Cryotherapy

The differences between COOLING with cold water in other available devices, and CRYOSTIMULATION in a cryochamber.

Cooling

Cooling with cold water – treatment temerature +5°C – 0°C

  • The organism cools down slowly – long treatment duration (20-30 minutes)
  • No stimulation and vasocongestion effect
  • Dyscomfort due to using a wet cooling substance

Cryostimulation

Cryostimulation – Systemic cryotherapy in a cryochamber – treatment temperature -120°C – -160°C

  • The organism cools down very quickly – short exposue to the dry cold (2-3 minutes)
  • Stimulation and vasocongestion effect
  • Treatment is comfortable due to using a dry cooling substance

Indications and Counterindications for systemic cryotherapy

Indications

  • Dislocacations, sprains, muscle strains
  • Bone fracture and post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Finger flexor sinew and sesamoid trauma (navicular syndrome)
  • Hoof and corona joint inflammation (periartritis ossificans)
  • Inflammations
  • Hock joint degeration
  • Interosseus muscle trauma
  • Splint bone trauma
  • Elbow joint capsule inflammation
  • Back pain syndrome
  • Knee joint trauma
  • Bone spavin – changes in hock joint
  • Ligamental trauma
  • Intermuscular hematoma
  • Joint sprains (eg. hock joint trauma)
  • Mucle abbrasion (Biceps bursa inflamation)
  • Cracked heels
  • Changes around the flexor muscle sinew
  • Changes around the joint point of erector muscle sinew
  • Rheumatism, sinew inflammation
  • Neurological afflictions – paresis, nerve inflamation
  • Different tenosynovitis syndromes
  • Biceps capsule inflamation
  • Bio-regeneration: strengthening of the immune system and animation of the endocrine (hormonal) system.

Counterindications

  • Anaemia
  • Bloodflow disorders
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD aka ROA)
  • Breathlessness (dyspnea)

THERAPEUTIC USE OF CRYOSTIMULATION IN HORSES

Uses

– Rehabilitation
– Sports medicine
– Bio-regeneration

The aims

– Pain management
– Diminishing of inflammatory activity
– Reducing the endoskeletal muscle tension – spasticity reduction
– Regrowth of muscle strength
– Edema reduction
– Strengthening of immune and hormonal systems
– Relaxation

Basic effects

– Analgesic activity
– Anti inflammatory activity
– Anti oedimic activity

THE USE OF SYSTEMIC CYOTHERAPY IN SPORT TRAINING.

Modern sports are a rivalisation of the limits of endurance, and the success is conditional upon effective regeneration.

The benefits of

cryotherapy in the yearly training cycle of horses

– Increase in physical aerobic endurance and anaerobic strength
– Increase in condition and fatigue tolerance
– Increase in overal immunology of the organism – limited infections
– Increase in testosterone production
– Increase in muscle strength and endurance
– Endorphine levels increase
– Increase in collagen quality

The benefits of

ad hoc use of cryotherapy in horses inbetween trainings

– Increase in active vasocongestion of tissues – accelerated post-fatigue regeneration
– Increase in readiness for upcoming fatigue
– Increase in match fatigue tolerance and endurance
– Decrease in organism fatigue
– Incerase in effectivity of endoskeletal muscle contraction
– Improvement in endurance, strength and speed parameters, efficiency and stamina in racer horses