The Elasto-Gel Cervical Collar is designed to provide moist heat therapy or soothing cold therapy for relief of minor muscular and joint aches and pains. The hot or cold therapy will last 20 to 40 minutes per application. The product is held in place with hook and loop type closures, which allow the user to move about during therapy. This product is microwavable so it can provide nearly continuous heat therapy. When used cold, the product conforms to contours, even at -20°F (-30°C), allowing comfortable soothing cold applications.
Manufacturer part# CC102
A Specially Formulated Gel
This product is made with Elasto-Gel, a patented gel with exceptional properties for transferring heat or soothing cold. If punctured, it will not leak and will remain usable. The unique combination of specially selected fabric and tough flexible gel provides an exceptional durable product for use in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, athletic facilities and the home.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
1. COLD THERAPY: Store the collar in the freezer for a minimum of two (2) hours. It may be left in the freezer indefinitely until ready to use. It will remain flexible even at -20°F. Remove the collar prior to defrosting the freezer.
Note: Always store products in a plastic bag while in freezer.
2. HEAT THERAPY: The most convenient method of heating the collar is in a microwave oven. Suggested heating times: 600-700 watt microwave: 30-45 Seconds per side. 1100 watt: 30 Seconds per side. Note: all microwaves vary in heating and may have "hot spots". Be cautious when heating. After heated, wait one minute (60 seconds) before applying to body. The collar should feel WARM to the touch, NOT HOT. Hold the collar firmly against the skin for 30 seconds before re-heating.
If the collar is not warm enough, heat in 15 second increments and rotate the product each time. The collar can also be heated in a conventional oven at 250°F for 10-15 minutes. Place collar on cookie sheet or baking dish in the center of the oven. Do not allow straps to touch the heating element. Rotate the collar after 6 minutes, top to bottom and if folded, inside to out. Wait one minute (60 seconds) before using. The wrap should feel WARM to the touch, NOT HOT. Hold the wrap firmly against the skin for 30 seconds before re-heating. If the wrap is not warm enough, heat in 30 second increments and rotate the product each time.
The wrap can also be heated in a conventional oven at 250 F for 15-20 minutes. Place wrap on cookie sheet or baking dish in the center of the oven. Do not allow the straps or buckles to touch the heating element. Flip the wrap after 6 minutes for even heating.
3. DO NOT GET THE PRODUCTS WET: The gel will absorb water and swell. If the product becomes damp, lay it on a flat surface and allow it to fully air dry before continuing use. Do not use wet towels under the gel.
4. CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the outside cover and hand wash in cold water and mild soap. Hang up to dry. Wipe the white inner cover down with a damp (not wet) cloth using mild soap or disinfectant. Allow the product to fully air dry before continuing to use.
*CAUTION: DO NOT OVERHEAT! Due to the nature of the gel, it may only feel warm to the touch, but if the wrap has been overheated, too much heat may be transferred to the body and can cause burns.