Is There a Safer Alternative to Whole Body Cryotherapy Chambers?

By Game Ready | Aug 24, 2016

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:

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4 Athletes That Swear By Cryotherapy

By Game Ready | Jul 20, 2016

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.

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What's the Benefit of a Cryotherapy Unit Over a Whole Body Chamber?

By Game Ready | Mar 30, 2016

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.

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How a Cold Therapy and Pneumatic Compression Device Improves Patient Outcomes

By Game Ready | Oct 06, 2015

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.  

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What Beats Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Athletes?

By Game Ready | Aug 05, 2015

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.

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Whole-Body Chambers vs. Localized Cryotherapy: What the Pros Say

By Game Ready | May 26, 2015

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.

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How a Cold Therapy Machine Helps You Quickly Recover from Injury

By Game Ready | May 19, 2015

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. 

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Why Your Rehabilitation Plan Needs a Cryotherapy Machine

By Game Ready | May 12, 2015

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.

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Top 5 Cryotherapy and Compression Benefits for Post-Operative Patient Care

By Game Ready | Apr 28, 2015

Some surgeries are scheduled to relieve recurring problems or lingering sports injuries, while others are in response to acute trauma. Regardless of the reason for surgery, the post-operative recovery process is generally similar because the body responds with inflammation.

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