Wednesday, July 21, 2010
VitalWear VitalWrap Thermal Therapy System
The VitalWear VitalWrap is a hospital-grade heating/cooling/compression system designed to efficiently provide therapeutic relief to achy muscles and joints. Soft, flexible fabric wraps conform to any body shape or size, making it convenient for the whole family to use. A set of smaller VitalWraps, specifically sized for kids, is forthcoming.
So far, my household has eluded injuries that would require intensive thermal therapy. My stepfather and mom have both been suffering from what I like to refer to as tennis elbow lately, so they gave the VitalWrapa spin. Tom is a physician and gave the system high marks for usability and functionality. He had surgery a while back and had a similar system on loan during recovery and he said the VitalWrap was significantly easier to use and was more efficient at delivering relief where needed. He especially liked its ability to switch from hot to cold quickly and also the compact, portable size.
I think the VitalWrap system would definitely come in handy for families with chronic muscular or joint pain or frequent athletic injuries. It's a bit of an investment but it's a step up from homemade icepacks and microwaved rice bags. I also like the idea that you can treat the pain without necessarily relying on medication.
Disclosure: I received a VitalWrap system to facilitate this review. No compensation was offered or received other than the product itself.