Game Ready is an evidence-based, best-in class medical device curated for individuals recovering from surgery or a sports injury. During the acute stages of tissue damage, the affected area undergoes an inflammatory stage, which can cause secondary damage if left unmediated. Game Ready effectively controls inflammation using ACCEL® Technology (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) to facilitate faster, deeper, and longer-lasting benefits than an ice pack and compression bandage alone. By mimicking muscle contractions while cooling the tissue, Game Ready synergistically reduces swelling and edema while stimulating oxygen and nutrient delivery to the injury site. By effectively controlling inflammation, individuals can enter the later stages of healing faster.
Bone Growth Stimulator
When bones break, it creates an electric field to signal healing, but sometimes relying on this signal alone isn’t enough. Therefore, individuals with non-union fractures or those having difficulty healing from spinal fusion surgery may be prescribed bone growth therapy. A bone growth stimulator is a portable, battery-powered device that stimulates bone growth using Combined Magnetic Field (CMF) technology. This device delivers low intensity, pulsed magnetic signals that stimulate growth factors, which encourages bone growth. Since bone cells mature within 24 hours, this device is most beneficial with daily use.
Joint Activation Systems (JAS) / Range of Motion Therapy
As a result of injury, surgery, or a symptom of a disease, tissues surrounding the affected joint may become tight and short causing many individuals to lose joint range. Having a full range of motion in your joints is important for muscle strength, coordination, and the ability to complete everyday activities with ease. Joint activation systems (JAS) are stretching techniques used during a physiotherapy session to restore joint range by stretching the joint to a pain-free position, then held in this position for several minutes. Surrounding tissues learn to relax and lengthen within this ‘new’ range, therefore allowing a greater joint range to be achieved. This process may be repeated several times.
Continuous Passive Movement (CPM) Machine
For individuals in the post-operative phase of a knee replacement or ACL reconstruction, a continuous passive movement (CPM) machine may be prescribed to reintroduce movement into the knee joint. CPM gently flexes and extends the knee joint, which helps to eliminate joint stiffness and the detriments of immobilization. With regular use, CPM is able to decrease joint pain, encourage circulation, flush out remaining edema, and promote cartilage regeneration.
To facilitate proper alignment of the injured joint during recovery, orthopedic bracing is used to assist joint movement or restrict injurious ranges. Bracing also helps to protect, stabilize, and support the injured joint during the recovery process for optimal function after injury. Depending on individual needs, bracing may be customized.
Orthotics are custom devices worn to correct natural biomechanical imbalances of the lower body caused by the foot. They may be used to temporarily cushion painful foot conditions, or optimize body alignment. Orthotics are available in the form of a footpad, shoe insert, or ankle brace.