What is RITM SCENAR Therapy?
RITM SCENAR therapy is an advanced form of electrotherapy and may be effective in treating acute and chronic pain. RITM SCENAR therapy functions on two physiological principles: that the body has its own healing capabilities and that it is continually employing processes of self-regulation to maintain health.
The RITM SCENAR device is a small, hand-held device with transdermal electroneuro-stimulator, graphic display (Professional models), light emitting diodes (models for home use) and audible indications. It delivers non-invasive, computer-modulated therapeutic electro- stimulation via a client’s skin and involves high amplitude, short-duration waveforms with little discomfort to clients.
The RITM SCENAR device used in our therapy centre is a hand-held, therapeutic medical device ( ARTG ID:140659, ARTG ID:164651), listed for use in pain management and facilitate functional restoration and improvement.
Due to the device’s high amplitude, small unmyelinated ‘C’ fibres can be stimulated to a higher degree than with other forms of electrotherapy. When sufficiently stimulated ‘C’ fibres trigger neuro- and regulative-peptide release with resultant pain relief and healing. The SCENAR impulse is carried via afferent nerve fibres to regulatory centres in the brain which in turn responds via efferent nerve fibres. The RITM SCENAR device interprets this response and, via computer modulation, results in its next impulse being modified accordingly which further provides information back to the brain to either amplify or dampen the pathological signals initiating pain, ultimately leading to homeostasis. RITM SCENAR therapy protocols include rating of pain, measurement of range of movement and testing of movement related to functional impairment.
The RITM SCENAR device is small, portable, user-friendly, and is relatively low-cost. Patients may benefit from faster recovery times, versatility and few concurrent medication interactions.
The RITMSCENAR device establishes a biofeedback link with the body when in use, constantly changing the properties of the applied electric impulses, depending on the measured reaction from the body.
The effect of RITM SCENAR therapy is based on electric impulses of a specific shape; patterned after the natural nervous discharges of the human body.
The RITM SCENAR device not only provides direct therapeutic effect, but also activates the natural defences of the body.₁ ₂ The effect is achieved through the stimulation of reflective zones and acupuncture points on the skin surface.
Overall, RITM SCENAR therapy is an effective, non-invasive medical technology, which works by stimulating the body’s inherent self-healing mechanisms with minimal undesirable side effects. ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈
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