Localized Cryotherapy & Compression
What is Cryotherapy?
Localized cryotherapy is an advanced form of cold therapy used directly on an injured area to improve healing.
How does it work?
Cooling the temperature trick the brain into producing increased quantities of nutrients like collagen, oxygen, and erythrocytes, or red blood cells. Then, as the treated body part warms up to a higher temperature, the nutrient boost continues to take effect. This leads to benefits like improved healing, increased blood flow, and firmer, plumper skin.
Who may use it?
Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, edema, sleep disorders and depression, acute post-surgical conditions, sore muscles, sports injuries, severe inflammation, and some other diseases may benefit from this therapy.
Localized cryotherapy can be used on the back, arms, knees, ankles, and elbows.
What are the benefits of Cryotherapy?
- Pain management: Helps athletes manage muscular pain, cramps, back pain, and muscle inflammation.
- Increase metabolism: Helps improve the metabolism of the body.
What happens when you combine cryotherapy with compression?
Our localized cryotherapy and compression services synergistically combines active pneumatic compression and rapidly circulating cold therapy to do more than passively treat symptoms of pain and swelling. It gives you the therapeutic power to accelerate the body’s natural repair mechanisms by enhancing lymphatic function, encouraging oxygenated blood flow, and stimulating tissue healing with a deep, long-lasting cold therapy.
If you are interested in trying our Localized Cryotherapy and Compression service, request an appointment with MOTIVE Sports & Physical Therapyin Chadds Ford, PA today!