Patients come to Alaris Health at Belgrove to recover from a variety of conditions, but they all have the same goal; to gain strength and return home as quickly as possible. To enhance the recovery of patients, Alaris Health at Belgrove’s rehabilitation department is now using two innovative technologies that support healing for patients with varying medical needs.
Through the use of Shortwave Diathermy, safe electromagnetic waves that use heat for healing, and Gentle Electrical Stimulation, which is employed to help manage muscle pain, patients have two technologies to promote healing of wounds in a safe and efficient manner.
Helping to Heal Wounds
A skin wound that fails to heal, heals slowly or heals but tends to recur is known as a chronic wound. Causes range from diabetes or vascular disease to surgery, and if not treated, wounds may develop an infection.
“The electrical stimulation in these systems has been found to also stimulate certain kinds of cells that promote healing in skin. Some cells are attracted to the stimulation and that assists in the healing process,” says Julie Chen, MD, Wound Specialist at Alaris Health at Belgrove.
Through the use of the Megapulse II Shortwave Diathermy and its safe electromagnetic waves, many patients find that they experience a gentle healing effect for muscles, joints and tissues. This therapy may be used to assist with soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds, arthritis, joint pain and scar tissue. The therapy works by helping to manage pain, increase circulation, and increase movement and flexibility in stiff muscles and joints.
“At Alaris Health at Belgrove, we are always looking for innovative ways to help our patients through the rehabilitation process, so that they can return to the comforts of their home. These successful new programs promote muscle relaxation, assist with issues of pain, and help to increase circulation. We are pleased to be able to provide our patients with the most state-of-the-art therapies to assist in their recovery,” says Amy Pseja, Rehabilitation Director.
Gentle Electrical Stimulation
The Omnistim 500 Electrical Stimulation system uses electrical stimulation pulses to create comfortable muscle contractions. This treatment can be used to assist with pain, slow healing wounds, weakness and joint procedures. The system helps to manage pain, re-educate muscles, increase circulation and help to manage muscles spasms.
For more information about these services, please contact Alaris Health at Belgrove at (973) 844-4800. To reach any of our Member Health Centers, please call (855) 7-ALARIS.