- The VitalWrap System and its family of therapeutic wraps combineheating, cooling, and compression in a single, easy-to-use device.
How the VitalWrap System works
TheVitalWrap System consists of three components: a control unit, a tubingset, and a thermal fabric wrap. The control unit, which includes afluid reservoir, manages the temperature of water used by the system tosupply heat or cold to the fabric wrap attached to the body. By pumpingthe water through a heat-exchanging bladder inside the wrap, thecontrol unit warms or cools the water to match the proper temperaturesetting, delivering precise and safe thermal therapy.
Set-up is a simple, three-step process:
- Fill the portable, leak-proof reservoir with ice and water.
- Place the bladder portion of the wrap around the treatment area and secure it with the Velcro™ closure.
- Attach the wrap to the control unit using the tubing set.
Once the control unit is turned on, the cooled or warmed fluid is passedthrough the tubing set to the wrap. As it circulates into the wrap fromthe control unit, the fluid either applies heat to warm the treatmentarea or draws it away for deep cooling. The fluid then flows back intothe control unit, where it is re-cooled or re-warmed before cyclingback into the wrap. Compression is delivered through the wrap itself,and can continue even if the user chooses to disconnect the tubing setand control unit.
The VitalWrap System is designed so that theuser can apply thermal therapy for extended periods. This providestremendous benefit to the injury site beyond the normal applicationperiods of conventional therapies, such as heating pads and cold packs.The typical transition time between the warm and cold settings in thetemperature range is about one minute.
Specially tailored wraps are available for any area of the body. Please consult your healthcare professional prior to applying the system, particularly when using it for long periods of time.