Anodyne® therapy is monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE) used as a physical therapy treatment to increase circulation and reduce pain in patients with certain chronic conditions, including diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.
The treatment works by producing MIRE which is placed in direct contract with the skin via light emitting therapy pads. The energy releases nitric oxide, a vasodilator with positive effects on healing, neural function, and the vascular system.
The treatment is used as part of the overall physical therapy plan of care, and involves a physical therapist placing small therapy pads on the area to be treated for 30-45 minutes per day, three times per week over a four-to-six week period.
For many patients with peripheral neuropathy, this program offers new hope, enabling them to significantly improve ambulation and increase activity levels. To learn more, contact Jean Mennucci, rehabilitative therapy manager at VNA of Care New England at (401) 737-6050, ext. 51239.