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Establishing An Anodyne® Therapy Practice

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Information about Establishing An Anodyne® Therapy Practice
Health & Medicine

Published on November 30, 2008

Author: rapidhealing

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Establishing an Anodyne® Therapy Practice

Anodyne® Therapy is easy to use – you can even have nurse assistants administer patient sessions if required Recommended protocol for a new patient with Peripheral Neuropathy is 12 x 30-45 minute sessions with continuing 2-3 sessions per week Anodyne® Therapy is most effective when used as part of a total health care plan for a specific condition – combined with stretching and strengthening exercises, dynamic and static balance exercises, massage and the use of other therapeutic modalities for pain and sensory integrative techniques to put it all together Patients will require ongoing monitoring by their health care professional if they are using a Home System to monitor and manage changes in medication, exercises and so on www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Establishing an Anodyne® Therapy Practice

Anodyne® Therapy is easy to use – you can even have nurse assistants administer patient sessions if required

Recommended protocol for a new patient with Peripheral Neuropathy is 12 x 30-45 minute sessions with continuing 2-3 sessions per week

Anodyne® Therapy is most effective when used as part of a total health care plan for a specific condition – combined with stretching and strengthening exercises, dynamic and static balance exercises, massage and the use of other therapeutic modalities for pain and sensory integrative techniques to put it all together

Patients will require ongoing monitoring by their health care professional if they are using a Home System to monitor and manage changes in medication, exercises and so on

Clinical Support Comprehensive clinical implementation guide and tools Access to protocols that work – and a product that offers the ultimate in flexibility, so that you can treat any painful body area with ease, hands-free! A comprehensive clinical documentation package including care plans, assessment and evaluation forms Marketing Support ACP Marketing Support – with proven techniques to market your program Starter pack of patient brochures and patient information leaflets Introductory letters for referring physicians Web and phone-based patient referral program National advertising, PR and sales support by Rapid Healing drives Anodyne® Therapy patients to you The Rapid Healing team dedicated to helping you market your program. www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Benefits of Being an Anodyne Care Provider (ACP)

Clinical Support

Comprehensive clinical implementation guide and tools

Access to protocols that work – and a product that offers the ultimate in flexibility, so that you can treat any painful body area with ease, hands-free!

A comprehensive clinical documentation package including care plans, assessment and evaluation forms

Marketing Support

ACP Marketing Support – with proven techniques to market your program

Starter pack of patient brochures and patient information leaflets

Introductory letters for referring physicians

Web and phone-based patient referral program

National advertising, PR and sales support by Rapid Healing drives Anodyne® Therapy patients to you

The Rapid Healing team dedicated to helping you market your program.

Therapist should administer the patient for at least 6 treatments Assess suitability of Anodyne® Therapy to meet individual needs Transition past initial discomfort of increased circulation Train the patient in Anodyne® Therapy use Extend your care – allows patients to achieve higher number of treatments in a shorter time – once a day in comfort of own home, at a time that suits them Saves the patient time and expense of travel Patient still needs monitoring and supplementary exercises – so should be reviewed regularly Allows therapists to manage a higher number of cases As an ACP you have re-seller rights to the Anodyne Home Unit returning a commission to your business for each sale! www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Anodyne® Therapy Model 120 Home Unit

Therapist should administer the patient for at least 6 treatments

Assess suitability of Anodyne® Therapy to meet individual needs

Transition past initial discomfort of increased circulation

Train the patient in Anodyne® Therapy use

Extend your care – allows patients to achieve higher number of treatments in a shorter time – once a day in comfort of own home, at a time that suits them

Saves the patient time and expense of travel

Patient still needs monitoring and supplementary exercises – so should be reviewed regularly

Allows therapists to manage a higher number of cases

As an ACP you have re-seller rights to the Anodyne Home Unit returning a commission to your business for each sale!

Anodyne® Therapy is registered as a medical device by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, and is registered by the United States Food and Drug Administration, for temporarily: Increasing circulation Reducing pain Reducing stiffness Reducing muscle spasm. Therefore, any condition that would benefit from these indications may benefit from the effects of this infrared therapy device. A full list of regulatory certificates is available from our website www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Indications and Benefits

Anodyne® Therapy is registered as a medical device by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, and is registered by the United States Food and Drug Administration, for temporarily:

Increasing circulation

Reducing pain

Reducing stiffness

Reducing muscle spasm.

Therefore, any condition that would benefit from these indications may benefit from the effects of this infrared therapy device.

A full list of regulatory certificates is available from our website

Inflammation/Infection Bursitis Osteoarthritis Tendonitis Plantar Fasciitis Lateral Epicondylitis Neuritis Synovitis Bell’s Palsy Cellulitis Osteomyelitis (IV Antibiotics)* Range of Motion Deficits Frozen Shoulder Contractures Orthopedic Non-Union/Jones Fractures Degenerative Disc Chronic Wounds Venous, Pressure Ulcers (Arterial) www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Pain Neuralgia Fibromyalgia Neuropathic Pain Ischemic Pain Chronic Pelvic Pain Nerve Entrapments TMJ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tarsal Tunnel Swelling Edema Lymphedema Sprains and Strains Post-Operative Reduce Swelling and Pain Speed Healing Reduce Adhesions/Scarring * Depends on involvement Summary of Responsive Conditions

Inflammation/Infection

Bursitis

Osteoarthritis

Tendonitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Lateral Epicondylitis

Neuritis

Synovitis

Bell’s Palsy

Cellulitis

Osteomyelitis (IV Antibiotics)*

Range of Motion Deficits

Frozen Shoulder

Contractures

Orthopedic

Non-Union/Jones Fractures

Degenerative Disc

Chronic Wounds

Venous, Pressure Ulcers (Arterial)

Pain

Neuralgia

Fibromyalgia

Neuropathic Pain

Ischemic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Nerve Entrapments

TMJ

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel

Swelling

Edema

Lymphedema

Sprains and Strains

Post-Operative

Reduce Swelling and Pain

Speed Healing

Reduce Adhesions/Scarring

Some patients feel pain relief in the first treatment, while others need 6 or more treatments to feel improvement Generally speaking, if patients have not felt some improvement within 12 treatments, infrared therapy may not be effective for their condition Since Anodyne® Therapy relieves pain temporarily, chronic painful and/or circulatory conditions will require ongoing use of an Anodyne® Therapy Home System to provide long-term symptomatic relief www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice How Soon Will Patients Feel Better?

Some patients feel pain relief in the first treatment, while others need 6 or more treatments to feel improvement

Generally speaking, if patients have not felt some improvement within 12 treatments, infrared therapy may not be effective for their condition

Since Anodyne® Therapy relieves pain temporarily, chronic painful and/or circulatory conditions will require ongoing use of an Anodyne® Therapy Home System to provide long-term symptomatic relief

May regain sensation in extremities Will experience warmth during treatment – if too warm, turn the energy setting down Neuropathic or ischemic pain may resolve – temporary at first Experience of tingling or burning as circulation returns to normal – should resolve in 3 to 6 treatments – lower energy level, shorten treatment times Patients require less medication Skin becomes pink with LED marks – returns to normal in a few hours Increased clear exudate at wound site Skin may perspire or peel and flake off allowing new skin growth Toenails and pedal hair may grow www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Normal Patient Physiological Changes

May regain sensation in extremities

Will experience warmth during treatment – if too warm, turn the energy setting down

Neuropathic or ischemic pain may resolve – temporary at first

Experience of tingling or burning as circulation returns to normal – should resolve in 3 to 6 treatments – lower energy level, shorten treatment times

Patients require less medication

Skin becomes pink with LED marks – returns to normal in a few hours

Increased clear exudate at wound site

Skin may perspire or peel and flake off allowing new skin growth

Toenails and pedal hair may grow

Patients after multiple surgeries with lots of scar tissue may take longer Systemic Auto-Immune Diseases Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS) Lupus Parkinsons Alzheimers www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice What Conditions Are Less Likely to Respond

Patients after multiple surgeries with lots of scar tissue may take longer

Systemic Auto-Immune Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS)

Lupus

Parkinsons

Alzheimers

With Peripheral Neuropathy Not following the protocol Less than 3 x per week Not treating legs and feet Not treating for recommended times Not treating directly on the skin Not treating long enough or frequently enough for the condition (legs of stone) Neuropathy caused by Spinal compression or spinal stenosis (treating the wrong area) Injury or surgery in foot/leg (scar tissue may take longer to resolve) Inability to measure changes because tools available too insensitive With Acute, Post-Operative and Chronic Wounds Patient nutrition (protein; L-Arginine) Infection present Blockage/arterial disease Patient compliance with treatment When Is Anodyne® Therapy Not Effective?

With Peripheral Neuropathy

Not following the protocol

Less than 3 x per week

Not treating legs and feet

Not treating for recommended times

Not treating directly on the skin

Not treating long enough or frequently enough for the condition (legs of stone)

Neuropathy caused by

Spinal compression or spinal stenosis (treating the wrong area)

Injury or surgery in foot/leg (scar tissue may take longer to resolve)

Inability to measure changes because tools available too insensitive

With Acute, Post-Operative and Chronic Wounds

Patient nutrition (protein; L-Arginine)

Infection present

Blockage/arterial disease

Patient compliance with treatment

Do not use directly over an active cancer Do not use over the fetus of a pregnant woman Do not use over topical heating agents like Deep Heat; Icy-Hot; Capsaicin Cream Monitor Blood Glucose Levels May be used safely over metal implants, pins, screws, pacemakers and defibrillators www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Anodyne Cautions

Do not use directly over an active cancer

Do not use over the fetus of a pregnant woman

Do not use over topical heating agents like Deep Heat; Icy-Hot; Capsaicin Cream

Monitor Blood Glucose Levels

May be used safely over

metal implants, pins, screws, pacemakers and defibrillators

Do not apply pads with pressure or allow patients to lay on top of pads Never longer than 45 minute treatment Limit treatment to 30 minutes over skin that is compromised – wounds, dry, cracked etc Never allow patients to sleep with the pads on Be careful when used over bony areas – never on top of feet Always turn the system off between patients Follow the Policy & Procedure Guide www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Procedure Guide – Preventing Burns

Do not apply pads with pressure or allow patients to lay on top of pads

Never longer than 45 minute treatment

Limit treatment to 30 minutes over skin that is compromised – wounds, dry, cracked etc

Never allow patients to sleep with the pads on

Be careful when used over bony areas – never on top of feet

Always turn the system off between patients

Follow the Policy & Procedure Guide

www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Protocol Minimum of 3 times per week 30 – 45 minutes per treatment 4 therapy pads per limb 8 bars – energy setting Current Recommended Clinical Use - DPN

Protocol

Minimum of 3 times per week

30 – 45 minutes per treatment

4 therapy pads per limb

8 bars – energy setting

www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Directly over wound with clear plastic barrier, Opsite or Tegaderm Wound Pad Placement

www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Pad Placement Options

Use straps provided or clothing or paper tape to hold pads in place When removing velcro from the back of the pads, pull gently to avoid pulling therapy pads apart Safe to use hospital strength disinfectant on pads, leads and main unit – spray on and wipe with a clean cloth Do not immerse, soak, saturate or autoclave Equipment is self calibrating www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Equipment Care

Use straps provided or clothing or paper tape to hold pads in place

When removing velcro from the back of the pads, pull gently to avoid pulling therapy pads apart

Safe to use hospital strength disinfectant on pads, leads and main unit – spray on and wipe with a clean cloth

Do not immerse, soak, saturate or autoclave

Equipment is self calibrating

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