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๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธ HOT AND COLD THERAPY โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ





๐Ÿค” When it comes to hot and cold therapies, are you confused about what to use and when?

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๐Ÿ‘ We wanted to give you a brief overview of guidelines we adhere to and advise our clients to try.

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๐Ÿ”ฅ HOT THERAPY:

๐Ÿ”ฅ When to use โ€“ If muscles are sore and need relaxing. To help improve range of motion.

๐Ÿ”ฅ How it works โ€“ Improves the circulation of blood around the body by allowing the blood vessels to dilate (expand), which brings more blood flow to the area.

๐Ÿ”ฅ What to use โ€“ Heat sprays/rubs, heat patches, hot water bottles, microwavable packs.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Length of time to use โ€“ from 15 mins up to multiple hours, as long as the product stays hot!

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โ„๏ธ COLD THERAPY:

โ„๏ธ When to use โ€“ Immediately after an injury to help reduce pain, swelling and any other signs on inflammation (redness, heat, reduced function).

โ„๏ธ How it works โ€“ Reduces blood flow to the area by constricting the blood vessels.

โ„๏ธ What to use โ€“ Ice, cold sprays/rubs, ice/cold packs, ice bath.

โ„๏ธ Length of time to use โ€“ at least 10 minutes, ideally 30 mins cycle, 10 on, 10 off, 10 on.

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๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธ COMBINATION:

โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ When to use โ€“ Alternate between hot and cold therapies, after the initial/acute stage of injury, approximately 3-5 days after the injury.

๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธ How it works โ€“ The restriction (from the cold therapy) and the expansion/dilation (from the heat therapy) acts like a pump in the blood vessels and helps to reduce pain and promote recovery.

โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ What to use โ€“ Start and end with cold therapy with heat in between, repeat 2-3 times.

๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธ Length of time to use โ€“ Same lengths if using individual therapies.

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๐Ÿ™Œ Hopefully, this clears up any queries. If any further information is needed or for individual injury enquiries, please drop us a message ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ฉ

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