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Hot & Cold

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Tummy Time

 

Hot and Cold

Your practitioner has advised you to do the following in order to improve your treatment outcome:

  • Wrap an ice pack in a towel (to protect your skin) and apply to affected area for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Immediately replace the ice pack with heat (hot water bottle or warmed gel pack is ideal). Be careful not to burn the skin. Keep the heat on the affected area for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, immediately replace the heat with the ice back again for a further 5 minutes
  • This 15 minute application, alternating between hot and cold, can be repeated up to three times a day.

Following these steps will help reduce pain and inflammation.

Leaving hot or cold on the skin for longer than the above recommendation could be detrimental to recovery and aggravate the injury.

If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do then please contact your practitioner either by phone on 01634 403403 or email.

Ice Packing

It can be normal to experience some post treatment soreness. Your practitioner has advised you to do the following in order to improve your treatment outcome:

  • Please wrap an ice pack in a towel (to protect your skin) and apply to affected area for a maximum of 10 minutes (applying ice longer than this may have a detrimental effect to your recovery)
  • Repeat this 10 minute application every hour as directed by your practitioner.
  • Following these steps will reduce inflammation and pain.

If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do then please contact your practitioner either by phone on 01634 403403 or email.

Moist Heat

Your practitioner has advised you to do the following in order to improve your treatment outcome:

  • Take a hot water bottle and wrap in a moist hand towel. Place this on the affected area for 20 minutes. Take caution not to burn the skin.
  • This application should only be applied once a day or as directed by your practitioner.

Leaving heat on an area for longer than this time may aggravate your injury.

If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do then please contact your practitioner either by phone on 01634 403403 or email.

Pillow Height

Your practitioner has advised you to check and adjust your pillow height accordingly to improve your treatment outcome.

Please click on this link to see a video of how to set up your correct pillow height.

The material the pillow is made from is your personal preference, however it must be pliable enough to allow you to achieve the correct height of your pillow as this is paramount for having the correct sleeping posture. If you require more than one pillow to achieve the correct height ensure you place them in one pillow case to prevent them moving.

If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do then please contact your practitioner either by phone on 01634 403403 or email.

Tummy Time

Your baby's practitioner has advised you to do some 'Tummy Time' with your baby to help with many aspects of their development.

Click here to open up a video of this being demonstrated in the most effective way.

If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do then please contact your baby's practitioner either by phone on 01634 403403 or email.


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