IONOSON-Expert (3rd edition)

Professional electro-, ultrasound, simultaneous and vacuum therapy for hospitals, rehab and physiotherapy centres

With the brand new PHYSIOMED Smart Assistant App treatment protocols can be created, archived and processed!!

IONOSON-Expert (3rd edition)

Highlight features of IONOSON-Expert (3rd edition)

The ultrasound transducers

The ergonomic ultrasound transducers offer maximum safety and reliability in terms of power output. They combine 1 and 3 MHz ultrasound in an extremely durable and biocompatible titanium transducer, thereby excluding metallurgical deposits and are also suitable for subaqueous treatment.

 

 

Features

  • Two-channel electrotherapy including 21 currents
  • Alternating and simultaneous stimulation
  • Spasticity treatment acc. to Hufschmidt or Jantsch
  • Manual release key for emergency shut-off or intentional exercises (option)
  • Warning in case of intensity exceeding
  • Simultaneous therapy
  • Vacuum application with PHYSIOVAC-Expert (option)

Low frequency currents:

  • G (Galvanisation)
  • GMC (Galvanisation with microcurrent)
  • DF (Diadynamic current diphasé fixe)
  • MF (Diadynamic current monophasé fixe)
  • CP (Diadynamic current modulé en courtes périodes)
  • LP (Diadynamic current modulé en longues périodes)
  • UR (Ultra stimulation current acc. to Träbert)
  • HV (High voltage current)
  • TENS (Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation)
  • MENS (Electric nerve stimulation with microcurrent)
  • IG 30 (Pulse galvanization 30)
  • IG 50 (Pulse galvanization 50)
  • FM (Frequency-modulated current)
  • STOCH (Stochastic current)
  • FaS (Faradic surge current)
  • HVS (Current mode with high voltage stimulation characteristics)
  • T/R (Pulses with adjustable parameters)

Medium frequency currents:

  • IF (Classic interference current)
  • AMF (Bipolar interference current)
  • MT (Medium-frequency muscle stimulation)
  • KOTS (Russian stimulation)

Diagnostics

  • Faradic excitability test
  • Medium-frequency test (Lange)
  • Accommodation quotient
  • Rheobase/chronaxy
  • I/T curve (with graphical visualization of the curve profile)
  • I/T curve - quick test
  • 1 and 3 MHz ultrasound
  • Ergonomic ultrasound transducers made from biocompatible titanium
  • Continuous or pulsed energy output
  • Subaqueous treatment
  • Perfected user guidance through combination of 7“ touch screen and PHYSIOMED one-button operation
  • Comprehensive overview of the therapy parameters including all therapy timers
  • Treatment index with extensive therapy and dosage suggestions, treatment pictures and intelligent filtering functions based on body region, therapy form, desired therapy effect or per alphabet for quick location of the desired treatment proposal
  • Easy-to-use and extensive memory menu with cocktail and history function
  • Multifunctional intensity controls allowing for fast intensity reduction and quick switching between channels
  • Logical colour coding of electrotherapy and vacuum application accessories for quick and accurate allocation of channels and polarity
  • SD card slot for product updates

Clean currents

Quite a few electrotherapy instruments today no longer emit stimulation currents in the form described in teaching manuals, and on which efficient electrotherapy is proven to be based. Instead of this – and in many cases due to cost savings – similar, but not identical, curve forms are used. Nobody knows exactly whether these cause the desired effects in tissue in the same way as the original currents. Instead of medium frequency currents, for example, low frequency ones are generated, and vice versa. In a direct comparison, the difference between ”genuine“ and ”similar“ currents can often be felt, but it only becomes visible when the current curves are viewed on an oscilloscope. Galvanic currents with spikes can be found, distorted instead of harmonic sinusoidal curves, or even deformed envelopes of diadynamic currents.
PHYSIOMED distances itself firmly from this trend of compromising therapeutic success only for the sake of maximising profits. PHYSIOMED instruments therefore only supply ‘clean’ currents. This also explains the often heard opinion of competent electrotherapy users, that despite using the same parameters, they obtain better therapeutic results with PHYSIOMED instruments than with other stimulation current instruments.

Therapy information

Electrotherapy is an important element of physical therapy. Current stimulation will treat the tissue via electrodes (plate electrodes, vacuum electrodes, adhesive electrodes) on the selected areas. Depending on the current mode and the selection of parameters (e.g. impulse form, impulse duration, pause time, frequency, intensity) the stimulation current can have significant effects in the following areas of treatment:

  • Pain reduction
  • Stimulation of blood circulation and trophic enhancement
  • Nerve stimulation for, for example, the training of innervations and treatment of paralysis
  • Muscle stimulation to build up muscles
  • Muscular deionization and ionization.

According to their generation and specific method of treating the tissue the following classifications of the different stimulation currents can be made:

  • Medium frequency current: This is an alternating current, which comes from an superposition of a basic frequency (2-9,5 KHz) and a modulation frequency (0-250 Hz). This superposition already takes place within the equipment with the AMF current (amplitude modulated medium frequency current) as well as with the medium frequency currents for muscle stimulation (MT and KOTS). The previously modulated current can therefore be applied via only two electrodes on the patient. With classic interference current IF however, the superposition delivers both frequencies when it reaches the tissue of the patient, for this reason it is essential to always apply four electrodes for treatment. The high therapeutic effectiveness of the medium frequency current is gained through minimal skin irritation with broad penetration and has better acceptance for the patients.
  • Impulse current with frequencies under 1000 Hz is classified as low frequency current. With the different low frequency currents DF, MF, CP, LP (diadynamic current) UR (ultra stimulation current), HV (high voltage current), FaS (Faradic surge current), TENS (mono- or biphasic rectangular impulse) and T/R (exponential current) the total range of application is covered. In contrast to the medium frequency current, low frequency current can also be used for the treatment of peripheral paralysis.
  • Galvanic current (B) is a direct current, so that a constant energy current flows through the tissue. Galvanic current will primarily be used for the stimulation of blood flow and pain reduction, as well as ionization (diffusion of medicaments into the tissue with the help of the current).

Ultrasound therapy, along with stimulation current, is one of the popular treatment forms of physical therapy. Therapeutic ultrasound will be used, with the frequency 1 MHz or 3 MHz, as continuous echo or pulse echo. Due to its complex effects ultrasound therapy is classified as mechanical thermal therapy.

Depending on therapy parameters (therapy frequency, echo type, dose, therapy duration and mode) a thermal effect comes from ultrasound therapy (thermal growth and reflecting from barriers to the tissue, for example, bones or joints) or a micro massage in the treated tissue segments is in the foreground. 

The effects of the ultrasound therapy can be summarized as the following:

  • Hyperemisation
  • Acceleration of metabolic function (micro-circulation, diffusion processes)
  • Increasing the tensability of connective tissue structure (collagen fibres)  
  • Alleviation of pain
  • Muscular deionizing and spasm resolution  
  • Acceleration of the healing process  
  • Stimulation of fracture healing

Ultrasound will be reflected by air so, for the optimum conduction of the ultrasonic waves from the transducer to the tissue, you should use a coupling agent (ultrasound gel) or connect under water (sub-aqua).

Therapy option spasticity treatment

The fundamental principle of special electrotherapy methods e.g. for spastic cerebral palsy, spasms following apoplectic insult and adductor spasms is the stimulation of the Golgi tendon organs, which in turn is aimed at inhibiting muscle spasticity at bone marrow level. Directly following inhibition of the affected muscle, in the second circuit the antagonistic muscles are stimulated. Dr. Felipe Medina presents an example of the adjuvant therapy option in a video.

Accessories

Kontaktgel 250 ml

Contact gel, 250 ml

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00183
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Elastik-Gewebeband 10 x 125 cm

Elastic velcro strap 10 x 125 cm

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00453
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Elastik-Gewebeband 6 x 80 cm

Elastic velcro strap 6 x 80 cm

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00451
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Netzkabel

Mains cable

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00776
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Gebrauchsanweisung

Operating instructions

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00600
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Patientenkabel

Patient lead

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02561
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Plattenelektrode EF 50 mit Kabel, 4er-Set (I/II)

Plate electrode EF 50 with cable, set of 4 (I...

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02520
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Kurze Einführung in die Reizstromtherapie

Short introduction to electrotherapy

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00601
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Kurze Anleitung zur Ultraschalltherapie

Short introduction to ultrasound therapy

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00602
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Ultraschallkopf 1/3 MHz 5 cm2

Transducer 1/3 MHz 5 cm2

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55741
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Viskosetasche EF 50

Viscose cover EF 50

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00435
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Bergoniemaske

Bergony mask (set)

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00465
Verbindungskabel für PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden, blau/grün

Connection cable for PHYSIOPADS adhesive elec...

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02502
Verbindungskabel für PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden, blau/orange

Connection cable for PHYSIOPADS adhesive elec...

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02504
Verbindungskabel für PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden, rot/grün

Connection cable for PHYSIOPADS adhesive elec...

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02501
Verbindungskabel für PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden, rot/orange

Connection cable for PHYSIOPADS adhesive elec...

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02503
Verbindungskabel für PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden, 4er-Set (I/II)

Connection cable for PHYSIOPADS adhesive elec...

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02500
Kontaktgel 1000 ml

Contact gel, 1000 ml

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00180
Kontaktgel 5000 ml

Contact gel, 5000 ml

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00182
Gummiband #141

Elastic rubber strap

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00141
Elektroden-Teststift

Electrode test pen

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00412
Befestigungsknopf

Fastening button

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00142
Abfüllpumpe

Filling pump

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00184
Handflächen-Elektrode #413

Glove electrode (pair)

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00413
Handgriff mit Taster für Punktelektroden für Evident-Geräte

Hand grip for punctiform electrodes

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02567
Iontophorese-Folie

Iontophoresis foil

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00136
Handtaster

Manual release key

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02560
PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden #585

PHYSIOPADS adhesive electrode 13 x 8 cm, set ...

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00585
PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden #587

PHYSIOPADS adhesive electrode 5 x 5 cm, set o...

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00587
PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden #588

PHYSIOPADS adhesive electrode 9 x 5 cm, set o...

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00588
PHYSIOPADS-Klebeelektroden #586

PHYSIOPADS adhesive electrode Ø 3,2 cm, set o...

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00586
Plattenelektrode EF 10 mit Kabel, 4er-Set (I/II)

Plate electrode EF 10 with cable , set of 4 (...

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02510
Plattenelektrode EF 10 mit Kabel, blau/grün

Plate electrode EF 10 with cable, blue/green

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Plattenelektrode EF 10 mit Kabel, blau/orange

Plate electrode EF 10 with cable, blue/orange

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Plattenelektrode EF 10 mit Kabel, rot/grün

Plate electrode EF 10 with cable, red/green

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02511
Plattenelektrode EF 10 mit Kabel, rot/orange

Plate electrode EF 10 with cable, red/orange

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02513
Plattenelektrode EF 100 mit Kabel, blau/grün

Plate electrode EF 100 with cable, blue/green

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02532
Plattenelektrode EF 100 mit Kabel, blau/orange

Plate electrode EF 100 with cable, blue/orang...

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02534
Plattenelektrode EF 100 mit Kabel, rot/grün

Plate electrode EF 100 with cable, red/green

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02531
Plattenelektrode EF 100 mit Kabel, rot/orange

Plate electrode EF 100 with cable, red/orange

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02533
Plattenelektrode EF 100 mit Kabel, 4er-Set (I/II)

Plate electrode EF 100 with cable, set of 4 (...

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02530
Plattenelektrode EF 200 mit Kabel, blau/grün

Plate electrode EF 200 with cable, blue/green

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02542
Plattenelektrode EF 200 mit Kabel, blau/orange

Plate electrode EF 200 with cable, blue/orang...

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Plattenelektrode EF 200 mit Kabel, rot/grün

Plate electrode EF 200 with cable, red/green

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02541
Plattenelektrode EF 200 mit Kabel, rot/orange

Plate electrode EF 200 with cable, red/orange

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02543
Plattenelektrode EF 200 mit Kabel, 4er-Set (I/II)

Plate electrode EF 200 with cable, set of 4 (...

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02540
Plattenelektrode EF 50 mit Kabel, blau/grün

Plate electrode EF 50 with cable, blue/green

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Plattenelektrode EF 50 mit Kabel, blau/orange

Plate electrode EF 50 with cable, blue/orange

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Plattenelektrode EF 50 mit Kabel, rot/grün

Plate electrode EF 50 with cable, red/green

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02521
Plattenelektrode EF 50 mit Kabel, rot/orange

Plate electrode EF 50 with cable, red/orange

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Punktelektrode #2566

Punctiform electrode attachment 0,8 cm

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02566
Punktelektrode #2565

Punctiform electrode attachment 1,5 cm

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02565
Punktelektrode #2564

Punctiform electrode attachment 2,5 cm

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Punktelektrode #2563

Punctiform electrode attachment 3,5 cm

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Rektalelektrode

Rectal electrode

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02573
Schwammauflage für Handflächen-Elektrode

Sponge layer for glove electrode

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00404
Ultraschallkopf 1/3 MHz 2,5 cm2

Transducer 1/3 MHz 2.5 cm2

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55742
Gerätewagen Expert

Trolley Expert

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55736
Vaginalelektrode

Vaginal electrode

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02574
Viskosetuch #149

Viscose cloth

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00149
Viskose-Überzug #160

Viscose cover

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00160
Viskosetasche EF 10

Viscose cover EF 10

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00433
Viskosetasche EF 100

Viscose cover EF 100

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00437
Viskosetasche EF 200

Viscose cover EF 200

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00439

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