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Tools & Techniques for Effective Rehabilitation

Presentation on 11th May at this year's Elevate Event at Excel, London

Professional sports rely on the athlete´s health and the protection against re-injury. General performance tests and rehabilitation tools are implemented in most sports nowadays. In this session experts will share the latest thinking, methodologies and technologies for effective rehabilitation and peak performance. Read more

CET CryoSpas at Wimbledon

CET proudly installed eight CryoSpas during a £20 million refurbishment of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) facilities in June 2015. The AELTC, founded in 1868, is best known for hosting the prestigious tennis tournament – the Wimbledon Championships. The CryoSpas add to a number of new facilities for the players at both the Aorangi Pavilion and Millennium building.

R.S.C. Anderlecht, Belgium

The First Division team R.S.C. Anderlecht, who have just won their 33rd national title, have had a Team CryoSpa installed in the premises. This therapy helped them climb all the way to the top!

Legia Warsaw, Poland

Moving slightly further afield, Polish league trophy winners, Legia Warsaw, have just had their CryoSpa installed. They ended top of their league this year and felt that great benefit came from the CryoSpa recovery. We wish them the best of success for the new season ahead.

Westmeath CryoSpa and Bodyright Physiotherapy - Republic of Ireland

Over the border, they can’t get enough of the CryoSpa: we’ve just installed two great facilities with their first CryoSpas. At the Army Barracks in Mullingar, Alan Mangan of Westmeath is now offering CET CryoSpa therapy. Whilst Gareth Duffy’s practice, Bodyright Physiotherapy, is now the first Dublin city facility to offer the CET CryoSpa. Great work, guys! We wish you all the best!

Bann CryoSpa and Back2FitnessNI – CryoSpas in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, sports therapists are at the avant-garde of post-exercise recovery. Father and son team, Gary and Matthew Hazely, saw the competitive edge a spa could give their business and have had a CryoSpa installed in their sport’s massage and therapy business, Bann CryoSpa, in Banbridge. Furthermore, the CET CryoSpa is the newest addition to Hugh Carey of Back2FitnessNI’s new premises in Toome, where he provides neuromuscular physical therapy and orthopaedic massage. Their businesses are already enjoying great success!

Queen Ethelburga’s College

It was a real honour for CET Ltd to open the year by installing 2 more CryoSpas at Queen Ethelburga’s College, Yorkshire, adding to the 2 we already installed in November. The school was founded in 1912 and has become one of the UK’s finest boarding schools. The CryoSpas add to its top-of-the-range facilities which already boast a swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, sports hall and playing fields.

Belgian First Division Football Teams go for CET CryoSpa!

In the last month, not one, but two top teams from the Belgian Jupiler First Division have purchased CryoSpas from CET. Sporting Lokeren had their spa installed at their facilities, Daknamstadion, in Lokeren. However, FC Bruges were hot on their heels and soon after decided to have a CET CryoSpa installed at the Jan Breydel grounds. Now both football teams are feeling the therapeutic benefits of the cold hydrotherapy treatment after training. The CryoSpa allows their players to recover faster, thereby getting back to the pitch more quickly after injuries. We wish them every success in their league and for a spot in the UEFA competitions this season!

Sligo CryoSpa and Sports Recovery

After installing a CryoSpa at their facilities at Sligo CryoSpa and Sports Recovery, Helen Ford has received nothing but glowing reports from their customers, who include the Sligo GAA team, Sligo Rovers F.C and Sligo Triathlon Club. One happy customer commented: "Legs feeling full of energy, nice and limber and ready for the slopes after a great session at Sligo Cryospa." What a success! You can see photos of their many clients enjoying CryoSpa recovery on the Facebook page.

Finn Valley Athletics Centre purchase Standard CryoSpa

The new facilities at the Finn Valley Leisure Centre in Co. Donegal have just had a CryoSpa fitted. Patsy McGonagle, Manager of the Irish Athletics Team and Chairman at Finn Valley Athletics Centre is enthusiastic about the beneficial factors of the CET CryoSpa, which will allow athletes in Ireland to enjoy effective recovery following training and competition.

CryoSpas installed at state-of-the-art Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

We are delighted to announce that Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre has installed 2 Team CryoSpas. Bisham Abbey has stunning grounds and provides world class facilities to Great Britain’s top sports men and women. It is also home to many National Governing Bodies of Sport.

Barnet FC installs CryoSpa at The Hive

CET is pleased to announce that Barnet FC has just purchased one of our CryoSpas for their fantastic new training ground and centre of excellence, The Hive, Canons Park, London.

Football Medicine Strategies for Muscle Tendon Injuries Conference

In April, CET had the pleasure of attending the Football Medicine Strategies for Muscle Tendon Injuries Conference at the fantastic Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. CET was privileged to work in partnership with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Widnes Vikings, Clive Brewer, who gave a very informative workshop on the benefits of using the CET CryoSpa to aid quick recovery. The conference, organized by Isokinetic, will be held in Milan in 2014.

German Olympic Sports Confederation purchase more CryoSpas!

More great news from Germany! Two more Olympic Centres have purchased CryoSpas for their facilities. In January 2014, the centres at both Thuringia and Rhein-Neckar bought CryoSpas. In Erfurt track and field athletes, bobbers, sprint cyclists and speed skaters are feeling the benefits of the CryoSpa. The Olympic Centre Rhein-Neckar has the mobile Mini-Spa and it is proving a real hit, especially with the swimmers!

Colin's Olympic COLD Medal

On Dec. 16th, an article has been published in the Sunday Life newspaper: read more about a big thank you from Team GB, CryoSpas for post-exercise recovery and the super cool SalsaBikes.

EIS/Loughborough order Team CryoSpa

Loughborough University have ordered a CET Team CryoSpa for their English Institute of Sport facility where Team GB will undertake their pre-Olympic training. The Team CryoSpa features a very compact footprint and yet will accommodate 4 to 5 athletes.

German Olympic Sports Confederation install CET CryoSpa

CET installed a CryoSpa for the Olympic Centre Berlin. Berlin medical staff report that they are extremely happy with the CryoSpa which is being used daily by Olympic Athletes including double World Champion discus thrower Robert Harting.

Team CryoSpa launched by CET CryoSpas

CET are pleased to announce the addition of a new model to complement the 2 man CET CryoSpa which has proven popular with many leading clubs.

The Team CryoSpa is now rolling off the production line with the first unit already pre-ordered. It will accommodate 4 to 5 players and is deeper than the standard CryoSpa. It has been specifically designed to offer all the benefits of the standard model while enabling a higher throughput of players in a shorter time. The extra depth will enable taller players to gain more benefit as well as adding to the hydrostatic pressure in the spa itself.

Although, the Team CryoSpa will accommodate extra players it still has a very compact footprint so should easily fit into most facilities.
For further information call +44 (0) 2892 690056.

New Midlands based Service Centre

CET established a new Service Centre, near Birmingham, to provide maintenance and servicing facilities to our growing number of clients.


CET CryoSpa used by John Bishop and Jimmy Carr
on Thursday, Oct 7th 2010 in SKY1s


CET CryoSpas installations include

AC Milan, Legia Warszawa, Club Brugge KV, Fulham FC, Manchester City, English Institute of Sport, Olympiastützpunkt Berlin, EIS/Loughborough, New York Jets, Brooklyn Nets, Hull FC, Glasgow Warriors, Ipswich Town, Widnes Vikings, etc.

CET CryoSpa clients

Licence to chill: New invention helps players recover sooner

The ice bath has become a traditional post-match activity for most sportsmen.

Watch the video on Sky Sports (UK only)

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After the hard graft on the pitch, they head to the dressing room to slip into freezing water and ease their aching limbs.
The bog-standard bath could soon be a thing of the past, however, following the creation of the Cryo-Spa.
And Boots 'n' All caught up with inventor Colin Edgar for the lowdown on his device.

"The idea of using cold water for soft tissue injuries has been around for years. It's just that current technology allows us to control it really effectively," said Edgar.

Taking a dip: the future of ice baths?
Taking a dip: the future of ice baths

"We have a chiller maintaining whatever temperature the physiotherapist determines, so unlike an ice bath the temperature stays constant and doesn't warm up as each player goes in."

"We put the jets on so they're basically getting a massage effect as well as the low temperature. It's a bit like wind chill because as the water's moving all the time it's taking the tissue temperature down to a therapeutic level, and that makes it more effective than still water."

Reduces swelling

Players may get the chance to try out the new-fangled bath in this season's Challenge Cup Final and Clive Brewer, the RFL's head of human performance, believes the invention will be of huge benefit to the sport's stars.

"When players take part in a game and there's contact, the body's response is to swell. So the idea of that ice bath is that it reduces swelling," he said.

"A little bit of swelling is natural but we want to reduce that as much as possible so that players are able to get back training and playing."

"The idea is to get people in water about a metre deep for somewhere between seven-12 minutes and make it somewhere between four and 12 degrees centigrade."

"It's a means of getting something in a dressing room so they can immediately get the cold water effect and then go walking or swimming afterwards."

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín enjoys treatment

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, famous Irish-Fijian hurling and gaelic football player, enjoys treatment in the CET CryoSpa

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín in the CET Cryo Spa
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín in the CET Cryo Spa

Widnes Vikings (English Super League)

"The CET CryoSpa that we have installed at Widnes Vikings has been invaluable in helping the management of fatigue and recovery in our squad of players. Colin was able to provide us with a high quality product that was fitted into a difficult space - the solutions that he provided were much better than the concept that we had originally planned!

The product was installed very quickly. The daily maintenance is minimal and fits easily into our busy schedules. All the players use the spa at least twice a week, and feel that it really aids their recovery - when you consider the performance demands that are placed upon the squad, it can be seen why this is so important!

I would happily recommend Colin and the CET Cryospa to anyone who is working with performance athletes."

Clive Brewer, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Widnes Vikings, http://www.widnesvikings.co.uk

Hull FC (English Super League)

"The CET Cryospa is not just an ice bath but a whole new therapy. It's brilliant, absolutely brilliant!" reports Paul Devlin, Strength & Conditioning Coach for Hull FC.

"I am really pleased to have one. The players love it."

Fulham Football Club (English Premier League)

The CET CryoSpa formed an integral part of the recovery strategy for Fulham Football Club (English Premier League Soccer Club) in their run up to the 2010 Europa League Final in Hamburg.

"When used in conjunction with our standard modalities we observed a positive effect on player recovery both physically and mentally."

Martin O'Connell, Physiotherapist and Mark Taylor, Head of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science, Fulham Football Club. May 2010

Since May, Fulham have acquired two additional CET CryoSpas: a second for the training facility and one for Craven Cottage [the stadium] confirming their view that the CET CryoSpa is the best on the market.

Celtic Crusaders Rugby League Club (English Super League)

When Celtic Crusaders first came across the CET CryoSpa, both the medical team and the players immediately saw that it was a vast improvement on their ice baths and swiftly acquired a unit for their own training facility.

"The CET CryoSpa has become an integral part of our daily and match day recovery protocols at Crusaders.

Players are reporting reduced sensations of delayed onset muscle soreness and feelings of increased energy the next day.

In addition, I have found the spa to be extremely beneficial in the rehabilitation of the many injuries sustained in a collision sport like rugby league.

An essential in any professional sports medicine department."

Ben Stirling, MCSP, MAACP, MSMA; Physiotherapist for Celtic Crusaders and Wales Rugby League. June 2010