Physiomed Theraflex Reusable Hot/Cold Pack - Small
This theraflex ice / heat pack from Physiomed is a reusable flexible pack that freezes quickly and heats quickly but remains malleable to conform to the injured body part. Microwave for heat therapy; freeze for ice therapy.
Who Should Use This?
This heat / ice pack is for individuals who require a value standard heat or ice pack that can be used on small body areas such as the elbow or wrist or for use in children or smaller adults.
It should be used following sports injury, soft tissue injury or injury in the workplace or home where cold is required to limit internal bleeding, swelling and inflammation.
How Does it Work?
Cold or cryotherapy can be used to vaso-constrict local blood vessels following injury. Short periods of cold applied immediately after injury restrict local blood supply and this limits bleeding and thus subsequent swelling or oedema. Cooling also reduces the metabolic demand of surrounding tissues so they become less likely to suffer injury due to interruption of their normal blood supply during the injury. Often used as part of the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) protocol
Heat is used to promote blood flow to an injured area in the sub acute or chronic injury and to induce relaxation of local muscles that may be in spasm. Blood brings in the oxygen and nutrients required for healing and repair.
Sizing and Technical Information:
Reusuable pack filled with non toxic gel, soft and mouldable for easy application to the body via a bandage or towel (not supplied) Always cover hot and cold packs with thin cloth to protect the skin. Refrigerate or microwave prior to use.
Size 20 x 15cms