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COLD AND COMPRESSION THERAPY


Cold therapy (cryotherapy) promotes vasoconstriction and reduces blood flow, reduces inflammation and edema (swelling), decreases muscle spasms, decreases metabolic demand, and safely relieves pain without narcotics. Cold therapy is used immediately following acute injury or surgery and as needed thereafter.

  • Decreases local tissue temperature.1,2
  • Decreases blood flow.3,4,5,6
  • Induces vasoconstriction of arterioles and capillaries.5
  • Improves pain relief.7,8,9,10
  • Decreases muscle spasm and spasticity.2,11
  • Reduces narcotic consumption.7,10,12,13,14,15
  • Enables earlier discontinuation of narcotic pain medication.9
  • Decreases nerve conduction velocity.6,16
  • Improves knee function.7,17
  • Improves range of motion.7,8,15
  • Improves gait.14
  • Decreases swelling.7,10,13,18
  • Decreases lymphatic and venous drainage.3,4,6
  • Decreases formation and accumulation of edema.5,19,20
  • Decreases inflammatory reaction.5,6,19,20
  • Decreases delivery of leukocytes, enterocytes, and phagocytes.5,20
  • Decreases metabolism.5,6,20,21
  • Promotes oxygen tissue saturation at deep tissue level.3,4,6
  • Reduces postoperative blood loss.10,12
  • Reduces likelihood for blood transfusion.10,12
  • Reduces risk of infection.10
  • Promotes less wound discharge.10
  • Shortens hospital admission time.10,22
  • Increases usage/compliance.8,13
  • Improves patient satisfaction.10,14

HEAT THERAPY


Heat therapy (thermotherapy) promotes vasodilation and increases circulation to the injured area to support the lymphatic system and stimulate natural healing, while reducing pain and stiffness. Heat therapy is used after the initial inflammatory response caused by an injury or surgery begins to diminish.

  • Improves pain relief.23,24,25,26,27,28,29
  • Reduces pain intensity.25
  • Significantly increases arterial blood flow.30
  • Improves flexibility.23,24
  • Reduces muscle stiffness.23,24,27
  • Increases ligament elasticity.31
  • Decreases ligament thickness.31
  • Increases median nerve conduction velocity.31
  • Improves disability outcomes.23,24,25

RAPID CONTRAST THERAPY


Rapid contrast therapy (RCT) alternately opens and constricts the vascular system, increasing blood flow to an injured area without causing the accumulation of additional edema (swelling). RCT also helps decrease nerve sensitivity to reduce pain.

  • Increases arterial peripheral blood flow.30,32,33,34
  • Induces vasodilation and vasoconstriction.30,32,33
  • Decreases pain.17,35,36
  • Decreases edema.37
  • Produces significant fluctuations in subcutaneous tissue temperature.32,33
  • Improves knee function.17

INTERMITTENT PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY


Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy (IPC) is used to provide even pressure around an injured area, mechanically reducing the amount of space available for swelling to accumulate, thus increasing lymphatic flow, decreasing swelling, and enhancing tissue healing. IPC has been shown to be most effective when combined with cryotherapy.

  • Increases lymph flow/accelerated lymph flow (optimizes lymph drainage).38,39,40
  • Increases arterial blood flow.41,42,43
  • Decreases venous pressure and reduces venous stasis.41,44
  • Enhances tissue healing.41,42,43
  • Decreases post-traumatic edema.45
  • Decreases acute and subacute swelling due to trauma or surgery.7,10,13,18,46

“A REVOLUTIONARY COMBINATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED MODALITY AND BEST-PRACTICE PROTOCOL.”

Randy R. Hite, MPT, CSCS, SCS, Gillette Physical Therapy

POSITIVE PATIENT SATISFACTION


96%

Provided a better post-op recovery than a previous surgery using a different cold therapy.

87%

Helped reduce the amount of pain medication they took or enabled them to stop taking meds sooner.

98%

Glad their physician or medical provider offered Game Ready as an option for recovery.

“GAME READY ENCOURAGES COMPLIANCE...AND IMPROVES OUTCOMES.”

Kenneth Akizuki, MD, SOAR, Team Physician, San Francisco Giants

CLINICAL STUDY ABSTRACTS


A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized Trial To Evaluate The Efficacy Of A Cryopneumatic Device On Total Knee Arthroplasty Recovery

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Cryocompression Therapy After Elective Arthroplasty Of The Hip

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The Efficacy Of Combined Cryotherapy And Compression Compared With Cryotherapy Alone Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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Cryotherapy With Dynamic Intermittent Compression Improves Recovery From Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Cryotherapy With Dynamic Intermittent Compression For Analgesia After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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“THE MED4 ELITE REPRESENTS THE MOST INNOVATIVE, MOST COMPREHENSIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR INJURY RECOVERY YET.”

Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT, Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation

CASE STUDIES & PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS


Professional Testimonial: Dr. Xavier Cassard, Orthopedic Surgeon
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery with Game Ready…

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Cold & Compression Therapy For “Industrial Athletes”
Employees return to “full duty” much quicker with the help of the Game Ready System…

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Professional Testimonial: Jason Mcwilliams CTA
Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver, Medicine in Motion

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High-performance Rehab
World-renowned clinic uses Game Ready to get top athletes back into top shape…

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Pain Management: Avoiding The Knife
Game Ready Minimizes Pain & Swelling after Non-Surgical Regenerative Procedures

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Faster Post-op Recovery With Reduced Pain Medication
Orthopedic surgery patient reaches key recovery milestones quicker than expected…

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Better Outcomes: One Patient, Three Shoulder Surgeries – The Third With A Very Different Outcome
Game Ready System Hastens Recovery and Improves Rehab after Third Procedure

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“AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ACCELERATED POST-OPERATIVE RECOVERY.”

Sanford Kunkel, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, OrthoIndy

GUIDES


Shoulder Surgery Recovery Timeline + Tips For A Better Recovery

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Getting Back In The Game

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Complete Guide To Accelerating Hip & Groin Recovery

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Complete Guide To Spine And Back Injury Recovery

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Improving Amputee Surgery Recovery And Quality Of Life

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How To Come Back Faster From Knee Surgery

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How To Obtain Game Ready: Your Reimbursement And Financial Guide

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Recovering Faster From Soccer Injuries

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Complete Guide To Upper Extremity Injury & Surgery Recovery

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How New Cryotherapy Techniques Can Benefit Your Patients & Practice

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Intermittent Pneumatic Compression And Cryotherapy For Post-operative Patient Care

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“THE BEST SYSTEM I'VE EVER SEEN FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIVERSE INJURIES.”

Chris Spalding, ATC, Director of Sports Medicine & Rehab, US Navy SWCC/SEALS

WHO USES GAME READY?


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