Cryotherapy for Dancers: No dancer wants to miss a performance!

ballet dancerMore than 80% of dancer injuries are related to overuse especially in classical ballet. Another study of modern dancers showed that 82% suffered 1-7 injuries with the most common being foot, ankle, knee and lower back.

Always try to prevent injury but that is not always possible. The risk of injury is always there especially for professionals or serious amateurs. When injuries do occur, cryotherapy can work hand in hand with physical therapy to help speed up the recovery process so activity can return faster.

We have always known the advantage of icing an injury. Think of the Cryo Chamber as a giant ice pack working on the whole body. Localized Cryo has all the benefits of whole body cryo without stepping in the chamber and targets the specific area of the injury.

For dancers, a majority of the injuries occur in the lower body – foot and ankle, knee, hip, even stress fractures but lower back and upper extremities are not uncommon.

Foot and ankle injuries – Achilles tendinitis, trigger toe, ankle impingement

Knee Injuries – Dancers experience a lower incidence of ACL injuries, mainly from learning to jump at a young age which increases the control in the muscles surrounding the knee joint. However, patellofemoral pain syndrome affects many dancers because of overuse and hamstring and Achilles tendon tightness.

Hip Injuries – Techniques in dancing requires turnout of the hip joint which leads to injuries such as snapping hip syndrome, hip impingement, labral tears, hip flexor tendinitis, hip bursitis, and sacroiliac joint disfunction.

Stress fractures can also happen due to overuse over the course of a career. These usually occur in the lower body.

No dancer wants to be laid up because of an injury when performances are scheduled. Physical therapy with specific exercise helps for recovery and can help with future prevention. Cryotherapy can work with physical therapy to help accelerate the healing process. By reducing the inflammation, pain and swelling can be reduced. In addition, cryotherapy can:

  • Slow down cellular metabolism
  • Bring fresh blood and nutrients to promote healing
  • Help limit the formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Enable pain treatment with little or no medication
  • Prevent the buildup of excess fluid, or edema
  • Stimulate tissue repair for a faster recovery

Physical Therapy coupled with Cryotherapy for Dancers can help keep you performing. Remember with Cryotherapy, there is no down time. Keep Dancing.

Chill Cryosauna for Athletic Recovery

Athletic Recovery for Athletes

 

Injuries are inevitable when you’re an athlete. Some injuries are minor while some may require surgery but you don’t have to be an athlete like Labron James to have muscle injury. Many health-conscious everyday people have personal fitness goals and take daily walks, enjoy jogging a few miles, or are in training for a marathon or triathlon. In other words, you don’t have to be a serious competitor to get a muscle injury and need athletic recovery. Continue reading “Chill Cryosauna for Athletic Recovery”

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Your recovery after exercise routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and sports performance and allows you to train much more effectively.

Recovery after exercise is important as it is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building. This is even more critical after a heavy weight training session. A muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it again too soon simply leads to tissue breakdown. Here are some tips to get your recovery after exercise plan on track. Continue reading “Top Ways to Maximize Recovery after Exercise”

Why Crossfit Athletes Use Cryotherapy for Recovery

Why Crossfit Athletes Use Cryotherapy

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Cryotherapy for Athletic Recovery

Injuries are inevitable when you’re an athlete. Some injuries are minor while some may require surgery. Many athletes don’t turn to cryotherapy for athletic recovery for three reasons. They aren’t convinced it works, they don’t do it enough, and they avoid it because it’s uncomfortable. Continue reading “Cryotherapy for Athletic Recovery”

Cold Therapy as an Approach to Recovery

Cold Therapy

– or “cryotherapy” – is the practice of applying something cold to the source of pain. While cold therapy is not a new invention, it did not become appreciated until the late 1980’s. For years, cold therapy has been used to reduce pain, swelling and nerve activity using ice, cold packs, and ice baths. In fact, it was originally developed for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Benefits have been refined with great results. Continue reading “Cold Therapy as an Approach to Recovery”

Why Athletes Choose Cryotherapy for their Sports Recovery

For pain management and sports recovery, cryotherapy has become the leading method. This treatment is easy and painless, which is why many people who suffer from chronic pain are obsessed with it. This treatment is extending beyond pain management. Lots of athletes are choosing this treatment as their main sports recovery technique. Not only does this treatment work effectively, but it also comes with lots of advantages. Continue reading “Why Athletes Choose Cryotherapy for their Sports Recovery”

What to Eat to Help with Muscle Recovery

Foods That Help with Muscle Recovery: No pain, No gain! Working out has great results but also can cause muscle pain. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that finding a good recovery plan is too complicated. Who has the time?

The most effective way to speed up recover and reduce soreness is with food. You can target multiple systems in the body just to change what you eat or drink. For example, drinking caffeinated coffee can reduce muscle soreness so you can recuperate strength faster after your workout. Continue reading “What to Eat to Help with Muscle Recovery”

Run Disney Marathon Training Recovery with Cryotherapy

It’s that time of year again when runners are preparing for Run Disney Marathon in January. Completing 26.2 miles is an awesome accomplishment that requires commitment and dedication. The rewards are many but the key to a successful marathon is keeping to the training schedule and with that can come aching muscles and exhaustion. The best recovery treatment is cryotherapy, which helps you instantly. Continue reading “Run Disney Marathon Training Recovery with Cryotherapy”