BONAVISTA PHYSICAL THERAPY  |  739 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE, Calgary  |  Lower Level of Bonavista Medical Clinic

Why don’t you use hot and cold packs? A hot pack made my shoulder feel a lot better.

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Research has not shown any benefit from this type of treatment ALONE. In order for inflammation to be relieved, the mechanical irritation needs to be removed. The only way to do this is to affect the specific tissue involved through specific loading techniques.

Passive treatments, like hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound and TENS have been studied extensively using well-controlled clinical trials. Research has not shown any benefit from this type of treatment. You may FEEL better temporarily, but these passive treatments don't actually make you GET better. The treatments that actually work are the specific guided exercises that you do yourself.

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