Rehabilitation is often used to provide pain relief and to assist patients in achieving greater range of motion as well as accomplishing daily activities after an accident, injury, illness or surgery. Rehabilitation encompasses a broad range of activities, exercises and treatment modalities to increase a patient’s physical abilities.
In the near future, the physical therapy market as a whole is expected to grow. There are many factors contributing to this escalation in physical therapy, including: an aging population in need of medical care and subsequent rehabilitative therapy, advances in medical science and technology that allow more people to survive with injuries or disabilities, and a modern interest in healthy lifestyle choices like increased physical activity, which may influence a rise in the number of injuries.
Whitehall’s line of physical therapy products will assist professionals in administering hydrotherapy, moist heat therapy, dry heat therapy, cold therapy, paraffin therapy and splinting. All of Whitehall’s products offer regulated thermal effects to enact positive therapeutic effects on patients with a variety of different conditions. These conditions include musculoskeletal injuries, burns, arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as recovery from surgery such as knee or hip replacement.
With Whitehall’s wide array of products, options and accessories, physical therapists are able to select equipment that will meet the needs of their clientele and provide a long service life.Whitehall rehabilitation products include:
A 2011 survey report by the Coyle Hospitality Group found that 88% of consumers’ primary reason for a spa visit is “relaxation/stress management.” An additional 22% of respondents also indicated that pain management was a goal during their spa visit.
Whitehall Manufacturing offers products for the spa environment that can assist professionals in offering stress and pain management benefits.
- Our Forma-Splint pans offer the perfect level of heat for stones used in hot stone massage.
- Our paraffin baths provide deep heat therapy by transferring the heat in melted paraffin wax to the area of application.
- Lastly, our Thermalators® can be used to heat towels for herbal wraps.
Hand Therapy encompasses a wide variety of treatment modalities to improve function of the hands and fingers.
Patients who benefit from hand therapy include those with hand injuries who may have:
- Injured tendons
- Nerve damage
- Fractures or even amputations
Patients with conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow may also benefit from hand therapy. The wide variety of conditions that can be treated with hand therapy make a market on the order of millions of people.
One of the treatments used in hand therapy is custom splinting. Whitehall’s Forma-Splint pans soften the thermoplastic used in the splinting process to facilitate the formation of custom splints for hand therapy. Forma-Splint pans feature heavy-duty construction, a digital thermometer, equal temperature distribution and an overheating safety sensor for precise performance that lasts.
Treatments used in sports medicine often involve heat therapy and cold therapy.
- Reduces pain and stiffness
- Increases mobility and flexibility
- Decreases muscle spasms
- And maintains blood flow to the affected area, promoting healing
- Can reduce swelling and nerve activity
- Improving pain tolerance
The type of injury dictates whether heat therapy or cold therapy or both should be used.
Sports medicine makes up a significant segment of the rehabilitation market, including athletic training & treatment and/or prevention of sports injuries. The treatment of these injuries often requires specialized equipment; it is estimated that the market for sports medicine devices (including heat and cold therapy) was $3.3 billion in 2011 and is still growing. Whitehall’s therapy product line includes products for heat and cold therapy.
Heat therapy products include:
- Thermalators®, which provide moist heat therapy.
- Thermo-Therapy units, conversely, provide dry heat therapy.
Cold therapy products include:
- GlacierFreeze lines of ice packs and chilling units
Finally, our Hydrotherapy whirlpools can be used for heat therapy or cold therapy baths. All of Whitehall’s heat and cold therapy products are constructed from durable materials such as stainless steel, maintaining an attractive appearance and reliable performance for many years under heavy use.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) estimates that nearly one million people undergo radiation therapy every year in the United States. An essential part of the radiation process is locating and maintaining the correct therapy target on the patient’s body.
Doctors use a number of techniques to find the therapeutic target. In order to maintain it during the course of all treatments, custom molds and masks are often made to hold the patient in the correct position for treatment and assist the patient in maintaining that position.
- Molds of this type are made by softening thermo formed plastic with heat and molding it to the appropriate area of the patient’s body. After forming the custom mold, it is used at every treatment to immobilize the patient and ensure that the radiation beam hits the therapeutic target.
Whitehall’s Forma-Splint water baths can soften the plastic used in the process of making custom molds in order to facilitate the formation of molds used in radiation treatment. Forma-Splint water baths feature heavy-duty construction, a digital read-out display, even heat distribution and an overheating safety sensor for precise performance and a long useful life.
The California Board of Occupational Therapy indicates that the number of people receiving occupational therapy is on the order of millions. For both children and adults, occupational therapy can be an essential tool in making daily activities or occupations more accessible after an accident, illness, injury or disability.
Whitehall Manufacturing’s line of therapy products can assist occupational therapists in administering:
- Moist Heat Therapy
- Dry Heat Therapy
- Cold Therapy
- Paraffin Therapy
- And Splinting
Chiropractic is a type of modern medical treatment focused on the diagnosis and prevention of injuries of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the neck and spine. Chiropractic is mainly used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues such as ligaments, cartilage and tendons. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year. Of these, 7.7 million seek relief from back pain brought on from an array of medical cases including bodily accidents, sports injuries and muscle strains.
Chiropractic treatment is considered a safe, effective treatment for low acute back pain. Acute back pain is more common than chronic back pain and usually requires minimalistic treatment options, such as cold therapy, moist heat therapy, and massage.
Whitehall Mfg. therapy products suited for the chiropractic market include:
- Thermalators® & Moist Heat Thermal Packs
- Glacier Freeze Chilling Units & Glacier Packs
- Bottle Warmers