How To Apply The XL Knee Pad For The Breg Polar Care Cube Supply Physical Therapy

Recently, Steve and Michelle from Supply provided an insightful training session on how to effectively apply the XL Knee Pad for the Breg Polar Care Cube. Their demonstration, part of a series focused on using medical products, offered a step-by-step guide to ensure a fast and easy application process. Watch by clicking the below thumbnail or read the following detailed summary:


Why Choose Cold Therapy?

Cold therapy is an incredibly effective method for alleviating pain and swelling, whether due to surgery, injury, or just the rigors of an active lifestyle. But how do you use a cold therapy device correctly? That's precisely what Steve and Michelle's training aimed to clarify.

Preparing for Application: Essential Checks

Before delving into the application process, it's crucial to verify that you have the correct pad and part number. This can typically be found on the front right corner of the pad, listed on a white label. Another vital step is ensuring that you have ordered the correct pad, especially since the Cube and Kodiak systems have different connectors.

Skin Safety and Universal Protocols

A key aspect emphasized during the training is the importance of skin safety. Direct contact between the cold pad and skin can lead to damage or frostbite. To prevent this, sterile pads are recommended, which can be purchased from their website. Alternatively, a thin towel or t-shirt can be used as a protective layer. The universal protocol for cold therapy – 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off – was also highlighted, along with the advice to consult a doctor for specific instructions.

Step-by-Step Application Guide

  1. Opening the Package: Start by opening the sealed package and removing the dressing. You'll notice tabs that need to be removed.

  2. Attaching the Dressing: After removing the tabs, place the dressing onto the pad and press it firmly.

  3. Applying the Pad: With the XL Knee Pad, ensure the larger part wraps around your thigh. The pads come with adjustable velcro straps for a comfortable fit.

  4. Connecting the Hose: Before connecting the hose from the cooler to the pad, push down the two metal tabs. A 'snap' sound indicates a secure connection.

  5. Power Supply Setup: Plug the power supply into the cooler, and then into the wall. Ideally, position the cooler level with the body part being treated for optimal results.

The #1 Trick for Easier Use

To enhance the ease of use, Steve and Michelle recommend freeze bags, which are available in packs of 12. Place three in the cooler and the rest in the fridge, rotating them as needed. This approach negates the need for constantly replenishing ice, a handy tip especially for those undergoing therapy alone.

With this comprehensive guide, you're now equipped to use your cold therapy machine effectively. Understanding the correct way to use the Breg Polar Care Cube and its accessories is crucial in your recovery journey. Thanks to the detailed training provided by Steve and Michelle, you can now confidently apply the XL Knee Pad and start your path back to an active and pain-free life.