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Contrast bathing

  Day 3-4 Day 5-6 Day 7-8
Cold 4 mins 2 mins -
Hot 1 min 2 mins 4 mins
Cold 4 mins 2 mins 1 min
Hot 1 min 2 mins 4 mins
Cold 4 mins 2 mins 1 min
Hot - - 4 mins

Day 3-4 Start and end on a cold treatment
Day 5-6 Start and end on a cold treatment
Day 7-8 Start and end on a hot treatment

From day 3 providing there is no significant heat at the injured area, minimal swelling, some range of pain free movement please use the table above. This alternating procedure should last for 25-35 minutes preferably 3 times per day. Please keep the affected area moving during the contrast bathing. Stretching and range of movement work will now need to be considered. Please speak to me for specific advice for you.