These anti-inflammatory modalities are available at Pivotal Physiotherapy and are oftentimes included in physiotherapy treatments. These modalities are suitable for a wide range of individuals. Particularly for those who live a robust athletic lifestyle, from pro athletes to weekend warriors, these modalities can assist with accelerated recovery in-between training sessions, races, competitions, games, and events.
Please see associated websites to review more info about each modality.
Locations: High Performance Centre
Hot water immersion results in vasodilation (enlarging of blood vessels) and a resultant delivery of nutrients including oxygen to the sore extremity. Cold-water immersion results in the opposite; vasoconstriction (shrinking of blood vessels) and a resultant removal of metabolic waste from the sore extremity. It is suggested that cold-water immersion blunts the inflammatory response to injured tissue, reducing oedema, hematoma formation, and pain. Alternating between the two results in a pumping effect with the net effect of a quicker recovery time.
The High Performance Centre has a set of whirlpool tubs that are available for use.
The NormaTec Recovery system is a dynamic compression therapy tool that uses compressed air and pulse technology, which massages lower limbs, mobilizes fluid, and improves circulation.
Our High Performance Centre & Fort Saskatchewan have upper and lower body attachments available for use.
Game Ready Recovery System
Locations: High Performance Centre & Fort Saskatchewan
The Game Ready System combines dynamic compression therapy and circumferential cold therapy in one application. The ice cold water is delivered through the anatomical wrap while the compression assists in preventing/limiting swelling.
All of our locations have both upper and lower body wraps available for use.
For more info: http://www.gameready.com/