All athletes sustain an injury at some point. Whether it is a minor sprain or a ligament tear that requires surgery, every single athletic injury can benefit from cryotherapy. So why do so many athletes fail to use cryotherapy effectively after an injury? Here are a few reasons: They aren’t convinced it works, they don’t do it enough, and they avoid it because it’s uncomfortable.Read More >
There is a lot being said these days about the use of cryotherapy chambers as a means to help accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Whole body cryotherapy chambers are small rooms that are brought to sub-zero temperatures (-200 to -300ºF) with the aim of reducing the body temperature to achieve certain benefits. The positive effects of cryotherapy are well documented:Read More >
Cryotherapy for athletes is not a new concept, but as the technology gets more sophisticated it is easier -- and more comfortable -- to use cold therapy for both injury recovery and after workouts to relieve pain and inflammation. Although some athletes use whole-body cryotherapy chambers to drop the temperature of the entire body, many prefer to use the targeted therapy that a cold therapy device delivers. With the additional benefit of active compression, a cold therapy device allows athletes to recover more quickly.Read More >
Whether you are recovering from a specific injury or using cryotherapy to relieve pain and help prevent injury after a hard practice or game, you have a choice in the type of treatment you receive.Read More >
All professional healthcare providers want to deliver the best service to their patients from the time a problem arises all the way through the recovery process. Not only is it the core mission of the occupation, but it also improves patient satisfaction and reduces costs for all concerned. If you work in a facility that measures patient outcomes, prioritizing quality of care throughout the patient experience will also contribute to higher scores.Read More >
Cryotherapy for athletes has multiple different variations, but when most people hear the term they envision a football player grimacing while lowering himself into a bath of ice water, or a basketball player walking into a cryogenic chamber ensconced in frigid vapor. Fortunately for athletes, a more comfortable, and arguably more effective, alternative exists: localized cryotherapy.Read More >
Whole-body cryotherapy has seen a recent surge in popularity with athletes, patients with inflammatory conditions like arthritis, and even people seeking to lose weight or reduce stress. The practice started in Japan in the 1970s, became popular in Poland, and has since spread to other parts of the world.
Most people know that applying traditional RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapy after an injury helps reduce pain and swelling, but do you know why? Understanding the science behind it can help you understand why a cold therapy machine works even better to help you recover quickly from an injury.
Successful rehabilitation from an injury or surgery requires time and patience, but with a solid physical therapy plan and a little help from a cryotherapy machine, you can help speed up the healing process and be more comfortable at the same time. If you have recovered from an injury before, you know that in addition to ample rest, your doctor will recommend ice and compression to help reduce pain and swelling. These recommendations remain valid, but modern technology has made it possible to get even more benefit from the application of cold and compression.