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ALEXANDROS BLETSAS PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTER

Whirlpool

The whirlpool utilizes the power of water in combination with temperature. It is used mainly for the treatment of the upper and lower limbs.

The whirlpool is a stainless steel tub containing water at a proper temperature depending on the patient's problem. It is a natural means to achieve surface heat therapy, along with an electric turbine for hydromassage.

At a temperature of 37 to 39 degrees Celsius

  • Increase in temperature, blood and lymph circulation.
  • Muscle relaxation, reduction of muscle spasm and joint stiffness.
  • Pain reduction.
  • Increased metabolism, tissue nutrition and oxygen absorption.
  • Absorption of edemas and hematomas.
  • Systematic hydromassage of upper and lower limb body parts: wrist-fingers, ankle-heel and toes at the lower extremities.

At a temperature of 10-15 degrees Celsius we achieve edema dissolution.

  • Limb fractures (general).
  • Sprains.
  • Wrist and foot arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Immediate reduction of the patient's lameness (more effortless gait after treatment).
  • Stiff joints.
  • Open wounds.
  • Skin infections.
  • Peripheral vascular infections.