I-Therm What You Should Know:
What are the expected results?
The beneficial effects of the MHT (Molecular Hyperthermia Treatment) are very often experienced after only three thirty-minute treatment sessions. Many patients report immediate pain relief and increased mobility after the initial treatment. MHT is intended to eliminate or minimize pain and restore mobility in both chronic and acute conditions that are tough to treat, or that don’t respond to traditional therapies. Clinical experience has shown that over 80% of treated patients report to be pain free and/or have experienced significant pain reduction.
Is it Safe?
Yes. MHT technology was developed in Europe and is currently being used in many countries. Although not yet FDA cleared in the US, MHT is based on a wealth of clinical and medical experience, state of the art engineering and each system is built with precision. Clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy and physicians now have a technology that truly represents a paradigm shift for pain management and rehabilitation.
What if I have a special condition?
Please alert your administering care provider if you have the below conditions and you should not receive treatment:
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What is the duration of the treatment?
Treatment sessions take approximately 30 minutes per effected area. Generally, 3 treatment sessions are necessary and it’s recommended to receive them over a 1 week time period.
How is the treatment performed?
A non-invasive pad is applied to the injured/ problematic area or the area suspected of causing the pain. This revolutionary pad allows for the channeling of heat to the affected area to cause pain elimination. In certain cases slight discomfort may be noticed. If this occurs, your provider can easily remove your discomfort by altering the intensity of the treatment. The patient will feel the sensation of heat in the area being treated.
Why consider non-invasive MHT?
MHT is quickly proving to be highly effective and exceeds the results of other treatment modalities such as laser, electric stimulation, ultrasound and even surgery in a much shorter time period. There is very little risk for complications and little to no recovery time. MHT is performed in your physician’s office and/or clinic, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time and you may return to work or daily function the same day you receive the treatment.
Patient Benefits of MHT
Highly effective and Non-Invasive
Patients are able to return to work and activities the same day of treatment
Provides faster return to normal function and activity for patients
Safe and Reliable
Patients evaluated for success at 1 week.
Over 80% successful outcomes based on clinical experience
Ability to treat a variety of diseases and conditions
Provides an alternative to avoid surgery
Rapidly increases post-surgery healing
Future treatment options are not limited, biomechanics are not affected
No incision-no scar tissue formation
Can be used as a complimentary therapy to other treatment protocols and technologies.
Clinical Benefits of MHT
Increases localized blood flow to treatment area
Increases nutrients and oxygen in the heated region which are critical in the anabolic process in order to affect tissue repair and healing
PH normalization of tissue
Increases extravasation (Macrophages & Granlocytes ) to reach the injured area
Promotes efficient drainage and the removal of necrotic debris and excess fluids
Improves Hematoma absorption
Enhances apoptosis with production and secretion of cytokines that induce a strong stimulus for repair
Improves the contractile performance of muscle
Increases ATPase activity and changes the mechanical properties of collagen in tendons
Analgesia is produced by washing out inflammatory mediators from the area of injury
Prevents skeletal muscle breakdown during exercise
Allows cells to recover from the fall in ATP cellular concentration by increasing blood flow
ATP is synthesized in eukarytic cells through phosphorylation, which by definition takes place in the presence of oxygen. This helps the repairing process to take place and the damaging events in progress to stop.
• Limits free radical damage to muscle
• Stimulates protein synthesis