Want faster injury recovery? Whole Body Cryotherapy is one of the newest treatments showing great efficacy across a range of injuries and medical conditions.
One of the most frustrating things, especially if you are a sportsperson or a manual worker, is being injured. Some of the common injuries include sprains, pulled muscles, tears strains just to name a few. Once injured, all your hard work takes a backward slide when you take time off to recover. The longer you have to rest, the longer it takes for you to get back in shape.
You don’t have to be a sportsperson or manual worker either to understand the inconvenience of injuries. Simple, every day injuries such as a lower back injury from lifting can interrupt your daily routine.
Use Whole Body Cryotherapy to Fast Track Recovery
Whole Body Cryotherapy can help ease pain, reduce swelling and heal your injuries faster. Whole Body Cryotherapy assists you to recover from your sports injuries quicker as your pain is minimised during the treatment and for while afterwards. This allows a person to receive a more intensive treatment for their injuries from their usual practitioner such as a Physiotherapist or Osteopath.
If you use Whole Body Cryotherapy as part of your normal treatment programme, you will find that you actually recover faster from your injury. Improvement in the range of movement can also be achieved if Whole Body Cryotherapy is used in conjunction with the usual treatment methods. It basically makes your normal treatments work better.
Many medical conditions including arthritis, inflammatory disorders and chronic conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis can also be improved with Whole Body Cryotherapy.
How does Whole Body Cryotherapy help Injury Recovery?
When you are in pain, nerve pulses send messages to your brain to tell you that you are in pain. Once inside the Cryosauna, where you will experience temperatures of around -150c for up to 3 minutes, the cold will slow down the nerve impulses so that your pain becomes minimalised. Cryotherapy will also assist with the reduction of swelling. When you have a swelling, it’s the body’s response to injury – chemicals are released by the tissues of the affected area which makes the surrounding blood vessels dilate. Cryotherapy does the opposite, it makes your blood vessels constrict and thus reduce the swelling.
Healing can be accelerated with Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments as it reduces the metabolic rate in the cells. It gives cells a much better chance of survival after injury and also allows them to regenerate. Whole Body Cryotherapy effectively helps more of your cells to recover and therefore you heal faster. During your treatment, your blood becomes enriched with hormones, oxygen and healing enzymes as it flows through the internal organs. As soon as you finish your treatment, your blood vessels then do the exact opposite – they dilate. Enriched blood then flows back to the rest of your body. Your blood flows faster and this assists the lymph system to work more effectively which in turn assists the healing process.
What Happens During a Cryotherapy Treatment?
You enter the Cryosauna− an open-topped chamber about the size of a small shower – and the door is closed with your head and neck are not covered so they are exposed to room air above the device. A fine nitrogen mist is then sprayed onto your body in order to lower the temperature. This mist reduces the air temperature in the chamber and you are exposed to extremely low temperatures of up to −150°c for up to 3 minutes. During this time, the average skin temperature drops to near zero whilst the homeostatic core body temperature remains unchanged at about 37°C. You are never left alone. A trained Therapist stays with you throughout your treatment and you can leave the chamber at any time you wish during the treatment.
How Many Treatments Should You Have?
In order to achieve the maximum healing results with Cryotherapy, in addition to your normal treatment, it’s recommend that you book in just before your normal physical therapy treatment. For chronic or ongoing conditions a minimum of 10 sessions within a 2-3 week period is recomended and it’s safe to have a Cryotherapy session every day. The reason for this is after your first few sessions, your increased metabolic rate tends to last longer between treatments and therefore the benefits are cumulative.
CRYO – Sydney’s Newest Faster Injury Recovery Clinic
CRYO is Sydney’s newest injury recovery clinic, and has recently opened in Sydney’s Eastern Suburb at Edgecliff at 226 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff NSW 2027. Telephone 1300 332 796 or book online now at www.cryo.com.au. Cryo have packages to suit all budgets and are happy to talk to you about a programme that suits your needs and goals.