The Range Of Motion Specialists™
Is JAS Right For You? (FAQ)
Explore the links below and see if you should ask your doctor about the benefits of JAS therapy.
When Should You Consider JAS Therapy?
- If you have persistent stiffness and limited motion in your joint following injury, surgery, or illness (e.g. lasting 2-4 weeks after joint surgery or trauma), and you are not making satisfactory range of motion (ROM) gains with therapy visits and / or prescribed home stretching exercises.
- This suggests you need a greater dosage of stretch therapy per day to make steady gains in joint ROM. Scientific research overwhelmingly shows that in order to permanently stretch or “remodel” joint tissues, they must be held in a stretched position, at a low intensity force, for prolonged periods of time.
- A JAS device, used as part of your home stretching program, provides the necessary dosage of stretch to lengthen tissues surrounding your joint to restore your motion.
What Does Using JAS Entail?
- For best results, JAS recommends three 30-minute
sessions, per direction of motion loss, per day. Occasionally some patients require longer or additional sessions, depending on degree of tissue stiffness and response to treatment. On average, patients use their JAS devices for 2.5 months in order to achieve maximal gains in joint motion.
- JAS treatment sessions can be done any time of day, when and where it is convenient for you; it is important that you are relaxed and comfortable, e.g. while watching TV, at the computer, reading, listening to music, or at your desk at work.
Will JAS Therapy be Painful?
Absolutely Not! First, for stress relaxation and low-load stretch therapy to be effective, the intensity of stretch must be well below the level of pain at all times. Second, you have total control in adjusting the degree and intensity of stretch during each JAS session with a simple to use ROM knob. The ROM knob allows for infinite increments of adjustment, so you can precisely set your end range stretch, avoiding any pain, muscle guarding, or risk of tissue injury.
What About Cost?
Most health insurance companies cover a significant portion of the cost for monthly rental or purchase of a JAS device. When JAS receives an order, a member of our dedicated customer service staff will contact your insurance company to obtain benefits and authorization information, and will then contact you to review your specific coverage; including what portion of charges your insurer is expected to cover and the remaining balance that is your responsibility.
How Do I Get a JAS Device?
JAS Devices require a prescription from your doctor. If you are suffering from joint ROM loss, ask your doctor or therapist about including a JAS device as part of your home therapy program.