty is orthopedic physical therapy, which involves treating conditions of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints.
Diagnosing movement dysfunction and developing a treatment plan. Teaching patients how to properly use therapeutic exercise techniques. Providing stimulation or massage to promote healing. Assisting patients with the use of equipment such as wheelchairs or walkers.