Anodyne Therapy: A Photo-Energy Treatment Modality
Benefits and Duration
Some patients feel pain relief in the first treatment, while others need 6 or more treatments to feel improvement. Generally speaking, if patients have not felt some improvement within 12 treatments, infrared therapy may not be effective for their condition.
Since Anodyne Therapy relieves pain temporarily, chronic painful and/or circulatory conditions may require ongoing use of an Anodyne Home System to provide maximum long-term symptomatic relief.
Over 10,000 physicians, diabetes educators, case managers and nurses recommend Anodyne therapy. Millions of patient treatments are delivered each year in over 5400 provider facilities including hospitals, teaching institutions, outpatient rehab centers, home care agencies and skilled nursing facilities. After a successful course of treatment, over 20,000 patients have received Anodyne Home Systems for use as needed in treating chronic conditions.
Anodyne therapy can be used in nearly every condition where increased circulation would benefit the patient. Anodyne is safe to use on any part of the body, including the spine. It may be used over all metal implants, pins and screws, as well as electrical implants (pacemakers, defibrillators).
The only contraindications/cautions are - Anodyne Therapy should not be used directly over or near:
- Active cancerous tumors
- The womb during pregnancy
- Topical heating agents such as Icy Hot, Ben Gay, Capsaicin. Completely remove these products.
Drug Interactions, Side-Effects
Anodyne has no known drug interactions or side-effects.
However, there a few precautions.
- Anodyne Therapy is a photo-thermal modality so there is a slight risk of a superficial burn. When the recommended protocols are followed, the risk of any thermal event is extremely rare.
- People with circulatory compromises: Sometimes there is a slight increase in tingling or burning sensation initially as blood flow increases. This is similar to sensations felt by a person with severely cold hands upon placing them in warm water to re-warm them. If it occurs, this typically resolves within the first 6-8 treatments.
- People with diabetes: If starting new therapeutic exercise or activity sessions, check blood sugar levels more frequently to monitor for hypoglycemia or need to reduce medication.
Ask Your Medical Provider for a Prescription for Therapy
Anodyne Therapy treatments are typically provided along with personalized physical or occupational therapy based on your needs, which may include gait and balance therapy, exercises for flexibility, strengthening and endurance, manual therapy, etc. A prescription is not required in North Carolina for a person to see a physical therapist. However, Medicare and many private insurance companies may require that you obtain a prescription from your doctor/medical provider in order that they consider reimbursement of services obtained from physical therapy (PT)/occupational therapy (OT). Recommended prescription wording is as follows: "Evaluate and Treat - Include Anodyne Therapy." This allows the therapist to assess the patient and create an individualized care plan.
Click here for a brochure you can take to you doctor/medical services provider as you request a prescription for physical/occupational therapy with Anodyne Therapy.