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Unique NHC Cyclo-Therapy System

Offering a drug-free alternative for pain relief, NHC Cyclo-Therapy from leading UK healthcare company Niagara Healthcare has now been adopted at all twelve of the UK’s spinal cord injury centres.

Following a successful trial of the therapy at the NHS London Spinal Cord Injury Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RNOH), the portable hand held units and circulation stimulation pads that deliver the NHC Cyclo-Therapy have now been donated to all NHS spinal cord injury centres across the UK.

NHC Cyclo-Therapy works on a three-dimensional “cycloidal vibration” which is much less invasive than many standard massage devices giving a gentle and relaxing experience while stimulating the blood flow and muscles. This helps to relieve the pain and sometimes debilitating associated symptoms for sufferers of a number of medical conditions.

Occupational Therapists at each of the centres have now been trained on how to use both the hand units and circulation stimulation therapy pads. The hand held device allows users to instantly target troublesome areas while the pad is portable and versatile allowing therapy to be applied across a larger area of the body.

Commenting on the use of NHC Cyclo-Therapy in spinal cord injury centres, Emma Linley, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, RNOH said: “We have been aware of the benefits of vibration therapy for spinal cord injury patients for many years and so now having the NHC Cyclo-Therapy pads and hand units from Niagara available to us has been brilliant. It really has enhanced the way we perform our treatment.

“We’ve seen three main benefits from using vibration therapy on those with spinal cord injuries; it provides them with sensory stimulation, it softens tissues, allowing us to provide passive movement to upper limb joints without causing micro-trauma and it has allowed us to speed up our treatment process as our patients can begin to feel the benefit within just 10 minutes spent on the therapy pad.”

Since the units have been available in the spinal centres, many Occupational Therapists have been recommending them to their outpatients to continue the therapy. Funding to purchase the units may be available via NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC) but we are also offering a 25% discount on all units for those with a spinal cord injury and we also plan to offer a limited number of free units per year to patients determined on a case by case basis.

Philip Elin, Group Business Operations Director at Niagara Healthcare says “We are delighted that our unique NHC Cyclo-Therapy is being used to great effect at NHS Spinal Cord Injury Centres across the UK. However, our therapy is also available to use within the comfort of your own home. NHC Cyclo-Therapy can be found in our range of adjustable beds and chairs and is helping provide a drug free alternative for pain management to those suffering from conditions including arthritis; oedema and sciatica.”

Independent studies conducted by universities, research institutes and teaching hospitals show that the vibration therapy can help to relax and rest muscles, soothe most rheumatic pains, ease nervousness and stress, raise pain thresholds and improve blood circulation.

It also helps to increase venous drainage and can assist in the reduction of swelling caused by excess tissue fluid. In addition, it can improve joint mobility and ease back pain.

Nearly all our products contain the original, unchanged therapy and we are proud to have helped over 85,000 people feel better through our range of products.

For your free, no obligation home demonstration, freephone one of our Comfort Advisors on 0800 689 9809 or go to to Book Your Free Home Demonstration.

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