• Reduce Pain • Calm Inflammation • Accelerate Sports Recovery
Cryo T-Shock Recovery is the latest addition to our services for pain management. Used for both acute and chronic conditions, the Cryo T-Shock is manually applied to targeted areas to help expedite recovery and reduce pain & inflammation. Session times are approximately 15 minutes per treatment area.
- Relaxes muscles
- Accelerate cellular activities and repair
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Improves blood circulation
The Cryo T-Shock is manually applied on the targeted treatment area, without any special restriction. All functions and effects are observed and strictly controlled by the technician. Cryo T-Shock sessions are very soothing, widely usable and largely effective relief from pain and inflammation. Both can be seen and felt immediately.
Cryo T-Shock is highly effective in relieving pain, increasing joint mobility and decreasing inflammation immediately after the injury and during the recovery phase.
Over 90% of clients achieve a noticeable improvement in flexibility and decreased movement-related pain.
Sports injuries are common, especially in high intensity sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Many star athletes, including PGA Champion Jordan Spieth and NBA Star LeBron James use cryotherapy to expedite sports and injury recovery, reduce inflammation, and ease muscle spasms.
We have all experienced some type of physical pain in our life, whether it be due to a sports injury, accident or having some type of chronic health condition that exacerbates pain and inflammation. Pain can be intense and greatly impact the quality of your life. Unfortunately, chronic pain affects 20 percent of Americans. More specifically, there are 50 million Americans with chronic pain and 20 million with high-impact pain. Sometimes pain is managed by medications, which can also have negative side affects and cause additional health concerns. So clearly, it’s important for us all to be proactive about pain management and explore credible alternative therapies to alleviate pain. Two pain relieving therapies are cryotherapy and thermography.
CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
Cryo T-Shock can bring benefits to those chronic processes with high tendency to flare-up, such as arthritis, degenerative joint diseases and tendonitis. Pain relief occurs rapidly and offers the majority of recipients, a freedom from immediate and longer lasting pain.
Furthermore, functional improvement of joints and general well-being could come very fast.
For chronic conditions, a series of treatments is recommended, as the treatments create a pattern of relief as the lymphatic system drains away the damaged tissues and decreased inflammation.
Coupling cold and hot energy (hyperthermal and cryogenic) is the most natural and effective solution to relieve pain and inflammation, without the use of harmful chemicals, gases or the negative side-effects of medications.
The rapid succession of alternating temperature streams using the Cryo T-Shock, deliver benefits and relief to chronic conditions with a high tendency to exacerbate, such as:
- Degenerative Joint Diseases
HOW IT WORKS:
Cryotherapy (Cold Therapy)
You are probably familiar with applying an ice pack on a swollen ankle or an injured knee. This is a form of cold therapy. Cryotherapy (cold therapy), has become a popular treatment for pain these days. With certain injuries, the general treatment routine usually falls under “R.I.C.E,” rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Cold therapy promotes vasoconstriction or constriction of the blood vessels. When the blood vessels constrict, blood circulation is slowed which in turn reduces redness, swelling, spasms and pain. The cold temperature may also numb sharp pain. It can also reduce nerve activity, which may also provide some pain relief. Essentially, cold therapy may be good for pain.
Thermography (Heat Therapy)
Unlike cold therapy, heat therapy increases the flow of blood and nutrients to various areas of the body. Heat is sometimes used to alleviate muscle stiffness and pain. It is also reported to be great for chronic low back pain as well as chronic pain in general. According to Harvard Health, “there is more support to use heat for back pain, because muscle tightness tends to predominate”.
Hot temperatures widen blood vessels, which typically promotes circulation. This increased circulation, in turn, will usually provide the nutrients the body needs to recover and reduce pain.
Did you know there is a combination therapy which utilizes both cold and hot therapies? Many medical professionals suggest alternating between cold and heat therapy in order to best manage your pain.
For example, check out this very informative and helpful chart provided by the Cleveland Clinic. When you have a muscle strain, cold therapy may ease the inflammation and numb the pain. Heat therapy will usually ease the muscle stiffness after the inflammation resolves.
But thermography and cryotherapy used together in an alternating pattern to reduce swelling and then increasing circulation to a particular area. This alternation between heat and cold may result in an improved range of motion and expedited pain recovery.
There is also credible evidence that a combination of heat and cold therapy may be good for low back pain.
LESS PAIN. MORE YOU!
The physiotherapeutic effects of the T-Shock are outlined in recent studies.
The Cryo T-Shock began as an innovative medical device that, thanks to the cryogenic and thermogenic components that can be used individually or in rapid succession. Within a few minutes, the Cryo T-Shock has the ability to stimulate the natural process of pain reduction and activate the anti-inflammatory processes.
The relief from pain and inflammation can be both seen and felt immediately. The more treatments you have, the longer the results can be seen as the body starts to create the pattern of delivering the healing elements and the lymphatic system drains away the damaged tissues and inflammation.
THE BEST IN PAIN RELIEF
Cryo T-Shock provokes a range of mechanisms:
- Decreased nerve transmission in pain fibers
- Cold reduces the activity of free nerve endings
- Cold raises the pain threshold
- Cold causes a release of endorphins
- Cold sensations over-ride the pain sensations – known as the pain gate theory
- Cold and Warm cause oxygen augmentation and metabolism has been accelerated for reducing inflammation
Are there any precautions with cold and hot therapy?
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are thinking of utilizing cold and hot therapy:
- Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures may cause muscle tension and increased
- Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures may cause muscle tension and increased muscle contraction.
- Too much heat may promote more inflammation.
- Stay hydrated. Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can dehydrate you.
- If you are experiencing bruising and swelling, you will most likely use cold therapy.
- Cold therapy should not be used on stiff muscles, joints or if you have poor circulation.
- Both cold and hot therapy should also not be used on people who have sensory disorders without professional supervision. If the person cannot feel the cold or heat, this could be dangerous, causing burns or damage
- Heat therapy should not be used on people with diabetes, dermatitis, vascular diseases, deep vein thrombosis or multiple sclerosis (unless with medical supervision). If you are pregnant or have hypertension, also seek medical advice first.
- Do not apply these therapies to open wounds.
Pain Management & Muscle Recovery Starting at $50
Sports injuries are common, especially in high-intensity sports such as football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Sports Medicine clinics are among the best prepared centers to manage sports injuries and deliver effective pain management.
CRYO T-SHOCK is highly effective in relieving pain, increasing mobility and decreasing inflammation immediately after the injury and during the recovery phase.
The CRYO T-SHOCK can be used to reduce pain and increase flexibility during stretching and rehabilitation exercises. After a series of treatments, over 90% of patients achieve a noticeable improvement in flexibility and decreased movement-related pain. Localized CRYO T-SHOCK treatments are applicable manually without restriction as they are easily controlled and observed by the operator.
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