Cold compression therapy uses active compression which provides intermittent pressure distally to proximally which helps push swelling and edema away from the injury and towards the body’s core so it can be flushed out through the lymphatic system. Active compression also aids the body’s blood flow, which helps bring more oxygen to the injury. Systems like the Game Ready GRPro 2.1 are the perfect cold compression unit for your Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine practice.
In addition to the benefits of cold and compression, cold compression therapy can be alternated with heat therapy for further benefit. For example, contrast therapy, as it is called, when swelling limits range of motion after an injury, contrast therapy along with active range of motion stretching appears to reduce swelling. The contrast between heat and cold helps reduce pain and diminish muscle spasms. With the decrease in pain and spasm, combined with range of motion stretching, there is an increase in lymphatic drainage from the injured area which leads to decreased swelling.
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