Student-athletes can sustain a number of injuries during their athletic careers, and those injuries can have a lasting impact on them further down the line. That’s where CryoFit comes in: our whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) treatments can help prevent and treat those conditions.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy exposes the body to dry, cold air for 1 – 3 minutes. This treatment comes with a host of benefits, including improved energy, circulation, sleep, etc., and is most effective when used regularly.
Preventing Injuries and Arthritis
WBC is a proven preventative strategy against inflammation and soreness associated with exercise (Lombardi et al., 2017). Injuries can pull student-athletes out of their sport for varying amounts of time, which is why preventative methods like WBC are so important to maintain.
Sports injuries can also lead to oesteoarthritis, but WBC can help. Among its other benefits, WBC has also been found to prevent and treat pain in patients with osteoarthritis (Barlowska-Trybulec, 2021).
In addition to preventing injuries, cryotherapy can also be used to treat injuries or pain. In fact, according to Lombardi et al. (2017), WBC led to improvement in “muscular tiredness, pain, and well-being after strenuous exercise” (p. 13). Between conditioning, practices, and games, student-athletes are regularly pushing their bodies to extremes. WBC can help treat student-athletes so they can perform their best and prevent serious problems in their futures.
WBC can benefit student-athletes both now during their athletic careers and later in life. Contact CryoFit today to get started and work toward preventing injury and arthritis down the line.
Barlowska-Trybulec, M., Szklarczyk, J., Jaworek, J. (2021). The influence of whole body cryotherapy on plasma concentration of melatonin and serotonin in patients with osteoarthrosis of the lumbar spine. Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, 13(1), 55-61. doi: 10.29359/BJHPA.13.1.07
Lombardi, G., Ziemann, E., & Banfi, G. (2017). Whole-body cryotherapy in athletes: From therapy to stimulation. An updated review of the literature. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 258. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2017.00258