Therapies Explained

 

CRYOTHERAPY  (COLD COMPRESSION)

The benefits of this therapy have been well documented over many years in the treatment of sports injuries. If used immediately after an injury is sustained the following benefits have been shown

 

> Reduction in pain

> Reduction in muscle spasms

> Reduction in tissue damage by reducing the metabolism

> Reduction in swelling by limiting secondary hypoxic injury

 

 

INTERMITTENT COMPRESSION

Cryotherapy alone is ineffective in preventing the swelling caused by sports injuries or orthopaedic surgery, GIOCO CRYO-2 integrates intermittent compression technology as well. The benefits are listed below

 

> Helps limit initial swelling

> Continues to reduce swelling by forcing fluids into the lymphatic system, which in turn lowers the pressure on the limb and promotes fluid reabsorbtion.

> Helps in the restoration of an oxygenated blood flow to increase healing.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

The GIOCO CRYO-2 and CRYO-2 Plus systems consist of a selection of wrap round cold compression cuffs and a microprocessor

controlled pump unit.

 

The pump unit is filled with ice and water and the tubes are attached to the cuff using the purpose made quick release dual connector. As the system is battery powered you simply switch it on, whether on the field, in the bus or sitting at home. The limb is normally intermittently compressed with a 30 second cycle (10 seconds compression, 20 seconds relaxation). If desired the pump unit can be set to offer continuous cold compression.

 

Both CRYO-2 systems offer an extremely effective way to treat the majority of sports related injuries, including sprains, strains and bruising. It can also be used the speed up recovery following orthopaedic surgery.

 

ANKLE

Chronic or acute injuries such as sprains, fractures, contusions, Achilles tendonitis; post operative symptoms following ankle, hind foot, mid foot, or other orthopaedic surgery.

 

CALF / SHIN

Chronic or acute injuries such as sprains, fractures, shin splints, fibular fractures, plantares tendon rupture,

inflammatory arthritis, contusions.

 

KNEE

Chronic or acute injuries such as sprains, fractures, contusions; post operative symptoms following ligament

reconstruction, joint replacement, fracture repair, menisectomy, or other orthopaedic surgery.

 

WRIST

Chronic or acute injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, contusions; post operative symptoms

following orthopaedic surgery.

 

ELBOW

Chronic or acute injuries such as tennis or golf elbow, lateral or medial tendonitis, forearm fractures, contusions; post  operative symptoms following total elbow replacement, fasciotomies, or orthopaedic surgery.

 

SHOULDER

Chronic or acute injuries such as tendonitis, bursitis, fractures, contusions; post operative symptoms following rotator cuff repair, acromyplasty, total shoulder replacement, Mumford procedures, or orthopaedic surgery.

 

BACK / HIP / RIB

Chronic or acute injuries such as sprains, fractures, contusions; post operative symptoms following joint replacement, fracture repair, or other orthopaedic surgery.