Recently, Steve and Michelle provided an insightful training on the application of the Breg Polar Care Cube Knee Pad, a specialized device designed for knee therapy. Their detailed instructions offer a step-by-step guide to ensure effective and safe usage of this therapeutic equipment. Watch by clicking the thumbnail below or read this summary.
Understanding the Breg Polar Care Cube Knee Pad
The Breg Polar Care Cube Knee Pad, identifiable by its unique part number, is specifically designed for compatibility with its corresponding system. It's crucial to ensure that the pad matches the system, as they are not interchangeable. The package includes a connection paper to reaffirm this compatibility. Users are reminded that once the sealed bag is opened, the pad cannot be returned.
Importance of Skin Protection
A critical aspect of using the knee pad is skin protection. Direct contact with the skin should be avoided to prevent frostbite or irritation. Users are advised to always use a barrier between the pad and the skin. The recommended usage pattern is 20 minutes on, followed by a 20-minute break. This routine helps in monitoring any general skin reactions.
Applying the Sterile Dressing
The package includes a sterile dressing specifically designed for the knee pad. This dressing, equipped with tabs for easy application, should be placed inside the pad, ensuring complete coverage to prevent direct skin contact.
Securing the Knee Pad
The knee pad features two adjustable Velcro straps for secure placement. The straps should be fastened comfortably around the knee, with the flexibility to adjust tightness as needed. The orientation of the hose, which can be directed upwards or downwards, is based on user comfort and pad positioning.
Preparing the Cooler
For the cooling function, the cooler is filled with ice and water, or alternatively, frozen water bottles with labels and glue removed to avoid damaging the motor. Breg also offers convenient freezer bags that eliminate the need for label removal. These bags should be filled two-thirds full, frozen, and then placed in the cooler. The water level in the cooler must reach the indicated fill line. Once filled, the lid is secured by pushing the handle back.
Connecting and Powering the System
The final step involves connecting the hose from the cooler to the knee pad, ensuring the connection snaps securely. The power cord is then plugged into the cooler and an electrical outlet. For optimal results, the cooler should be positioned level with the treated knee, although it can also be placed on the floor or a chair.
Steve and Michelle's training on the Breg Polar Care Cube Knee Pad emphasizes the importance of correct usage and safety precautions. By following these detailed instructions, users can effectively utilize this therapeutic device for knee treatment, ensuring both comfort and efficiency in the healing process.