Durable Medical Equipment
Durable medical equipment by Advanced Physical Medicine is medical equipment used to aid in a better quality of living for their clients at home.
The T.E.N.S stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It is an electronic method of controlling pain. Orginally developed in the early 1970′s, it has been refined into a more compact unit that is easy to use. It works by delivering mild electrical signals through the skin to underlying nerve fibers to alter the perception of pain.
A conductive garment used with the Tens Unit to treat a joint or larger site of pain such as the entire lower back region.
Lumbar Sacral Orthotic (LSO)
The lower spine carries all the weight of the head and torso, making it the most common site of back pain. Lumbar braces are widely used for the purpose of safe, immediate pain relief and support that is needed to restore functional mobility.
At Advanced Physical Medicine we offer the Sleeq LSO which has a
state-of-the-art tightening mechanism that makes it easy to achieve optimal compression of the lumbar spine. The low-profile fit and its ventilated support system automatically conforms to your body for a comfortable fit.
Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO)
AFO are used for a varity of reasons including:
– weakness or deformity of foot/ankle that requires stabilization
– inabiltiy to heel walk
– increased risk of falls
– symptomatic relief and management of chronic intractable pain
– muscle re-education
– prevention of retardation of difuse atrophy by causing the patient to ambulate
Dakota Unit (Cervical Traction Equipment)
Uses for this device include: Muscles spasms, Pinched nerves, Herniated discs, Fibromyalgia, Spondylitis, Radiculopathy and
Narrowing foramen. The unique design of this comfortable and easy to use cervical traction/stretch device elongates neck muscles and separates cervical vertebrae, often resulting in rapid and prolonged relief from the soreness and irritation that accompanies cervical (neck) problems.
Gentle, intermittent traction exercises the neck muscles increasing circulation. Firm, static traction lowers the pressure between vertebrae, freeing pinched nerves and easing herniated discs.