Why Cold Water Therapy?Ice baths and cold water therapy are proving to be a necessary part of serious athletic training and rehab programs.
Faster Exercise Recovery:Recovery is an important aspect of any intense sport or physical conditioning program. However, many athletes train extremely hard without giving their body time to recover properly, which can lead to burnout and poor performances. Shortening recovery time results in a competitive advantage. The ability of the body to clear or remove lactic acid (aka Lactate or H+) from the tissues is one of the limiting factors in exercise recovery. Cold therapy speeds this process up by causing superficial blood vessels to constrict, effectively “squeezing” these metabolites out of the muscles and tissues into the deeper blood vessels where they are diluted and neutralized by the body. The reduction of swelling (aka inflammation or oedema) caused by intense exercise is also a limiting factor in recovery time. Swelling is controlled by the lymphatic system rather than the circulatory system and relies on mechanical forces such as gravity and external pressure to move its contents. The buoyant water pressure and massage delivered by the coldtub provide these external forces, speeding up recovery time. Reducing sympathetic nervous system activity is another important factor in exercise recovery. Intense exercise stimulates the sympathetic nervous system to increase adrenaline production, which if left unchecked can cause the athlete to ignore the signs of fatigue, causing them to burn out or get injured. Put simply, cold therapy dampens the adrenaline rush so the athlete feels like taking a needed break from activity. Cold Water Pain relief and Injury Treatment:Intensive exercise causes Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), which peaks between 24 and 72 hours after the event. Cold water therapy reduces DOMS pain by reducing the muscle inflammation and spasm that cause it. The principle is the same for treatment of acute injuries. Cold therapy is used in both cases with proven benefits because the cause in both cases is tissue damage. Small micro-tears in muscle causes DOMS and large-scale tissue damage causes acute injuries. In fact, cold therapy delivered by a Coldtub is also an excellent treatment for acute injuries, even better than an ice pack or cold compress in many ways.
Faster Injury Recovery:Using a cold tub or ice bath reduces injury recovery time. Cold therapy is already used to treat acute sport injuries. More training – Less Downtime – More Playing – More Winning!
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Kinesio TapingFirst used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesio tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of kinesio tape is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that Kinesio tape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.
What is Kinesio Tape used for?
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Jumpers knee (PFS)
- ACL/MCL issues
- Rotator cuff
- Groin and hamstring pulls
- Lower back issues
- Shin splints
- Tennis and golf elbow
- Pain associated with pregnancy
- Postural correction