March 17, 2016
By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director
Congratulations! You have completed your Calmare Therapy treatment protocol.
Now that you have less pain, or are pain-free, your quality of life is about to improve dramatically. Once you are home, however, it is important to follow our post-treatment protocol, which we have outlined below.
Due to you improved mobility and decrease in pain level, many Calmare patients feel like they are ready to climb Mount Everest.
But doing too much too soon can actually hamper and lessen your results.
Therefore, I’ve outlined some instructions for patients (healthcare providers can contact directly for more detailed guidelines) to ensure you cover optimally and enjoy the benefits of Calmare Therapy for as long as possible.
“I’m back home after my scrambler therapy treatments. Now what?”
Please follow these instructions below and contact us any time if you have a question or concern.
Every patient is different and we welcome your queries any time:
No Exercise or Physical Therapy for Two Weeks after Treatment
Your body is in the midst of recalibrating itself since your Calmare treatments.
When you begin to exercise, be prepared for soreness associated with new activity. During recovery, if injury occurs, use ice. To treatment muscle soreness, use heat. In both cold and hot treatment, administer 10 minutes on and then 10 minutes off for a period of one hour.
While it is thrilling to feel less pain and be more mobile, the muscles need time to adjust to renewed use. Be careful and cautious and don’t do too much too soon. If you feel tired or any pain, stop what you are doing and rest.
Your body needs to re-adjust to several physiological changes after treatment. You may need to sleep several more hours than usual for the next two to three weeks. This is normal.
Check-in with Your Pain Management, Specialist or Family Physician
It’s important to discuss your successful treatment outcome with your doctor. It is likely that your medications, particularly for pain, may be lessened or eliminated completely.
Improve Your Nutrition
Now that you are feeling better and moving more, you should see an improvement in your
appetite. Take advantage of feeling better and fuel your recovering body with high-quality foods– fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and protein (white before red).
Hydrate with at least 6 – 8 tall glasses of water daily.
Journal How You Feel
We hope you will chronicle how you feel after Calmare Therapy. Keep a record of the new activities you are able to participate in and how you feel throughout the day. We hope this treatment is life-altering for you. Therefore, write down how you feel.
If You Feel Pain
Depending on your medical condition and length of time you have experienced it, pain may return (to a lesser degree). Pay careful attention to any physical or emotional issues that may have contributed to this.
If pain continues for five continuous days, Calmare booster treatments (generally 1 – 3 treatments) may be necessary. Please call the office for further instructions.
Stay in Touch with Us
Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
We also welcome your pictures or videos to let us know how you are doing!
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