cryocompression therapy) as a post exercise therapeutic intervention as most have used this for clinical/medical applications (Hoiness et al.
From the matched pair participants were then randomly assigned to either the cryocompression (CRC) or the Control (CON) treatment groups.
Additionally, participants in the CRC group were also sized for proper fit of the Cryocompression pants.
Participants were prohibited from using any recovery methods other than the experimental cryocompression treatment garment.
Skin temperature: To ensure that the experimental Cryocompression pants were working properly, lower body skin temperature of CRC group was measured at the beginning, + 10 minutes into, and right before the end of each 20-minute treatment.
Taken together, cryocompression appears to reduce the less dramatic symptoms of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
Cryocompression may help prevent acute disruptions in sleep resulting from pain and soreness following exercise over a training cycle and be especially important with training load/volume transitions.
Therefore, cryocompression can help individuals recover decrements in performance more quickly than rest alone.
In summary, this initial investigation into the use of the combined cryocompression therapeutic modality resulted in an enhanced recovery process in recreationally resistance trained men.
Muscle damage markers, pain and soreness markers are improved with cryocompression when compared to no interventional control conditions following heavy resistance exercise.
These authors were involved in helping to validate the technology and the part of the study that provides technological parameters of the therapeutic modality, prepare technologies for data collection, sizing of the Aquilo cryocompression pants for those participants using this treatment, and assisting with writing the technology aspects of the manuscript once all data analysis was complete, but did not participate in data collection or data analyses.
1998) Severe hypothermic injury to the foot and ankle caused by continuous cryocompression therapy.