Southwest Technologies Inc1746 Levee Road
North Kansas City, Missouri 64030
Telephone: 800-247-9951 or 816-221-2442.
Products manufactured by Southwest Technologies Inc (listed alphabetically)
CRUTCH-MATE GEL ARM PADS
The Crutch-Mate Gel Arm Pads are crutch underarm cushions designed for use by individuals with walking or balance disabilities and others who use crutches. Intended to reduce a crutch's friction and help prevent chafing or skin breakdown, these arm pads are made of stretch fabric that surrounds 0.375 inches of glycerin gel thickness. The pads fit over the crutch core and attach with hook-and-loop closures. They can be wiped down with a damp cloth and mild soap or disinfectant.
ELASTO-GEL ALL PURPOSE THERAPY WRAPS
The Elasto-Gel All Purpose Therapy Wraps are hot or cold packs designed to provide thermal therapy to various body parts. The wraps are made of a tough flexible gel covered with a four-way stretch material to allow maximum conformity, heat transfer, and comfort. The packs are available in a number of different widths for use around the wrist, elbow, head, knee, or ankle. Each wrap serves for both heat and cold treatment, remaining soft and flexible at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit to autoclavable temperatures of up to 250 degrees. The wraps will remain cold for 20 to 40 minutes, and will provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The packs may be heated in a conventional or microwave oven, crockpot, or hydrocollator, and cooled in the freezer or refrigerator. The wraps are puncture resistant. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 16 inches (TW6001, $21.95), 4 x 24 inches (TW6001, $21.95), 6 x 24 inches (TW6005, $29.45), 9 x 24 inches (TW6010, $36.40), 4 x 30 inches (TW6020, $28.80), 6 x 30 inches (TW6030, $36.80), and 9 x 30 inches (TW6040, $45.45). COLOR: Blue.
ELASTO-GEL CAST & SPLINT PADS
The Elasto-Gel Cast & Splint Pads are orthoses liners designed to be used under casts, splints, pressure suits and garments, masks and dressings; to stabilize braces, orthotic and prosthetic devices; as padding for the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers; and to protect skin grafts. The pads are made from a formulated hydrogel which contains a natural skin moisturizer/conditioner. This hydrogel has properties which allow it to absorb excess perspiration from the skin and transmit it to the air, thereby "breathing" like the skin itself. The gel absorbs moisture under casts, splints and other devices without drying the skin. Since the gel is designed to eliminate maceration, moisturize the skin, and prevent friction, most problems associated with skin breakdown are avoided. The resilient properties of the gel help to protect the skin and underlying tissues from friction and pressure often exerted on bony prominences. Sold individually or in cases. Price listed is per unit. DIMENSIONS: 4 x 4 x 1/8 inches (CS5500, CS5555), 12 x 12 x 1/8 inches (CS5700, CS5777), and 8 x 16 x 1/8 inches (CS5800, CS5888).
ELASTO-GEL CERVICAL COLLAR (MODEL CC102)
The Elasto-Gel Cervical Collar, model CC102, is a therapy wrap for the neck and upper cervical area designed for hot, cold, and pressure treatments in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, home care, and other applications requiring thermal therapy. The wrap is made of a flexible gel covered with a four-way stretch material to allow maximum conformity, heat transfer, and comfort. A single product serves for both hot and cold treatments. The wrap remains soft and flexible at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit, and is heat stable for autoclaving at temperatures up to 250 degrees. The wrap will remain cold for 20 to 40 minutes, and will provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The wrap may be heated in microwave or conventional ovens to provide dry heat, unless used with a wet cloth. This plastic covered pad is supplied with a removable cloth cover. The waterproof, plastic cover may be surface sterilized with standard disinfectant solutions.
ELASTO-GEL CERVICAL PILLOW (MODEL TP-1HC)
The Elasto-Gel Cervical Pillow provides support and hot or cold therapy to the neck and upper spine area. The pillow consists of contoured urethane foam for support, and is fitted with gel inserts that won't leak if punctured. For cold treatments, the pillow can be chilled in a freezer; for heat therapy, pillow can be warmed in a microwave oven. The pillow will retain temperature for 20 to 40 minutes. The washable cover is made of satin and has velcro closures. DIMENSIONS: 12 x 10 x 2.5 inches overall; insert is 8 x 12 inches. COLOR: Red.
ELASTO-GEL CRANIAL CAP
The Elasto-Gel Cranial Cap, models CAP600 and CAP602, are hot or cold packs designed to provide non-chemical headache relief (no aspirin, etc), and treatment of migraine headaches, hypothermia, and hyperpyrexia or heat stroke. The cap fits the contour of the head to give heat transfer uniformly over the whole area. The gel base of the cap is covered with a four-way stretch Lycra nylon fabric to allow the cap to fit the shape of the head to be comfortable. The cap is designed to treat the neck area as well, since many headaches are associated with muscle tension and nerve pressure of this area. The cap may be used for chemo-therapy or as a cool down cap for athletes. SIZES: CAP600 ($22.55) fits Small to Medium, CAP602 ($24.95) fits Large or Extra Large.
ELASTO-GEL FOOT/ANKLE WRAP (MODEL FA6080)
The Elasto-Gel Foot/Ankle Wrap, FA 6080, is a hot or cold therapy wrap designed to fit the foot and ankle for thermal therapy applications in physical or occupational therapy, sports medicine, home care, and other situations. Elasto-Gel is a tough, flexible gel covered with a four-way stretch material to allow maximum conformity, heat transfer, and comfort. The wrap will remain soft and flexible at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit, and is heat stable to be autoclaved at temperatures of up to 250 degrees. The wrap will remain cold for 20 to 40 minutes, and will provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The wrap may be heated in microwave or conventional ovens for dry heat, unless used with a wet cloth. The plastic covered, waterproof wrap comes with a removable cloth cover. The plastic cover may be surface sterilized with standard disinfectant solutions. The wrap stays in place with velcro straps.
ELASTO-GEL HAND EXERCISER (MODELS HE5001 & HE5005)
The Elasto-Gel Hand Exerciser is designed to improve grip, strengthen finger and hand muscles, help rehabilitate injured hands, and provide hot or cold treatment of hands, fingers, and joints. The exerciser is made of Elasto-Gel, a tough, flexible gel, and encased in fabric cover. The cylindrical-shaped device is squeezed for benefits; repeated gripping of the exerciser is recommended for several times a day for periods of about 5 to 10 minutes. As muscles strengthen and more pressure is applied, more resistance is developed by the exerciser. For hot or cold therapy, the exerciser can be heated in a microwave or conventional oven, crock pot, or hydrocollator, or placed in the freezer. DIMENSIONS: Small (HE5001, $8.10) is 1.5 x 4.5 inches, and Large (HE5005, $11.85) is 3 x 4.5 inches.
ELASTO-GEL HOT/COLD CERVICAL SUPPORT (MODELS CP4001 & CP4005)
The Elasto-Gel Hot/Cold Cervical Supports are cervical pillows designed to provide hot or cold therapy to the back of the neck. The support is a cylindrical pillow made of a molded gel structure with a 4-way stretch fabric cover that allows the pillow to conform to the neck and to maximize the heat transfer to or from the treatment area. Usable temperatures range from -20 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and the unit can be autoclaved at temperatures up to 250 degrees. For cold therapy, the unit can be cooled or stored in a freezer; for heat therapy, a conventional or microwave oven, crockpot, or hydrocollator can be used for heating. DIMENSIONS: Small (CP4001, $25) is 3 x 10 inches; Large (CP4005, $32.80) measures 4 x 10 inches.
ELASTO-GEL HOT/COLD PACKS
The Elasto-Gel Hot/Cold Packs are designed for multi-use heat and cold therapy applications. The larger packs may be used for the treatment of lower back aches; the smaller sizes may be used for earaches, headaches, neck pain, etc. These packs are plastic covered Elasto-Gel pads supplied with a removable cloth cover. The waterproof, plastic cover may be surface sterilized with a standard disinfectant solution. These wraps will remain soft and flexible at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit and is heat stable enough to be autoclaved at temperatures of up to 250 degrees. The rectangular wraps will remain cold for 30 to 40 minutes, and will provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The packs may be heated in a conventional or microwave oven, crockpot, or hydrocollator, and may be cooled or stored in the freezer. DIMENSIONS: Four sizes available including 3 x 3 inches (HC750, $5.20), 4 x 6 inches (HC800, $10), 6 x 8 inches (HC801, $18.30), 12 x 12 inches (HC804, $35.50), and 8 x 16 inches (HC805, $32.85). COLOR: Blue.
ELASTO-GEL LUMBAR PILLOW (MODEL L1HC)
The Elasto-Gel Lumbar Pillow is a low back orthosis that can provide hot or cold therapy. The pillow is made of contoured urethane foam for support and fitted with a gel insert. For cold treatments, pillow can be chilled in a freezer; for heat therapy, pillow can be warmed in a microwave oven. The pillow will retain the temperature for 20 to 40 minutes. The velour cover is washable and has velcro closures. DIMENSIONS: 14 x 13 x 3.5 inches overall; inserts are 8 x 12 inches. COLOR: Navy blue.
ELASTO-GEL LUMBAR WRAP
The Lumbar Wraps, models LW201 to LW205, are hot and cold therapy packs for physical therapy, sports medicine, home care, occupational therapy, and other applications requiring hot and cold treatments and simultaneous pressure treatment. These wraps are designed for the lower back and attach to the affected area like a belt. The wraps are made of a flexible gel covered with a four-way stretch material to allow maximum conformity, heat transfer, and comfort. The wrap will remain soft and flexible at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit and is heat stable so that it can be autoclaved at temperatures to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The wrap will remain cold for 20 to 40 minutes, and will continue to provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The packs may be heated in microwave ovens. Each pack is supplied with a removable cloth cover. The plastic cover may be surface sterilized with standard disinfectant solutions. The packs are waterproof, and provide dry heat unless used with a wet cloth. SIZES: Available in Small (24 to 30 inch waists, LW201-SM), Medium (for 32 to 36 inch waists, LW202-MED), Large (for 36 to 40 inch waists, LW203-LG), Extra Large (for 40 to 44 inch waists, LW204-XLG), and Extra Extra Large (for 46 to 52 inch waists, LW205-3XLG).
ELASTO-GEL OCCLUSIVE DRESSING
Elasto-Gel Occlusive Wound Dressing is a wound care product designed to provide a combination of absorbance and adhesive properties to use in a variety of medical and therapy settings. The pads may be used as dressings; as padding or cushioning around tracheal tubes, under oxygen masks, and in the prevention of skin abrasion; or bolus as a near "tissue equivalent" that conforms to nearly any body contour to result in uniform radiation dosage (it is easily layered to give additional beam moderation). The Elasto-Gel Hydrogel does not liquefy into the wound, leaving it debris-free and reducing clean up; is highly absorbent to absorb secretions and reduce odor; and is compatible with a variety of medications. The gel will not stick to the wound and will not dry out, allowing wounds to be checked more frequently without changing the dressing. Sold individually (prices listed is per unit), or by the case. DIMENSIONS: Dressing pads come 4 x 4 inches (DR8000, 100 per case), and 6 x 8 inches (DR8600), 12 x 12 inches (DR8700), and 8 x 16 inches (DR8800) in cases of 25 each.
ELASTO-GEL SEAT CUSHIONS (MODELS F2010, F2011, SC3020, & SC3021)
The Elasto-Gel Seat Cushions are flotation gel wheelchair cushions designed to reduce pressure, maintain a cool temperature, and control moisture. The cushions are constructed with a layer of soft polymer gel covered with a breathable, four-way stretch fabric. The gel is layered with a 1-inch urethane foam pad and housed in a washable, removable cover. The cushions will not leak even if punctured. The cushions have a large heat capacity and therefore a nearly constant temperature is maintained. The cushion may be cooled in a refrigerator or freezer to provide an extra cool seat. The cushions may also be warmed in a microwave or conventional oven for colder climates. Four models of these cushions are available: the Contour Cushion with Velour Cover (SC3020, $145), the Contour Cushion with Waterproof Cover (SC3021, $155), the Flotation Cushion Solid Gel with Velour Cover (F2010, $184), and the Flotation Cushion with Waterproof Cover (F2011, $192). DIMENSIONS: Contour Cushions are each 17 x 17 x 2 inches; Flotation Cushions are 16 x 16 x 1.25 inches. WEIGHT: Contour cushions are 8 pounds each, Flotation Cushions are 15 pounds each.
ELASTO-GEL SHOULDER WRAP (MODEL SW90001)
The Elasto-Gel Shoulder Therapy Wrap, model SW9001, is a hot and cold therapy system designed specifically for the shoulder area. It provides thermal therapy and pressure to all the shoulder muscles of the upper arm, the upper chest, and the upper back. The user can do arm movements or exercises while wearing the shoulder wrap due to it's flexibility and placement straps. The wrap may be heated to an autoclavable temperature of up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or stored in temperatures as low as -20 degrees. The wrap will retain heat for 20 to 30 minutes, and remain cold for 30 to 40 minutes. Elasto-Gel products may be heated in a conventional or microwave oven, crockpot, or hydrocollator, and cooled or stored in a refrigerator or freezer. DIMENSIONS: 16 x 24 inches. COLOR: Blue.
ELASTO-GEL SINUS MASK (MODEL SM301)
The Elasto-Gel Sinus Mask, model SM301, is a hot or cold pack designed for relief of sinus headaches, sinus infections, or post eye surgery. The unit also works as a light sheld for daytime sleeping. The mask can be used cold to reduce swelling, numb the area, and reduce pain; or the mask can be used hot to stimualte blood circulation. The mask can be heated in microwave or conventional ovens, and cooled in the freezer or refrigerator. SIZE: Universally sized (one size fits all).
ELASTO-GEL THERAPEUTIC WRIST WRAP (MODELS WR-200 & WR-205)
The Elasto-Gel Therapeutic Wrist Wrap is a hot or cold therapy wrist splint designed for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, strains, post operative surgery, arthritis, and other conditions. Two models are available: WR-200 for hot or cold therapy, and WR-205 for cold treatment only. WR-200 is covered with a four-way stretch lycra-nylon fabric to allow a close fit to the contours of the treatment area. Model WR-205 is covered with woven nylon and has a more rigid design to provide more wrist support. The gel mask can be heated in microwave or conventional ovens, or cooled in a freezer or refrigerator.
ELASTO-GEL THERAPY MITTEN (MODEL TM7001)
The Elasto-Gel Therapy Mitten, model TM7001, is a hot or cold pack designed for the treatment of injured or arthritic hands prior to and after rehabilitation exercises. When used for heat treatment, the mitten provides a moist warm heat which is readily trasmitted to the muscles and joints and helps to restore hand flexibility. This mitten-shaped wrap is made of a flexible gel covered with a four-way stretch material which allows maximum conformity, heat transfer, and comfort. The gel can be heated or autoclaved at temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or freezed at temperatures as low as -20 degrees. The mitten will remain cool for 20 to 40 minutes, and will provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes. This pack may be cooled in a freezer or heated in conventional or microwave oven, crockpot, or hydrocollator. COLOR: Blue.
ELASTO-GEL TMJ THERAPY WRAP (MODELS TMJ500 & TMJ501)
The Elasto-Gel TMJ Therapy Wrap is a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) wrap designed to provide hot and cold therapy in the treatment of the TMJ and for relief of the pain associated with TMJ disorder by applying thermal therapy to the muscles and joints. This wrap fits over the head, neck, and cheek/jaw areas and fastens with a velcro closure. SIZES: TMJ500 ($21.35) for Small or Medium, TMJ501 ($22.55) for Large or Extra Large.
ELASTO-GEL TORSO PAD (MODEL T4010)
The Elasto-Gel Torso Pad, model T4010, is a flotation gel pad for use in bed or in a wheelchair. The soft, polymer gel pad has a washable, removable cover. DIMENSIONS: 24 x 30 x 3/4 inches. WEIGHT: 25 pounds.
FEATHER-LITE BED PAD
The Feather-Lite Bed Pad is a mattress surface filled with a polymer-based fiber that can be used for the treatment of decubitus ulcers. The fiberfill material acts like springs to provide uniform support, provides insulation for warmth, and air circulation for perspiration evaporation. One or both sides are rubberized. This mattress is washable. SIZES: Fits full standard beds. WEIGHT: 11 pounds. COLOR: Various options. WARRANTY: 6-month warranty.
FLEXO FOOT CUSHIONS: PROTECTOR BOOT & CONVOLUTED FOAM LINER
The Flexo Foot Cushions are heel protectors consisting of a Protector Boot (CB-2001) and a Convoluted Foam Liner (PL-1001). The cushion is designed for the prevention and treatment of foot pressure sores by reducing pressure, distributing weight, reducing humidity and temperature build-up, and reducing shearing and friction. The boot also helps prevent foot drop. The Protector Boot is made of closed-cell, light-weight foam sealed with a PVC coating. It has side cutouts for ventilation and is secured with Velcro straps. The optional foam liner is made from open-cell, convoluted polyurethane foam, and fits into the boot. The foot cushions are washable and reusable. Boots are sold in cartons of 6 pairs; liners sold in cartons of 10 pair.
Sta-Fix Tape is spun-laced polyester tape designed for bandaging dressings or as splint strapping. The tape is made of a non-woven polyester base with an open structure and coated with a an adhesive to produce a highly porous breathable tape. The hypo-allergenic adhesive firmly holds in place, but will not damage tissue upon removal. The tape will conform to complex contours and difficult areas to tape. The stretch reduces irritation and pain. This tape is also water-resistant. Sold in rolls; price listed is per roll. DIMENSIONS: Comes in 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 inch widths; all rolls are 10 meters in length. COLOR: White.