HEAT: Heating of tissues can be achieved using Hot Packs, Wax Baths, Towels, Sun lights, Saunas, Heat wraps, Steam Baths/Rooms. We can also get the heat in deeper tissues through Electrotherapy (Ultrasound). Exercise in warm water is an effective treatment with pain relief effect for patients with Neurological and Musculoskeletal problems. The warmth enhances the blood flow and muscle relaxation and also relieves the pain be reducing peripheral edema.
Heat Treatment can be useful in cases of:
- Strains and Sprains
- Warming up stiff Muscles or Tissue before activity
- Relieving pain or spasms relating to neck or back injury, including lower back
COLD : Cooling is achieved using Ice Packs, Ice Baths, Cooling Gel Packs, Cold Air and Sprays. Cold therapy reduces the swelling and increases range of motion.
Cold Treatment can be useful in cases of:
- A recent Injury
- Tendinitis, or irritation in the Tendons