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Heat & Cold Therapy

Our favorite ways to keep moving well.

Your neck and back pain could be caused by your desk setup.

Poor posture, pain in the neck, trouble staying focused- could all be caused by how your desk is set up. 

Getting an office ergonomic assessment could prevent injuries and reduce your pain. 

Schedule an assessment to have your office inspected to work and live your best!

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Temperature modalities such as heat and cold therapy can play a crucial role in preventing and managing muscle tension and injury.

 

Heat therapy, usually applied through warm compresses or hot baths, helps to increase blood flow, relax muscles, and promote healing. This can alleviate muscle tension, reduce the risk of injury, and even speed up recovery.

 

On the other hand, cold therapy, applied through ice packs or cold showers, can help reduce inflammation and swelling, numbing the affected area and providing relief from pain. By incorporating these temperature modalities into our daily routines, we can effectively manage muscle tension and prevent injuries from escalating, reducing the likelihood of needing professional intervention.

Heat no longer helpful?

Heat and cold therapy can be effective in managing pain and promoting recovery from injuries in many cases. However, there are instances when these therapies may not be enough, this is a great time to connect with a physiotherapist!

 

A physiotherapist is a healthcare professional trained in assessing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal issues and physical pain.

(A musculoskeletal issue refers to any problem or condition affecting the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, or other components of the musculoskeletal system in the body, causing discomfort, pain, or limited mobility.)
Physiotherapists have a deep understanding of the human body and can provide a comprehensive evaluation of your condition to determine the underlying cause of your pain or injury. Physiotherapists are equipped with a wide range of treatment modalities, including manual therapy, intra-muscular stimulation (IMS), acupuncture, exercise prescription, and specialized techniques tailored to an individual needs. They develop a personalized treatment plan and guide you through exercises and stretches that will accelerate healing, improve mobility and strength, and reduce pain.

 

Consulting a physiotherapist is particularly crucial when pain persists, worsens, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling, numbness, or restriction of movement. They can provide expert guidance and interventions that go beyond just heat and cold therapy, ensuring effective pain management and promoting optimal recovery so you can live and move your best. 

The physiotherapy team at Leduc Physio would be happy to answer your questions and start helping you today!

Physiotherapist, Michelle MacKenzie doing physiotherapy treatment at Leduc Physio

Posture & Pain

Your office setup matters.

Many of us spend hours on end seated at a desk, in front of a computer.
How can poor posture affect us long-term, and how can we ensure our desk and office space is set up properly?

By implementing the recommended changes from an office ergonomic assessment, people can significantly reduce the risk of developing posture-related injuries. Improved ergonomics can help relieve stress on the spine, support proper alignment, and alleviate muscle strain.

Find out if your office space needs improving.

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