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Establishing an Anodyne® Therapy Practice
<ul><li>Anodyne® Therapy is easy to use – you can even have nurse assistants administer patient sessions if required </li>...
<ul><li>Clinical Support  </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive clinical implementation guide and tools  </li></ul><ul><li>Acces...
<ul><li>Therapist should administer the patient for at least 6 treatments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess suitability of Anod...
<ul><li>Anodyne® Therapy is registered as a medical device by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, and is regi...
<ul><li>Inflammation/Infection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bursitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osteoarthritis </li></ul></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Some patients feel pain relief in the first treatment, while others need 6 or more treatments to feel improvement ...
<ul><li>May regain sensation in extremities </li></ul><ul><li>Will experience warmth during treatment – if too warm, turn ...
<ul><li>Patients after multiple surgeries with lots of scar tissue may take longer </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic Auto-Immune ...
<ul><li>With Peripheral Neuropathy  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not following the protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less t...
<ul><li>Do not use directly over an active cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use over the fetus of a pregnant woman </li></u...
<ul><li>Do not apply pads with pressure or allow patients to lay on top of pads </li></ul><ul><li>Never longer than 45 min...
www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice  <ul><li>Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 3 times per week </li></ul>...
www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice  Directly over wound with clear plastic barrier, Opsite or Tegaderm Wound ...
www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice  Pad Placement Options
<ul><li>Use straps provided or clothing or paper tape to hold pads in place </li></ul><ul><li>When removing velcro from th...
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Establishing An Anodyne® Therapy Practice

  1. 1. Establishing an Anodyne® Therapy Practice
  2. 2. <ul><li>Anodyne® Therapy is easy to use – you can even have nurse assistants administer patient sessions if required </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended protocol for a new patient with Peripheral Neuropathy is 12 x 30-45 minute sessions with continuing 2-3 sessions per week </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Establishing an Anodyne® Therapy Practice
  3. 3. <ul><li>Clinical Support </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive clinical implementation guide and tools </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive clinical documentation package including care plans, assessment and evaluation forms </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Support </li></ul><ul><li>ACP Marketing Support – with proven techniques to market your program </li></ul><ul><li>Starter pack of patient brochures and patient information leaflets </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory letters for referring physicians </li></ul><ul><li>Web and phone-based patient referral program </li></ul><ul><li>National advertising, PR and sales support by Rapid Healing drives Anodyne® Therapy patients to you </li></ul><ul><li>The Rapid Healing team dedicated to helping you market your program. </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Benefits of Being an Anodyne Care Provider (ACP)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Therapist should administer the patient for at least 6 treatments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess suitability of Anodyne® Therapy to meet individual needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition past initial discomfort of increased circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train the patient in Anodyne® Therapy use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Saves the patient time and expense of travel </li></ul><ul><li>Patient still needs monitoring and supplementary exercises – so should be reviewed regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Allows therapists to manage a higher number of cases </li></ul><ul><li>As an ACP you have re-seller rights to the Anodyne Home Unit returning a commission to your business for each sale! </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Anodyne® Therapy Model 120 Home Unit
  5. 5. <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing stiffness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing muscle spasm. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Therefore, any condition that would benefit from these indications may benefit from the effects of this infrared therapy device. </li></ul><ul><li>A full list of regulatory certificates is available from our website </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Indications and Benefits
  6. 6. <ul><li>Inflammation/Infection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bursitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osteoarthritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tendonitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plantar Fasciitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lateral Epicondylitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synovitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bell’s Palsy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cellulitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osteomyelitis (IV Antibiotics)* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Range of Motion Deficits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frozen Shoulder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orthopedic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Union/Jones Fractures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degenerative Disc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chronic Wounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Venous, Pressure Ulcers (Arterial) </li></ul></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice <ul><li>Pain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuralgia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibromyalgia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuropathic Pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ischemic Pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic Pelvic Pain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nerve Entrapments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TMJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carpal Tunnel Syndrome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tarsal Tunnel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Swelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lymphedema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprains and Strains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post-Operative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Swelling and Pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed Healing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Adhesions/Scarring </li></ul></ul>* Depends on involvement Summary of Responsive Conditions
  7. 7. <ul><li>Some patients feel pain relief in the first treatment, while others need 6 or more treatments to feel improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Generally speaking, if patients have not felt some improvement within 12 treatments, infrared therapy may not be effective for their condition </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice How Soon Will Patients Feel Better?
  8. 8. <ul><li>May regain sensation in extremities </li></ul><ul><li>Will experience warmth during treatment – if too warm, turn the energy setting down </li></ul><ul><li>Neuropathic or ischemic pain may resolve – temporary at first </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of tingling or burning as circulation returns to normal – should resolve in 3 to 6 treatments – lower energy level, shorten treatment times </li></ul><ul><li>Patients require less medication </li></ul><ul><li>Skin becomes pink with LED marks – returns to normal in a few hours </li></ul><ul><li>Increased clear exudate at wound site </li></ul><ul><li>Skin may perspire or peel and flake off allowing new skin growth </li></ul><ul><li>Toenails and pedal hair may grow </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Normal Patient Physiological Changes
  9. 9. <ul><li>Patients after multiple surgeries with lots of scar tissue may take longer </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic Auto-Immune Diseases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis (MS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lupus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parkinsons </li></ul><ul><li>Alzheimers </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice What Conditions Are Less Likely to Respond
  10. 10. <ul><li>With Peripheral Neuropathy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not following the protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less than 3 x per week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not treating legs and feet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not treating for recommended times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not treating directly on the skin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not treating long enough or frequently enough for the condition (legs of stone) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuropathy caused by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spinal compression or spinal stenosis (treating the wrong area) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Injury or surgery in foot/leg (scar tissue may take longer to resolve) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability to measure changes because tools available too insensitive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With Acute, Post-Operative and Chronic Wounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient nutrition (protein; L-Arginine) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infection present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blockage/arterial disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient compliance with treatment </li></ul></ul>When Is Anodyne® Therapy Not Effective?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Do not use directly over an active cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use over the fetus of a pregnant woman </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use over topical heating agents like Deep Heat; Icy-Hot; Capsaicin Cream </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Blood Glucose Levels </li></ul><ul><li>May be used safely over </li></ul><ul><li>metal implants, pins, screws, pacemakers and defibrillators </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Anodyne Cautions
  12. 12. <ul><li>Do not apply pads with pressure or allow patients to lay on top of pads </li></ul><ul><li>Never longer than 45 minute treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Limit treatment to 30 minutes over skin that is compromised – wounds, dry, cracked etc </li></ul><ul><li>Never allow patients to sleep with the pads on </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful when used over bony areas – never on top of feet </li></ul><ul><li>Always turn the system off between patients </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Policy & Procedure Guide </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Procedure Guide – Preventing Burns
  13. 13. www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice <ul><li>Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 3 times per week </li></ul><ul><li>30 – 45 minutes per treatment </li></ul><ul><li>4 therapy pads per limb </li></ul><ul><li>8 bars – energy setting </li></ul>Current Recommended Clinical Use - DPN
  14. 14. www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Directly over wound with clear plastic barrier, Opsite or Tegaderm Wound Pad Placement
  15. 15. www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Pad Placement Options
  16. 16. <ul><li>Use straps provided or clothing or paper tape to hold pads in place </li></ul><ul><li>When removing velcro from the back of the pads, pull gently to avoid pulling therapy pads apart </li></ul><ul><li>Safe to use hospital strength disinfectant on pads, leads and main unit – spray on and wipe with a clean cloth </li></ul><ul><li>Do not immerse, soak, saturate or autoclave </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment is self calibrating </li></ul>www.rapidhealing.com.au Establishing A Practice Equipment Care

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