Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) is a therapy that passively moves a joint through a prescribed therapy.
A CPM device is a machine designed to move joints constantly and gently during therapy to prevent stiffness, inflammation, decrease pain and increase range of motion. Medical evidence indicates that in many cases early motion increases range of motion and decreases stiffness, inflammation and pain.
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) devices facilitate your rehabilitation by keeping your joint moving continuously, gently, and safely through the prescribed therapy designed specifically for you by your orthopedic surgeon and/or physical therapist. The goal of a CPM device is to support the healing of your damaged tissue and to decrease your recovery time.
Result: You get on with life’s activities sooner and with less pain.
QAL Medical®, LLC is in the business of helping people return to their daily routines as soon as possible, helping them return to work and to their independent, productive lives, after experiencing an injury and/or surgery to one of their joints.
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) devices are a safe, effective modality to keep your joints moving. CPM devices , which are used to to:
- reduce pain and swelling
- increase or maintain range of motion
- prevent scar tissue from growing
- prevent joint stiffness
While decreasing hospital stays and improving home physical therapy visits.
Some basic tips for providing the best CPM therapy outcomes include:
- Use the CPM device as prescribed by your physician and/or physical therapist
- The CPM device settings should only be adjusted using the instructions provided by your doctor and/or physical therapist
- When using the lower limb CPM unit, firmly position it on the bed or floor
- The CPM device should be used in a clean, dry place
- Immediately, stop CPM device treatment, if a fever, unusual pain, discomfort occurs and notify your doctor and/or physical therapist
Healing In Motion
Research continues to demonstrate that moving a limb or joint aids rehabilitation and leads to better outcomes. By combining active physical therapy along with a Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device, it is possible to significantly increase joint range of motion.