SPORT INJURY PACKAGE*
(sprains, strains, muscle tear, bone fracture)
After an accident, victims suffer from physical pains as well as the feeling of uncertainty – what will happen? how long will it take to recover? what is waiting for me? – top-level athletes may get into an existential crisis. Experience shows that the analgesic, calming, muscle-relaxant effect of polarized light may help with treating these fears and, moreover, the faster than expected improvement may provide the feeling of success.
For light treatment of bone fractures maintenance therapy is recommended after the removal of plaster cast, during physiotherapy because as a result movement becomes easier, joints, tendons move better, and there is a good chance to avoid any complications that may occur after the removal of plaster cast. Duration of rehabilitation may be reduced significantly. In the case of bone fractures pain decreases significantly during the treatment course. It is recommended to start Sensolite therapy as soon as possible after the fracture event, i.e. it is advisable to use the light bed with the extremity in plaster cast since the beneficial, and stimulating effects of the polarized light can reach even the areas under the plaster cast – thanks to the whole-body treatment. This effect assists and accelerates the process of bone formation (ossification).
If patient does not have any special health problems, the recommended Sensolite therapy reduces the duration of ossification by approx. 20%. If the doctor does not remove plaster cast within the normal 6-8 weeks, the benefit will be shown after removal since the rehabilitation will be simpler and faster and will be associated with fewer problems. The length of the several-week rehabilitation may be reduced by half. It is advisable to use the treatment during the whole rehabilitation period as you can find in our offer.
The recommended frequency is 3 sessions per week until the removal of plaster cast followed by 2 sessions per week during rehabilitation.
Fracture, partial or full muscle tear – in this case the injury is always associated with bruising, thus injured patients received 4-5 sessions on the first week to enhance the recovery of bruising. As a result of the frequent treatment swelling disappears almost completely after one week, which has crucial role in healing. Injured patients receive a so-called plaster splint for a week which is then “closed”. It is important how much the plaster cast is aligned with the fractured body part. According to patients’ reports, after one week, when they could see their fractured limb again, it was almost completely in its “original” condition. After closing the plaster splint they came for treatment two times a week, and after the removal of plaster cast treatment frequency was 3 times a week for two weeks followed by a 2 times a week schedule.
A young male patient came with crutches after suture removal following knee ligament plastic surgery. He underwent 4 treatments (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday) in the first week followed by a 3 sessions per week, and then a 2 sessions per week schedule. He informed us of the opinion of his physiotherapist, who had a basis for reference because treated two patients at the same age and with similar condition, having surgery on the same day. According to the physiotherapist, the patient receiving light therapy improved faster by 50-60% compared to the other patient.
I. Doctor’s opinion
“The Sensolite whole-body polarized light therapy can be effectively used for the treatment of muscle strains (frequently occurring in the long adductor muscle and thigh muscle) as well as for pain and inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The female basketball team of Zalaegerszeg uses the services of the Gyógycentrum in case of such injuries as they already know that they can reduce the recovery period by up to half with these treatments. Sensolite showed very good results for the treatment of backaches, low-back pains and spinal pain, it significantly reduced the pain. If the pain is reduced, players more easily go into specific situations during matches, i.e. it apparently has a mental effect as well. We have a player who suffered a metacarpal fracture and had an operation followed by regular therapy for rapid recovery. And many people were surprised seeing her playing within as short time as a few weeks. We had an especially interesting and positive case when a young male patient suffered a serious elbow fracture and experts felt that he will not completely recover. In the case of such fractures, the full functionality of the joint is normally not regained: the area surrounding the elbow remains swollen, but in the case of this patient the operation was followed by a very strict physiotherapy and Sensolite treatment – and the patient followed the doctor’s instructions. His recovery was shortened significantly and the quality was excellent as the X-ray showed effective healing of the fracture, normal elbow function with no swelling and the injured arm was not thicker than the other one. For people doing active sports whole-body polarized light therapy is recommended not only for the treatment of injuries. During the intensive training period before competitions, the immune system may become suppressed due to the increased physical stress and athletes may catch cold easier; however, with regular therapy the illness can be prevented. We experienced that Sensolite assists regeneration between trainings: if they get greater load, the fatigue of muscles goes away more rapidly.” Dr Cyprián Békési, orthopaedic surgeon, chief physician
II. Patients’ experience
“It helped me a lot in the treatment of more serious strains, I could come back to the sport much earlier. Once I had a groin strain where the doctors told me I had to have a rest for 3 weeks. When I played the match on the eighth day they did not understand how can it be”, says Gergő. “Vitality is the most notable effect for me: I do not feel tiredness anymore. And in the short run a strain that seems to be more serious recovers much faster.” Gergely Majoross, 157-times rep of the Hungarian ice hockey team, the coach of MAC
“After an injury you would like to return to your life, your original performance and health as soon as possible. Of course, a sportsman makes every effort to achieve this and this is how I found Sensolite”, explains the top-level player of FTC emphasizing: “During treatment sessions I felt I was recovering more rapidly and it reassured me even more – thus, Sensolite means ease and recovery.” Orsolya Englert, 78-times rep of the Hungarian basketball team
“I had three serious sport injuries with all of them leading to operation. The therapy primarily helped me to adapt to loading training very fast and I felt it filled me with energy”, says the captain of the TEVA-Vasas-Uniqua water polo team sharing her experiences. “I believe it adds some plus to my performance”, says Dr Ádám Steinmetz Olympic champion water polo player, the captain of TEVA-Vasas-Uniqua water polo team.
III. Therapeutic recommendation
Standard therapeutic recommendation for the treatment of muscle tears, strains, sprains, oedema and other contusions:
Weekly therapeutic recommendation until the removal of plaster cast
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The treatment frequency recommended by us provides results but if our Patient feels that he/she wants to use Sensolite light therapy more frequently, he/she has the possibility to do so after consultation in the Gyógycentrum. However, please note that the energizing effect of light therapy sometimes speeds up the body, thus excessive light treatment may cause sleep problems. Additionally, in such cases light therapy is recommended in the morning instead of evening before bedtime. If you should be active in the evening or at night, it is recommended to come to the Sensolite Gyógycentrum before your activity.
Information in this package offer are based on reports from subjective experience of patients and their treating physicians after intended use of SENSOLITE device. The patients and their treating physicians may mention positive effects in their reports that do not fall within the scope of the approved indication of the device based on the applicable regulations.
Information in this package offer – that is based on patients’ and doctors’ experience – is not supported by clinical research results. Thus, in accordance with the applicable law, the health effects of the treatment are not considered proven in the areas specified in the package offer; however, they are suitable for suggesting the direction of future research.
Based on the above, beneficial effects listed in the package offer are for information only and the effect of treatments may show individual variations. You should consult your doctor before use as an adjuvant therapy. The use of SENSOLITE device does not replace conservative therapies and medicines prescribed by a doctor.
For literature reference for the specific therapy, please, visit www.sensolite.hu.
Please, consider your decision on using this therapy based on the information given above.
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