Fee: May be included in physio treatment | Locations: High Performance Centre
These recovery modalities are available at our High Performance Centre. They are oftentimes included in physiotherapy treatments. The modalities assist with accelerated recovery in-between training sessions, races, competitions, games, and events.
Hydrotherapy – contrast baths
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, haematoma formation, and pain. Alternating between the two results in a pumping effect with the net effect of a quicker recovery time.
Pivotal Physiotherapy has a set of whirlpool tubs that are available for use.
NormaTec Recovery System
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.
Pivotal Physiotherapy’s High Performance Centre has both the upper and lower body attachments available for use.
Game Ready Recovery System
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.
Pivotal Physiotherapy has the knee and ankle wraps available for use.
Please see attached websites to review more info about each modality.