COLD + COMPRESSION
Creating deep-penetrating, longer-lasting cold to promote vasoconstriction and reduce blood flow, reduce inflammation and edema (swelling), decrease muscle spasms, decrease metabolic demand - perfect for post exercise recovery, and safely relieve pain without medication following acute injury or surgery. Used immediately following acute injury or surgery and as needed thereafter. This system is the only system in the Sutherland Shire and local Sydney area to provide both COLD + COMPRESSION to aid recovery, it will get down to a very cold 3˚.
HEAT + COMPRESSION
Generates its own controllable heat to promote vasodilation and increase circulation to the injured area, supporting the lymphatic system and aiding natural healing while reducing pain and stiffness. Heat therapy is used after the initial inflammatory response caused by an injury or surgery begins to diminish. It ideal 2 weeks post surgery or acute injury or as directed by your Physiotherapist. Our post exercise recovery boot system can get upto 45˚ to help maximise local blood flow in aiding recovery.
Rapid contrast therapy (RCT) alternately opens and constricts the vascular system, increasing blood flow to an injured area without causing the accumulation of additional edema (swelling). RCT also helps decrease nerve sensitivity to reduce pain. Our equipment is capable of an unprecedented <1 minute changeover rate – for compact and clean RCT delivery independent of gravity and without messy tubs. It is an incredibly unique feeling and aims to assist with post exercise bi-product removal through heat vasodilation (widening blood vessels) followed by rapid cold vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels) to assist the bodies naturally muscle pump system in clearing waste assisting with recovery after sport.
Our setup also delivers adjustable, intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC). IPC mimics natural muscle contractions to “pump” edema (swelling) away from the injury area, encourages oxygenated blood flow, and helps conform the wraps to the body for better surface contact and deeper penetrating cold/heat/contrast therapy – all to help the healing process. IPC has been shown to be most effective when combined with cryotherapy (cold therapy).
WHY IS OUR SYSTEM SUPERIOR?
Our recovery system provides superior effects compared to other compression and exercise recovery boots available in Sydney. It is the only system to provide high compression with concurrent cold therapy and/or heat therapy. Combining the benefits of an ice bath post recovery or an infrared sauna with compression and therefore supplying a much greater therapeutic effect the the muscle tissue post exercise to help you better recover faster.
WHAT SPORTS IN THE SUTHERLAND SHIRE ARE MOST RELEVANT TO USING RECOVERY BOOTS?
Cryotherapy (cold therapy) has been supported in the scientific literature for a long time and has therefore been used for decades to assist recovery from injury. More recently studies have come out discussing the merits of both cold and heat therapy combined with compression/massage. This system is beneficial for any sport that places high demands on muscle tissue:
Sports such as dart throwing and alike probably wont get much benefit from using the system. When a muscle is placed under repeated high stress it creates bi-products that the system needs to clear to aid recovery and also inflammation also known as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). This is where our recovery system comes into its element.
POST-SURGERY RECOVERY IN THE SUTHERLAND SHIRE
Most surgeons in the area already refer to us post surgery to help reduce pain, swelling and rapidly boost recovery. Wether it is to get back to work as soon as possible or to get back to training. The combined utilisation of our recovery system and also our Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill allows us to get you moving quicker, which allows for rapid recovery. The unit has special fitting shoulder wraps, hip wraps, knee wraps, ankle wraps and of course full recovery boots allowing maximal effective therapy to the appropriate area.