Cutting Edge Technology
in our Rural setting.

Here at Cedar Lake, while we pride ourselves on our down-home, comfortable atmosphere, we constantly look for new ways to help our residents get better faster. Two recent additions to our arsenal of healing technologies are Anodyne Therapy and VitalStim Therapy. MORE>>

Anodyne Therapy (click to visit site)

What is Anodyne Therapy?
Anodyne is a unique therapy that harnesses the healing power of infrared light. It emits special wavelengths of energy which dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The result is rapid relief of discomfort.
It is an effective, tested treatment for any condition characterized by pain, inflammation, and/or decreased circulation.

How Does Anodyne Therapy Work?
Treatment with the Anodyne system is simple and painless. Four flexible pads, each containing 60 small infrared lights, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Energy from the lights penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by deep tissues. After just 30 minutes of treatment, blood flow is enhanced by 400 percent, and this boost in local circulation persists for several hours after the pads are removed.

The Power of Nitric Oxide
The key to this dramatic improvement in blood flow is nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a short-lived gas that is crucial to the health of the arteries. This powerful signaling molecule relaxes the arteries, helps regulate blood pressure, fights free radicals, and discourages platelets from clumping together in the blood vessels. By increasing the production of nitric oxide and improving circulation, Anodyne therapy relieves pain.

Chronic Pain Relief
Anodyne therapy is used by the US military to treat elite soldiers in the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Special Forces. Hospitals and nursing homes use it to relieve most any kind of chronic pain. The infrared energy of Anodyne therapy prompts the release of nitric oxide, which enhances blood flow in the immediate vicinity, bringing oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues.

What Conditions Benefit From Anodyne Therapy?

Anodyne Therapy can help individuals with numbness or pain in their feet or legs combined with difficult with gait or balance. People with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and chronic wounds are most likely to benefit from Anodyne Therapy. Patients who have benefited from Anodyne include those with:
· Diabetic Neuropathy
· Carpal Tunnel/Tarsal Tunnel
· Chronic Wounds
· Sprains/Strains
· Chronic Pain
· Degenerative Disc Disease
· Contractures/Frozen Shoulder
· Plantar Fascitis
· Osteoarthritis
· Tendonitis/Bursitis

Anodyne Therapy can help to restore sensation in the feet of diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy, along with improving gait and balance.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is nerve damage associated with diabetes, the symptoms of which include numbness
and/or pain in the feet, legs and hands. If left untreated, DPN can lead to lower extremity amputations, reduced mobility and increased risk of falls.

VitalStim Therapy (click to visit site)

VitalStim is an innovative therapy used to retrain throat muscles affected by dysphagia (swallowing disorders). VitalStim stimulates inactive or atrophied swallowing muscles by passing a small electrical current through external electrodes on the neck. The current, controlled by a small hand-held device operated by a trained speech therapist, causes the muscles to contract. With repeated therapy, throat muscles are retrained, and the patient progresses to an optimum level of swallow function. VitalStim is the only dysphagia therapy backed by compelling clinical data and cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Occupational Therapy

The goal is to
give individuals the “skills for the job of living” necessary for the highest level of independence possible, It is skilled treatment designed to enable people to do the day-to-day tasks that “occupy” their time. Occupational Therapists help people accomplish their daily living tasks, learn new skills, adapt to permanent losses, fulfill their life roles, and participate fully as possible in life.This is done by

Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury.

The occupational therapist enters the field with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree. The occupational therapy assistant generally earns an associate degree. Practitioners must complete supervised clinical internships in a variety of health care settings and pass a national examination. Most states also regulate occupational therapy practice.

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