The Polar Care Kodiak cold therapy unit can be used for:
- Post-surgical rehab.
- Pain relief.
Q&A for Breg Polar Care Kodiak Cold Therapy Unit
- From Ann
- Q: Do any pads come with the unit? Is the multi-use pad good for shoulder (rotator cuff repair) and knee (replacement) for an extra-large man? What does the long stem provide vs regular stem (ie why would one choose one over the other?)
- A: Hi Ann,
The pads for the Breg Kodiak are chosen individually to complement your Kodiak purchase - we offer all of the different pads instead of bundling the unit with say, a muli-use pad for example, so that you can order the exact pad that's necessary for the type and location of your surgery. The muli-use pad is designed for use on both a shoulder or a knee joint and has stretchable elastic straps to fit most size individuals. While those straps can stretch to fit even large size people, we cannot tell you that it is "definitely" capable of fitting an "extra large" size man as a 275 lb individual obviously has more flesh than say a 500 lb extra large man. The multi-use, long stem (10245) is 16 3/4" long vs the regular length multi-use (10240) which has a 5" long stem portion (referring to portion of the hose existing out of the pad). So, while the hose exiting from the unit is 5' long, if you feel that you would need a little extra hose length, say for use on a shoulder, then you might want to consider ordering the pad with the additional stem length.
- From Kristina
- Q: HI - what are prescribing instructions??
- A: Hi Kristina,
Prescribing instructions refers to your doctor's recommendations towards the during and frequency of using the device. He/she might say for you to use it everyday (frequency) for a maximum of 6 hours (duration). The idea here is that your doctor will often give those directions as part of the instructions when you're discharged from the hospital to go home after your surgery whether it be an ACL reconstruction, a rotator cuff repair, etc
- From Jackie
- Q: Unit has quit pumping. Sounds like it is running but liquid is not going through tube to pads. What could be the problem? Any trouble shooting pointers?
- A: Hi Jackie,
Please look at our Kodiak Instructions pdf which has troubleshooting steps to follow to clean the pump's filter assembly - it's easy and takes just two minutes to clean your filter. Particles in your water eventually get caught in the filter. When you let it dry out from non-use, these particles can get clogged inside the filter thus backing up the flow of water through the device. Take a quick look at the troubleshooting tips on our guide and this should help remedy this situation.
- From Herb
- Q: Do you have a pad that you would recommend for a 6'1" man who weighs 240 lbs. who has a hamstring pull? Thanks.
- A: Hi Herb,
The Multi-use Intelli-flo pad #10240 would be the ideal pad to use for treating this type of injury.
- From Bill
- Q: I have a Kodiac unit and a shoulder pad from a 500 unit. Is there a converter stem that will allow the use of the 500 shoulder pad on the Kodiac?
- A: Hi Bill,
I'm sorry there isn't a converter available for using wrap-on pads on a Kodiak. The Kodiak uses Intelli-Flo pads only.
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