The perfect integration of technology and manual physiotherapy accelerates the repair process and improves sports performance. The combination of specific frequency 448kHz and 20kHz leads to unlimited possibilities in sport medicine. Interview with Mr. Marc Ignasi Corral Baqués(PhD), the Medical Expert of INDIBA S.A.
As the market leader in Proionic treatment, INDIBA is accelerating the natural recovery of the body and restoring vitality.
INDIBA ACTIV, the pioneer of RF technology that helps people recover faster from injuries and helps professionals improve their sports performance, can be used in key areas including Rehabilitation, Sports Physio, Pelvic Health and Physio Aesthetics.
INDIBA ACTIV treatments can be integrated with manual physiotherapy to enhance the outcomes, accelerate the repair process of damaged tissue, as well as treat sports injuries and improve athletic performance.
The 109th Tour de France, which started on 1 July in Copenhagen and finished on 24 July on the Champs Elysées in Paris, a 21-stage, 23-day race, combined some of the most challenging cycling routes and natural conditions in the world. INDIBA worked closely with the Astana, Movistar and Arkéa-Samsic cycling teams throughout the event, providing radiofrequency therapy to help each athlete recover faster and be ready for the next stage of the race.
“Our technology can largely benefit the sporting events, teams and individual athletes we support, helping them to finish the competition healthily and achieve the best possible athletic performance,” Dr. Baqués said.
Andrés Iniesta, the famous Spanish football player and one of the best midfield stars in the world played for the La Liga team Barcelona as a midfielder or winger from his debut until May 2018. He has won a total of 35 championship trophies in his career, and won the treble twice with Barcelona in 2009 and 2015. He is currently playing for the Japanese team Vissel Kobe and has brought his INDIBA CT9 device to Japan to ensure he was treated with the most cutting-edge technology whilst on the road.
There are many famous sport teams and athletes around the world who have benefited from INDIBA technology to become top players in their field. INDIBA can be used for daily rehabilitation to improve post-sports muscle pain, or to treat sports injuries. For more examples, please visit the Hall of Fame page on the brand’s website to find out more https://www.indiba.com/ia/hall-of-fame/.
See below for details of the effects and a Q&A with Mr. Marc Ignasi Corral Baqués (PhD), the Medical Expert of INDIBA S.A.
Who are the people needing the treatments INDIBA® ACTIV provides?
It is for people suffering from common skeletal and muscular injuries, such as osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, joint pain, muscle tears, spasms, etc, or those undergoing fracture surgery and joint replacement etc., INDIBA® ACTIV rehabilitation treatments help them recover sooner and in a better condition, to normal life.
Since 2011, González de Vega has reported his experience on more than 500 patients treated with INDIBA® ACTIV with excellent results.
What kind of effects can INDIBA® ACTIV bring to them?
What makes INDIBA® ACTIV unique is its versatility in rehab, especially due to its different effects: relieves pain, eliminates swelling, increases tissue ductility (improves ROM), accelerates wound healing, promotes blood circulation.
How often do people need to have the INDIBA® ACTIV treatments to be total recovered?
There is no simple answer to this question, as the type of conditions that INDIBA® ACTIV can treat is very wide. Acute conditions require less session, in comparison to chronic that may need many sessions. Also is relevant whether the etiology (cause of the disorder) is being treated or not. For instance, with fracture problems, if the alignment of the fracture is not dealt with, INDIBA® ACTIV treatments can just relieve pain and improve circulation.
What issues need to be paid attention to during the Rehabilitation treatments?
First of all, if there is any condition that could contraindicate the use of INDIBA, they are electronic implants, pregnancy or thrombosis. On the treatment side, it is important to know that INDIBA can be applied in combination with massage or mobilization of muscles, to enhance its effects. In this case, the therapists who deliver the treatments need to have obtained certain qualifications in rehabilitation medicine.
What kind of licenses are needed to provide the Rehabilitation treatments?
Physiotherapists, rehabilitation physicians or professionals with equivalent medical education who have undergone specialist training in INDIBA® ACTIV.
For Sports Physio
Why are Sports Physio services so very much needed these days?
With COVID-19 pandemic and work-from-home has become the new norm, a lot of people started to feel the need to sport as a means of escape, and most of them were not trained nor prepared, and that has been a cause of many injuries. But not only pandemics is responsible, people also want to be healthier, feel better and look better, and sports is one of the main ways to achieve it, and as more people practice sports, more people may be in the need of sports physio services.
Are you working with professional sports players worldwide to aid their recovery?
Yes, INDIBA® ACTIV is used by many professional athletes and their rehabilitation teams around the world, and they are all loyal users, including some Olympic training centres, football team players (e.g. Messi, Neymar), elite tennis players (e.g. Nadal, Muguruza). INDIBA® ACTIV is also invited to provide medical coverage and rehabilitation advice at professional events, such as the Australian Open Tennis Championship, NBA, FIFA, NFL, WTA etc. Recently, we are invited to provide medical support for the Tour de France2022, which started on 1 July in Copenhagen, Denmark and finished on 24 July on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, France.
What kind of effects can INDIBA® ACTIV bring to them?
INDIBA® ACTIV can help prevent or reduce the risk of sports injuries, ensure athletes’ performance and athletic status, promote lactic acid metabolism, relieve muscle soreness and get athletes to the next competition cycle as quickly as possible. At the same time, INDIBA® ACTIV can treat both acute and chronic injuries to keep athletes in good health.
What kind of sports injuries do you usually see among regular sports and fitness fans, and how can INDIBA® ACTIV help?
Swollen, inflamed and painful tissues due to knee and ankle injuries, which are most common in running, can be treated by INDIBA® ACTIV with a combination of manual treatments to reduce inflammation and swelling and thus relieve pain. For muscle strains after playing badminton, we can intervene in the acute phase with sub-thermal treatments. For pelvic floor pain, which is very common among cyclists, we use intracavitary electrodes to reach the affected area.
For Pelvic Health
Why is Pelvic Health important?
The pelvis and its associated muscles and organs play an important role in the body and are responsible for a range of basic functions, including bladder and bowel control, sexual function, breathing, urination, pregnancy and childbirth. These basic functions are essential to an individual’s health. In addition to significantly affecting one’s physical health, it may also have an impact on mental and sexual health. Furthermore, pelvic health disorders can be long-lasting and in some cases can cause chronic pain and discomfort.
How big is the market demand?
The prevalence of pelvic floor disorders is increasing globally and this figure is set to rise by 35% by 2030. Currently, at least 25% of women already have pelvic problems. Of course, men also have corresponding pelvic problems that are of equal concern.
What kind of treatments can INDIBA® ACTIV provide and what kind of effects does INDIBA® ACTIV bring to them?
INDIBA® ACTIV can treat a wide range of pelvic problems including inflammation, chronic pelvic pain, vaginal dryness, anal fissures, postpartum recovery, perineotomy recovery, caesarean section and other surgical recovery. Adherence to such treatments can promote faster tissue healing, reduce pain and discomfort, reduce swelling and increase local blood flow. Different from other treatments, INDIBA® ACTIV treatments can treat acute, sub-acute and chronic pelvic problems alike. And both long term disorders and short term pain can be dealt with.
For Physio Aesthetics
What is Physio Aesthetics?
Physio Aesthetics is the physiological and aesthetic indicator of one’s state of health. So physio aesthetics problems is a reflection of health problems.
Why did INDIBA® ACTIV create the Physio Aesthetics treatment?
Many patients under physiotherapy treatment, due to their condition, may develop aesthetic conditions that could somehow interfere with their recovery, e.g. Cesarean section recovery, as skin flaccidity or retractile scars. In this sense, these treatments aim to help the professional to offer an integral treatment of their patients.
What is unique about this treatment?
Both physio aesthetics problems visible to the naked eye and the invisible ones caused by internal tissue densification can be treated with INDIBA®ACTIV. For example, internal tissue densification can be treated with INDIBA®ACTIV FASCIA kit for fascial treatment.
Who are the people that need Physio Aesthetics treatment?
Actually all of us are at risk of physio aesthetic problems. Physio aesthetic problems are not only the visible ones. Many are inside the body and only through professional assessment can they be discovered.
What kind of results and effects can Physio Aesthetics treatment bring?
Results belong to two different areas, those that can be seen, such as quality of skin and body contouring, or those that cannot be seen, such as well-being and better self-esteem after the improvement of physical appearance.