New England Rehabilitation Hospital strives to offer the latest in rehabilitation technologies available. With Anodyne Therapy, New England Rehabilitation Hospital brings cutting edge technology to its outpatient centers.
Anodyne Therapy uses infrared energy (Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy) to provide temporary, cumulative relief of symptoms caused by some diseases such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and circulatory insufficiency. These benefits include:
- Decreased Pain
- Decreased Numbness
- Decreased Burning
- Decreased Muscle spasms and
- Decreased Stiffness
This FDA approved therapy is delivered through therapeutic pads containing several infrared light sources which are applied to the treatment area, producing a soothing warmth sensation during sessions. The infrared energy is delivered via pads that are applied to the area to be treated. Infrared photo energy stimulates the release of nitric oxide in the blood resulting in vasodilation and improved circulation in the treatment area.
The temporary benefits of Anodyne Therapy make it possible for patients to complete a comprehensive rehabilitation program, resulting in benefits they might not have been previously able to achieve due to their condition, to include:
- Improved Balance,
- Improved Function,
- Improved Strength,
- Improved Safety
Typically, Anodyne portion of treatment lasts 30 to 45 minutes per session. Some patients feel relief after the first treatment, while others recognize benefits after 6 visits. Generally speaking, if patients have not experienced any benefits from Anodyne therapy after 10 to 12 treatments, infrared therapy may not be effective for their condition.
The benefits of Anodyne Therapy can be sustained on a longer basis through home units which are now available.
Anodyne therapy should not be used directly over or near:
- Active cancerous tumors
- The womb during pregnancy
Anodyne Therapy is currently available at New England Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Department in Woburn. To schedule an appointment, please call 781.939.1900.
For more information on Anodyne Therapy, please call Moira Vayda, MSPT at 781.939.1911.