For over three decades, ACP has been dedicated to the research and development of medical technology that optimizes treatment outcomes and improves quality of life for patients – without the use of surgery or medications. ACP’s "Therapeutic Modalities" and other progressive rehabilitation technology have been carefully developed around evidence-based practice by ACP’s team of scientists, physicians, biomedical engineers and clinicians to provide leading edge clinical efficacy and safety. For more information on ACP’s specialized medical devices and rehabilitation products, please call 800-350-1100.
ACP's Medical Technology
The medical devices used in ACP’s programs are called "Therapeutic Modalities." These proven devices include Electrical Stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), Therapeutic Ultrasound and Shortwave Diathermy. By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, therapeutic modalities increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment. This enables therapists to introduce earlier, more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic modalities also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions, decrease muscle disuse atrophy, enhance soft tissue healing through increased circulation, and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. With nearly three decades of device research and development, ACP’s patented modalities are referenced in over 100 research articles documenting superior efficacy and safety. They have also been used successfully in a variety of settings including long-term care, physical rehabilitation, orthopedics, outpatient facilities and elite athletics, where ACP has been the equipment of choice for over 100 professional, collegiate and Olympic sports teams.
- ACP’s therapeutic devices are FDA 510K registered and have been tested extensively among a broad patient population from elite athletes to aging adults.
- Device operational protocols are developed around evidence-based practice and are "condition-driven" for reproducible treatment results, ease-of-use and therapist efficiency – parameters are fully adjustable to address individual patient response.
- ACP’s therapeutic equipment features a number of patented and proprietary features including Delta T Temperature Dose Control and Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS).
- Each modality is designed as a "stand-alone" unit to allow simultaneous treatment of multiple patients or concurrent therapy where medically appropriate.
- All device maintenance and calibration is included in ACP’s lease standard program, along with 72-hour equipment exchange when any servicing is required.
OmniVR® - The World's First Virtual Rehabilitation System for Aging Adults
ACP's new OmniVR® is the world's first virtual rehabilitation system designed specifically for the needs of geriatric patients and more medically complex conditions. This easy-to-use technology improves exercise participation, repetition and duration by re-creating the patient's movements in a 3-D, real-time interactive experience. Research has shown that treatment outcomes generated by virtual reality rehabilitation can match or exceed those from real world activities and exercises. These benefits may result from the enhanced feedback, motivation and repetitions that occur among patients exercising in virtual reality.
- Easy-to-use, "one touch" operation.
- Special 3D camera recreates the patient's movements in a "real time" interactive experience, to enhance patient participation and improve motivation and outcomes.
- 6 Different "Skilled" Exercise Modes developed for lower-functioning patients: Seated Exercise, Wheelchair Propulsion and Control, Upper Extremity, Balance, Walking, and Cardio.
- Geriatric-friendly system does not require hand controllers, special mats or platforms to stand on.
- Ideal for both One-on-One and Group Therapy applications, with the capability to accommodate multiple patients simultaneously.
Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
ACP is the only provider of therapeutic devices featuring its patented Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) technology. This unique electrical stimulation waveform closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns (based on EMG studies). Research has demonstrated its effectiveness for muscle re-education and treatment of muscle disuse atrophy following trauma, injury, or surgery. ACP's therapeutic PENS devices may be used to assist in the treatment of symptoms of neuromuscular disease, urinary incontinence, stroke, recovery from post-operative joint replacement and other orthopedic diagnoses.
Omnistim® FX2 Pro Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
Omnistim® FX2 Portable for at "Home Use"
Electrical stimulation has been used safely for many decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, prevent muscle disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. Gentle electrical stimulation is transmitted through electrode pads placed at or near the affected area to stimulate nerves, which creates muscle contractions and a release of the body's own pain-relieving biochemicals. Electrical stimulation is generally considered to be painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Omnistim® 500 Pro Electrical Stimulation
Combination Infrared and Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Infrared therapy uses infrared and visible light emitting super luminous diodes (SLD) embedded in flexible neoprene pads which are placed over the treatment area. Infrared therapy may be used to temporarily increase local circulation, relieve stiffness, promote relaxation of muscle tissue and provide temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, chronic pain, connective tissue dysfunction and neuropathy. Infrared therapy provides mild to moderate thermal effects and is well tolerated by patients. Electrical stimulation may be applied in conjunction with infrared therapy through a probe or using electrodes for pain management.
Electrical stimulation has been used safely for many decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, prevention of disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. Electrical stimulation is generally considered painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Neuroprobe® 500 Pro Infrared and Electrical Stimulation
Therapeutic Ultrasound has been used by physical therapists for many years. This therapy device creates high frequency sound waves beyond the range of human hearing. The vibration caused by these sound waves when applied to soft tissues, muscles and tendons can create a heating effect to help reduce pain, increase blood flow, increase the extensibility of collagen tissues, decrease joint stiffness and contractures, reduce muscle spasms, and decrease chronic inflammation associated with conditions such as Bursitis and Tendonitis.
By varying the frequency of these vibrations, the depth and the amount of heat generated can be controlled for "thermal" (continuous mode) or "sub-thermal" (pulsed mode) applications depending on the condition being treated. Ultrasound may be used to assist in the treatment of conditions such as tendonitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, arthritis, contractures and to improve circulation in the treatment of slow healing wounds. Ultrasound is typically useful for smaller treatment sites and is applied using a round-headed applicator called a transducer that is placed over a transmission gel on the patient's skin. Ultrasound is generally considered painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Omnisound® 3000 Pro Therapeutic Ultrasound
Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy uses electromagnetic waves to create a heating effect that increases circulation in the body’s tissues. Diathermy has been used for several decades to help reduce pain and inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms and increase local blood flow. Applied to the patient through a large applicator (head or drum), Shortwave Diathermy may be used to assist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds and arthritis. Shortwave Diathermy’s mild to vigorous thermal effects may also be used to increase the extensibility of collagen tissues in connective tissue disorders such as scar tissue and contractures. Shortwave Diathermy is generally considered painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Megapulse® II Shortwave Diathermy
Motorized Rehabilitation System
Research shows that therapeutic exercise can help speed recovery. Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises, stretches or other physical activities performed under the guidance of a therapist. The activities help patients regain strength, endurance, balance and flexibility to improve function and recovery. Therapeutic exercises may be recommended as a way to improve recovery after an injury or serious health condition. They may also be used to help improve overall well-being or lower the risk of certain problems such as accidental falls.
ACP’s Omnicycle™ Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System represents the most advanced therapy cycle technology available today. It accommodates post-acute patients who may not typically be able to participate in therapeutic exercises due to lack of strength, coordination, partial paralysis, respiratory limitations and other conditions. By serving a broader range of neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses than traditional "resistance" cycles, the Omnicycle™ Elite supports expanded therapy services for neurological rehabilitation (Stroke-CVA), orthopedic rehabilitation (TKA, THA, Shoulder, UE) and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation (COPD).
Omnicycle™ Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System
Specialty Rehab Products
ACP’s Specialty Rehabilitation Products are designed for professional therapy settings, and are supported by ACP’s evidence-based clinical education and training. When used in conjunction with ACP’s therapeutic modalities and specialized treatment programs, specialty rehabilitation products may help to optimize clinical effectiveness and improve treatment outcomes, while enhancing comfort for patients.
Omniband® Therapeutic Exercise Bands
Specialty Orthotic Devices
ACP's specialty orthotic product line includes a range of splints, braces and appliances for the elbow, wrist, hand, finger, knee and ankle joints. The devices are designed to provide comfortable, "long-term static stretch" to these tightened joints, which helps improve function and range of motion. ACP’s specialized osteoarthritis knee brace relieves pressure on painful arthritic knees and helps correct abnormal gait patterns. Scientific research supports the use of orthotics for a number of prevalent conditions including contractures, stroke recovery, osteoarthritis, neuromuscular disease and accident trauma. Specialty orthotic devices have been used in ACP’s specialized treatment programs for over a decade. When used in conjunction with ACP’s therapeutic modalities, orthotic devices may help improve treatment outcomes and enhance independence.
For more information, please visit our Specialty Orthotics page or call 1-800-350-1100.
Electrodes, Ultrasound Gel & Infection Control Products
Accelerated Care Plus (ACP) offers a complete line of products and supplies designed to compliment our physical agent modalities, their warranty requirements, and our Clinical Solutions programs. They have been carefully developed to optimize clinical effectiveness, while providing comfort and safety for patients. Importantly, they have also been designed for device compatibility and have been rigorously tested with ACP's medical instruments.
In addition to patient/operator safety considerations and device compatibility, each product has been selected for cost-efficiency based on ease-of-use, clean up, labor and in the case of electrode systems, longevity. Consistent with our commitment to safety and quality, ACP is the first manufacturer of electrotherapy instruments to offer a full infection control program for its medical devices in full OSHA and CDC compliance.
Here are just a few ways ACP's products and disposables benefit you and your patients:
- Designed to compliment the unique needs of the geriatric population
- Thoroughly tested with ACP's devices for compatibility, performance and safety
- Satisfy warranty, liability, lease and FDA coverage requirements for ACP's medical devices
Omnistim® Multi-Use Electrodes
Omnistim® Single-Use Electrodes
Omnisound® Ultrasound Gel
Infection Control Products