Cryotherapy / Recovery Center
Teamwork Therapy & Sports Recovery is excited to announce that it is now a Full Service Therapy & Sports Recovery Center! What does this mean? This means that not only will they continue to provide excellent Manual Therapy (Neuromuscular Therapy & Fascial Stretch Therapy) and Dry Needling but we also now provide Cryotherapy, Compression, ESTIM Therapy and more!!
The main focus of these new services is centered around Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is essentially cold therapy. The sub-zero temperatures make your blood circulation soar, boosting oxygen and nutrients around the body, speeding up removal of toxin and even toning your muscles. The oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow can improve immune system and organ function, while also reducing inflammation. Exposure to extremely cold temperatures triggers the body to boost its metabolic rate to produce heat. The effects of Cryo last for hours after your session, causing the body to burn approximately 500-800 calories with the use of whole body cryotherapy. After several sessions, the metabolic increase tends to last longer, making CRYOTHERAPY an excellent compliment to a healthy diet and workout program. Teamwork Therapy & Sports Recovery offers Cryotherapy in several modalities including whole body Cryotherapy (The Juka-maximum session time 3 minutes), localized Cryotherapy (The CryoStorm), and Cryotherapy facials (CryoStorm). It is important to point out that there are certain contraindications of cold therapy and a list of these conditions can be viewed below.
Compression Therapy is another exciting new service that Teamwork Therapy offers. Dynamic air compression effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout. Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD), the Normatec line combines dynamic air compression with a patented Pulse massage pattern that employs three key techniques—pulsing, distal release, and gradients. Studies show it can help relieve muscle aches and/or pain and temporarily increase circulation resulting in increased flexibility and range of motion, injury prevention, and accelerated recovery time. Source: hyperice.com.
The Venom Wraps also adds a nice supplement to any recovery regimen. The therapeutic application of heat causes a change in temperature of the soft tissues which can help decrease joint stiffness and relieve muscle spasms. When combined with the benefits of vibration, as featured in the Venom line, localized heat helps warm, loosen, and relax sore and stiff muscles. Ideal for warmup, recovery, and relief for muscle and joint stiffness, the combination of thermal therapy and vibration therapy is unparalleled. Source: hyperice.com
Our ESTIM machine can assist with chronic pain or injury as well. As stated by healthline.com, “E-stim uses electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals coming from neurons (cells in your nervous system). These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves. E-stim therapy for muscle recovery sends signals to targeted muscles to make them contract. (Flexing your biceps is a form of muscle contraction.) By causing repeated muscle contractions, blood flow improves, helping repair injured muscles. Those muscles also improve their strength through repeated cycles of contraction and relaxation. E-stim can also “train” muscles to respond to the body’s natural signals to contract. The type of e-stim that focuses on pain relief sends signals on a different wavelength so they reach the nerves, rather than the muscles. Electrical stimulation can block pain receptors from being sent from nerves to the brain.”
Whole Body Cryotherapy Risks Risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy include, but not limited to: fluctuations in blood pressure (due to peripheral vasoconstriction, systolic blood pressure may briefly increase by up to 10 points during the session. This effect should reverse after the end of the session, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system. One primary inherent risk of Whole Body Cryotherapy is skin sensitivity and skin irritation. It is impossible to predict how client’s skin will react during or after Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Contraindications Pregnancy, Stage 2 Hypertension (BP > 160/100) according to American Heart Association, type 1 diabetes, acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infections, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract disease. If you have any other injury, illness or medical condition, you should consult your physician prior to using Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Spot Cryotherapy Contraindications Cryoglobulinemia, cold hemagululation or cold hemolysis, cold-induced itching, impaired arterial blood flow as from stage II, Raynaud’s Disease, severe sensory disorders, trophic disorders, hypersensitivity to cold.
Compression Therapy Contraindications
Unstable fractures or breaks, recent surgery and have sutures, stitches or staples, open wounds, contusions, abrasions, or blood clots.