Fluidotherapy Double Extremity Unit

Fluidotherapy® Double Extremity Unit
Fluidotherapy® Double Extremity Unit


Fluidotherapy® Double Extremity Unit

Fluidotherapy is dry heat modality that uses a suspended air stream with the properties of a liquid. It simultaneously performs the functions of applied heat, massage, sensory stimulation, levitation and pressure oscillations (Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health). The fluidized Cellex particles act like a low-viscosity fluid, allowing limbs to be suspended much like in a liquid state. Dry heat therapy relieves localized pain, increases localized blood circulation and range of motion, and relieves minor pain and stiffness associated with non-rheumatoid arthritis. Includes 30 pounds (13.6 kg) of Cellex Dry Heat Media.

Ideal for: treating local pain in the hand, wrist, elbow, foot and ankle; management of minor pain and stiffness from non-rheumatoid arthritis; management of joint range of motion when combined with exercise

• Where cancerous lesions are present in the treatment area
• Where open wounds are present in the treatment area
• When patients are suspected of carrying serious infectious diseases
• Systemic infectious diseases where it is advisable to suppress heat or fevers
• Severe circulatory obstruction disorders (arterial, venous, or lymphatic)

Additional Product Information:

The effectiveness of Fluidotherapy was compared with Hydrotherapy and Paraffin wax treatments by in vivo temperature measurements of the joint capsule and muscles of the hands and feet. Fluidotherapy applied at 118°F resulted in a maximum joint capsule temperature rise of 16.2°F and a 9.5°F rise in muscle temperature. This was compared to a 13.5°F and 8.1°F rise in temperature, respectively for Paraffin wax treatments. Lastly, Hydrotherapy bath applied at 102°F resulted in only a 10.8°F rise in joint capsule temperature and 7.7°F rise in muscle temperature. “Comparison of In Vivo Temperature Produced by Hydrotherapy, Paraffin Wax and Fluidotherapy.” Borrell RM, Parker R, Henley EJ, Masley D, Repinecz

Measurements of time integrated heat absorption by a hand immersed in a Fluidotherapy unit at 120°F, a Whirlpool at 105.2°F and a Paraffin wax bath at 126°F show the average heat absorption to be 17.2, 5.6 and 4.8 BTU respectively during a 15-minute treatment. “Fluidotherapy: Evaluation of a New Heat Modality” Borrell RM, Henley EJ, Ho P, Hubbell MK

Forced Convection is defined as the process of heat transfer through the forced movements of heated air and Cellex (made of natural cellulose) particles in the chamber, which together are circulated around the extremity being treated. “Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents.”


  • Features & Benefits
  • Specifications
  • Double extremity unit

    Treat both arms or both legs simultaneously

  • Heat-induced vasolidation

    Dry heat increases circulation and assists in pain relief

  • Massaging action

    Provides warmth, increased local circulation and pain-diminishing effects to help increase joint range of motion

  • Limb buoyancy

    Air flow and high/low features create an antigravity effect that maintains the limb in a buoyant, elevated position to aid in the movement of fluid and help prevent edema

  • Sensory stimulation

    Cellex® particles rubbing against the skin’s mechanoreceptors induce a cutaneous micro-massage, helping to decrease pain and increase range of motion

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
FLU115D Fluidotherapy® Double Extremity Unit


Part Number Description
MED0001 Cellex® Dry Heat Media

Technical Specifications

  • Product Weight is without Cellex® Dry Head Media
  • Dedicated circuit is recommended
Specification Description
Product Weight: 60 lb (27.2 kg)
Shipping Weight: 100 lb (45.4 kg)
Dimensions: 34" x 18.5" x 33" (86.4 cm x 47 cm x 83.3 cm)
Mains Power: 120V, 50/60 Hz, 11A
Variable Adjustments: Time, Temperature and Air Speed
Modes of Operation: Continuous and Pulsed
Pulse Mode: OFF to 6 seconds; ON/OFF
Treatment Time: 1-99 minutes and Continuous
Operating Temperature: Dependent upon Air Speed selected 88° F to 125° F (31˚c to 52˚c)
Optimal Performance: 115° to 118° at 50% Air Speed
Air Speed: 0% to 100% (5% increments)
Safety Class: Class I, Type B
Safety Tests: UL 60601-1