Hot Packs

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Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided below.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

The application of moist heat to an injured area is often used in conjuntion with other therapies to relax tight muscles and decrease pain or muscle spasms. Hot packs increase blood circulation, which encourages healing. Physical therapists also use hot packs to relax muscles following therapeutic exercise.

It is important not to apply hot packs initially on an injury that is inflammed or swollen. Use cold packs to reduce inflammation first. Once the swelling has abated, apply hot packs to relax the muscles.

Our Locations


Toll-Free P: 1-800-682-5510
Toll-Free F: 1-866-370-6846

Ozark Plaza-Poplar Bluff
2725 N. Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
P: 573-686-5510
F: 573-686-6846

Cape Girardeau
760 S. Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
P: 573-335-0153
F: 573-335-0156

5102 N. 22nd St.
Ozark, MO 65721
P: 417-725-7558
F: 417-725-0311

St. Francis Medical Center Locations
Kneibert Clinic

686 Lester Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Ozark Plaza
2725 N Westwood Blvd Suite 17
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
P: 573-778-9348
F: 573-686-4870

Aquatic Therapy

2705 N Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
P: 573-778-9348
F: 573-686-4870


2705 N Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
P: 573-778-FITT


2725 N Westwood Blvd. Suite 16
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
P: 573-686-6846
F: 573-686-5510

Office Hours
Monday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM