We at Thermotex are grateful to know Shelley very well. As daughter of President Francis Docherty and sister to Executive Vice President Wendy Docherty, she’s a part of the family – literally! Shelley’s Thermotex Platinum Pad has been a mainstay in her active lifestyle and self care routine for decades; however, when she sustained an injury skiing this past winter, Thermotex’s far infrared heat came to the rescue in a brand new way. Shelley shared:
“I have used Thermotex for 25 years and countless reasons – from easing sore muscles after weekend warrior activities, to relieving neck and upper back tension where I carry my stress, to preventing back pain from long days in an office chair, and taking off the chill of a cold winter day. While I’ve been a strong believer and promoter of the technology for many years, my appreciation for the benefits of infrared therapy greatly increased this winter.
Only a few weeks into retirement, I had an accident on a ski hill that left me with a compound fracture of my right clavicle. The initial diagnosis from the Emergency Room doctor was a 10-12 week healing period for the compound fracture with the recommendation of an orthopedic surgeon to confirm if the fragments should be pinned. One week after the accident, the orthopedic surgeon advised against pinning the bones and advised I follow up in 5 weeks.
That night, I started my evening routine of 1-2 hours alternating between the Thermotex Platinum Pad and ice on my clavicle, all the muscles in my upper right arm and back, and on my knee as my MCL was strained in the same accident.
Six weeks after the accident, an x-ray during the ortho follow-up confirmed that all the bone fragments had fused and I was cleared to start physio! Thanks to Thermotex, I was 4-6 weeks ahead of schedule on my return to all the outdoor adventure activities I had planned for retirement. Needless to say, I was thrilled! As I worked through building up my strength and mobility in my right shoulder and arm, Themotex continued to be part of my recovery regime.”
To safely, effectively and naturally soothe pain, Shelley uses the Thermotex Platinum Far Infrared Heating Pad.
The Platinum System is the most studied, popular and versatile far infrared therapeutic device in the industry. Boasting 3 patented heat inserts, the Platinum System provides targeted, safe and effective infrared heat to almost every part of the body.
Engineered to flex and wrap to relieve pain and inflammation with far infrared heat therapy; the Platinum penetrates 10x deeper to increase blood flow in large muscle groups in the body including the upper and lower back, hamstrings, abdomen, arms and legs.