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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 Establishing A Practice Establishing an Anodyne® Therapy Practice
    • 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. Establishing A Practice Benefits of Being an Anodyne Care Provider (ACP)
    • 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! Establishing A Practice Anodyne® Therapy Model 120 Home Unit
    • 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 Establishing A Practice Indications and Benefits
    • 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) 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
    • 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 Establishing A Practice How Soon Will Patients Feel Better?
    • 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 Establishing A Practice Normal Patient Physiological Changes
    • 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 Establishing A Practice What Conditions Are Less Likely to Respond
    • 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?
    • 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 Establishing A Practice Anodyne Cautions
    • 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 Establishing A Practice Procedure Guide – Preventing Burns
  • 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
  • Establishing A Practice Directly over wound with clear plastic barrier, Opsite or Tegaderm Wound Pad Placement
  • 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 Establishing A Practice Equipment Care