In this video, presented by Steve from My Cold Therapy, you get a comprehensive guide on using the Breg Polar Care Cube ankle pad for cold therapy. Aimed at helping people recover from surgery, injury, or just everyday strains, the video emphasizes the importance of cold therapy in pain and swelling relief and provides step-by-step instructions for using the device.
Firstly, it's important to verify that the pad and part number are correct, which can be found on the white label at the front right corner of the pad. The video highlights that once the sealed bag of the pad is opened, it cannot be returned. Additionally, it includes a flyer indicating the different connectors for the Cube and Kodiak systems, ensuring users order the correct pad.
Safety First: Protect Your Skin!
A crucial point emphasized is skin safety. Users are warned against placing the cold pad directly on the skin, as it could cause damage or frostbite. To protect the skin, the video suggests using sterile pads available on their website or a thin towel or T-shirt. The universal protocol for cold therapy, as mentioned, is 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off, and viewers are reminded to consult their doctor for specific instructions.
The application process involves opening the sealed package of the sterile dressing, removing its tabs, and placing it onto the pad, ensuring it sticks properly. The ankle pad, featuring an adjustable Velcro strap, can then be applied to the affected area with the desired tightness.
Connecting the hose is another critical step. Users must push down two metal tabs on the hose, listening for a click sound to ensure secure fastening. After connecting the power cord to the cooler and ensuring it's plugged into the wall, the device is ready for use.
Steve concludes the video by sharing a helpful tip for convenience: using freeze bags in the cooler. These bags come in packs of 12, with three used in the cooler and the rest kept in the fridge, facilitating an easy rotation system and eliminating the need for constant ice replenishment. The video ends with an encouragement to engage with their content by liking, subscribing, and commenting, aiming to assist viewers in their recovery journey back to normal life.