The I-Therm is a revolutionary system that safely heats tissue and promotes healing with depths of penetration not observed with any other treatment modality.
The I-Therm activates molecular motion at a spatial resolution of one micron, 1000 times smaller than the capability of ultrasound.
It is this molecular motion that induces hyperthermia. Molecular hyperthermia increases blood flow and thereby promotes a dramatically more efficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients and the more rapid removal of toxins in the targeted area.
The I-Therm delivers the exact dose prescribed to patients by means of a non-invasive applicator which includes temperature sensors that safely monitor and control internal temperatures. A multimodal processor using specific algorithms optimizes the therapeutic effects of molecular hyperthermia.
- Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Pain management
- Soft tissue (muscle, tendon)
- Alleviates pain and accelerates healing.
- Provides rapid neurologic rehabilitation.
- Enhances the effectiveness of cancer treatments by achieving better apoptosis.
Mechanisms of Action
- Increases local blood flow and oxygen supply by 1500% at 44 C.
- Induces the production of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP) at temperatures above 41.8 C.
- Increases ATPase activity and changes the mechanical properties of collagen in soft tissue.
- Enhances apoptosis with production and secretion of cytokines.
- Microwave Hyperthermia increases nutrients and oxygen in the heated region.
- Nutrients and oxygen are critical of the anabolic process and are necessary to affect tissue repair.
- PH normalization is a remarkable effect.
- Increase extravasation (Macrophages & granulocytes) reach the injured area.
- Efficient drainage and removes necrotic debris and excess of fluids.
- Improves hematoma absorption.
- Hyperthermia enhances apoptosis with production & secretion of cytokines that induce a strong stimulus for repair.
- Heat improves the contractile performance of muscle.
- Hyperthermia increases ATPase activity & changes the mechanical properties of collagen in Tendons.
- Analgesic effect. Analgesia is produced by washing out inflammatory mediators from area of injury.
- Hyperthermia produce HSP at temperature above 41.8 C
- Heat Shock Proteins HSP, stress protein. Prevents skeletal muscle breakdown during exercise.
- Hyperthermia is effective in muscle trauma and exercise preconditioning.
- Hyperthermia allows the cell to recover from the fall in ATP cellular concentration by increasing the blood flow.
- ATP is synthesized in eukaryotic cells through oxidative phosphorylation, which, by definition takes place in presence of oxygen. This help the repairing processes to take place and the damaging events in progress to stop.
- Hyperthermia limits free radical damage to muscles.
- Tendon damage results in alterations of cellular homeostasis tissue.
- Hypoxia alone results in degeneration of tendons.
- Hyperthermia increases local blood flow and oxygen supply by 1500% at 44 C.
- Stimulate protein synthesis.