Sports Performance & Recovery

Management of Injuries

Cryotherapy is used in sports medicine in the treatment of both acute and chronic injuries.

Benefits of localised cryotherapy and WBCT in management of sport’s injuries

  • Decreased swelling and oedema
  • Management of acute and chronic pain
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased tissue perfusion leading to faster healing time
  • Improved tolerance to do physical therapy
  • Reduced stiffness
  • Mood improvement
  • Shortened convalescence
  • Prevention of chronic injuries
  • Prevention of development of pain memory
  • Prevention of joint restrictions
  • Reduction in time of joint immobility
  • Prevention of muscle atrophy

Enhanced Athletic Performance

Benefits of WBCT in sport performance

The benefits of WBCT are multi-faceted and relate to the effects on muscle action, the conditioning of the cardiovascular system and the effects on the central nervous system.

  • Biostimulating effect and faster recovery time
  • Improvements in strength and endurance training
  • Faster recovery in post-traumatic healing time of bruising and swelling of soft tissues and joints
  • Conditioning of the cardiovascular system
  • Decreased haemolysis after intense physical exercise
    • increase of haptoglobin
    • increase of MSCV
  • Reduced sports anaemia
  • Improved muscle resistance to fatigue
  • Improved muscular capacity to regenerate
  • Increases in muscle perfusion, reducing lactic acid build-up
  • Adaptation of body temperature regulation
  • Improvements in general wellbeing and mood
  • Improved immune system
  • Hormonal modifications related to the body’s adaptation to stress:
  • Increased release of noradrenaline
  • Improvements in inflammation
    • Increased anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin IL-10
    • Decreases in pro-inflammatory interleukin IL-2 and chemokine IL-8
    • Decrease in intercellular adhesion molecule-1
    • Stabilisation of lysosomal enzymes