Ann Clare advises patients which type of heat treatment most suits recovery and the treatment of the associated pain and discomfort. With recovery the type of heat treatment can change.
Curapuls - Intermittent warmth produced in controlled pulses to give a calming affect to the treatment site.
Short wave diathermy - Deep heat through a joint, this application can be applied over the length of a joint area including the accompanying muscle groups.
Infra red heat - Superficial warmth is applied to the treatment area.
Thermotex heat pad - infra red heat pad which penetrates the depth of muscle.
Hot packs - Used for penetrating warmth.
Hot towels, wheat packs and hot water bottles - Treatement that people can apply at home, Ann Clare can advise on the length of time and when to apply.