Police and military personnel willingly face some of the most significant challenges, putting their lives on the line for the safety of others and as a consequence have to prepare physically and mentally with intensive training regimes that are akin to those of professional athletes.
That’s why the CET CryoSpa recovery modality used by elite sports teams such as AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Brooklyn Nets, Manchester United, Team GB, is equally relevant for army, navy and air personnel as well as police forces across the globe. See elite sports page for more information.
The key recovery modalities are good sleep, proper diet, hydration and cold water immersion, which in turn promotes good sleep. Link to Gregory Dupont research.
Combat sustained injuries and post-traumatic stress.*
In addition to recovery from training and injuries sustained during training, military personnel face the additional challenge of injury during combat which can result in long term physical and mental challenges.
Combating inflammation, alleviating pain, reducing the risk of infection and promoting the growth of healthy tissue can all be supported by low-temperature salt water therapy provided by CET CryoSpa ice baths. Patients recovering from post-knee surgery, for example, have seen recovery periods drop by as much as 60% compared to conventional treatments.
See our medical section (link) for more information.
What injuries could benefit from cold therapy?
This is a typical but not full list of the types of conditions which respond well to low-temperature salt water CET CryoSpa therapy:
- Recovery from surgery on the knee, ankle and elbow
- Control of inflammation in tendon and ligament injuries
- Pain management for acute and chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, lower back pain, sciatica, brittle bone disease, non-specific pain.
Additionally, cold water immersion can avoid the negative side effects often associated with pharmaceutical interventions.
How can cold water immersion help your soldiers?
By immersing the body into cold water, blood vessels will constrict and decreases metabolic activity, which helps reduces swelling and tissue breakdown. Once the body is removed from the cold, the underlying tissues warm up, causing a faster return of blood flow, which helps move the by-products of cellular breakdown to the lymph system for efficient recycling by the body. (http://bit.ly/2E9Me9u)
CryoSpa ice baths benefit your patients’ recovery time, speed up any soft tissue injuries they have obtained, reduce fatigue and lower the risk of injury. As well it treats any muscle and joint soreness, strain and inflammation and promotes neural and cardiovascular system recovery.
Forces personnel are often limited when it comes to their sleeping habits, which means that when they do get the opportunity to sleep, they need to have a deep sleep. Sleep improves reaction times, reduces injury rates, and improves the mental state of a soldier. In recent years cold water immersion has been linked to the improvement of sleep when done in the evenings after a training session by helping the body and mind settle. Cold water immersion also reduces muscle soreness associated with intense exercise which can prevent soldiers from sleeping well.
Why choose a CET CryoSpa?
When your soldier is experiencing pain, it is imperative the cold therapy can maintain the optimum therapeutic temperature for the duration of the session to maximise the therapeutic effect. Typical ice baths or ice packs warm up because they extract heat from your patient’s body to reduce the temperature of their tissues. CryoSpa ice baths circulate water through a digitally temperature controlled chiller to continuously maintain the desired temperature. Your soldier will receive high-quality cold water therapy, thus obtaining the best possibilities of recovery.