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Premier League top scorer, Jamie Vardy and teammates are seen using the -135°C cryotherapy chamber and seem to be enjoying it!
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CryoAction, the leading provider of whole body cryotherapy solutions, is partnering with Football Medical Association. The association represents & promotes all medical & science personnel in professional league football.
Whole Body Cryotherapy is in use across professional football in English Premier League & Championship, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 & US Major League Soccer. CryoAction is supplying its units to these clubs, offering a range of solutions including fixed and mobile solutions, including rental units. The whole body cryotherapy solutions provided by the company enable rapid recovery for players suffering from fatigue and soft tissue injuries as well as helping players to meet the growing intensity of the game.
CryoAction co-founder and director, Ian Saunders said, ”We are excited to announce our partnership with Football Medical Association. We recognise the tremendous impact that medical and science personnel have on the modern game of football. Partnering with the Football Medical Association allows us to listen to this community and to adapt our solutions to meet their specific needs as well as to collaborate with association members to further the development of cryotherapy in professional football. We look forward to working with the association and its members in the future.”
Commenting on the partnership, Eamonn Salmon, Chief Executive of Football Medical Association, said, ” We are delighted to announce a partnership with CryoAction who have taken the concept of cryotherapy to new levels of application. We very much look forward to developing our partnership and working with them over the coming seasons.”
CryoAction participated in the Football Medical Association conference 2016 held on 21 – 22 May 2016.
CryoAction client, Leicester City Football Club, currently topping the English Premier League, have taken delivery of their new Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber. The unit will be in use as a key component of Leicester City’s recovery and rehabilitation programme for the club’s first , U-21 and academy team players.
The 7 metre purpose- built unit has been installed adjacent to the club’s gymnasium and features a number of special features designed to take full advantage of the new equipment.
The whole body cryotherapy unit delivers treatments to up to 3 player at a time, delivering a 3 minute cycle at temperatures as low as -135°C. The air inside the chamber is cooled by liquid nitrogen and the process is overseen by the team’s medical staff
While in the chamber, the players are treated for the fatigue from intensive training, match day exertions and travel tiredness as well a counteracting any soft tissue injuries that they may have picked up. The players’ body reacts to the extreme cold with a natural reaction called vasocontsriction. This process works by cooling the surface of the skin and the underlying tissues, causing the narrowing of blood vessels and counteracting inflammation, a biological response of tissue and cells to injury and cellular damage. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the body to reduce the impact of soft tissue injury and to kick start the healing process. However, the same receptors involved in pain are also present in inflammation, leading to a cyclical reaction causing the inflammation. These chemical signals released by damaged cells result in dilation of blood vessels, accumulation of white blood cells, warming of tissue and swelling. Cryotherapy combats their response by constricting the blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation. As well as reducing the swelling and resulting pain, cryotherapy can also reduce the loss of function, the potential for muscle spasms and decreases the impact of any long term cellular damage.
The club has enjoyed the use of a loan unit since pre-season and the use of whole body cryotherapy has become an integral feature of the club’s training programme, with most players accessing the unit on a daily basis.
We wish Leicester continued good fortune for the season ahead.
Jamie Vardy, who on Saturday equalled the record for the number of goals scored in consecutive Premier League games, has attributed his presence in the game to Leicester City’s investment in a whole body cryotherapy chamber from CryoAction.
Speaking following scoring an amazing 10 goals in a recent run of 10 successive Premier League games, Jamie said that he might not have been on the pitch, had it not been for a spell in a cryotherapy chamber as he recovers from a hip problem.
Jamie admitted: “I was very close to not playing, I’m not going to lie. Credit to the physios, they were literally working on me constantly. It was frustrating missing the England games but there was no point in risking it. I’d have loved to have played but it gave me a week off to recover.
“Obviously the cryo chamber that we’ve got at the training ground came in useful.
“It is absolutely freezing but it helps you in your recovery, so fair play to the club for getting that in.”
The whole body cryotherapy chamber provided by CryoAction to Leicester City Football Club provides an extreme cold treatment to enable rapid recovery and rehabilitation. The 3 minute treatment is delivered at temperatures as low as -150*C and promotes the reduction of the impact on soft tissue injuries such as the groin problem that could have kept Jamie out of the game and brought his record equalling run to an end.
CryoAction director, Ian Saunders commented, “Obviously we are delighted to have played a role in helping Jamie Vardy in his fantastic record equalling run. This validation from the Premier League’s leading striker is indicative of the benefits that clubs get from installing a CryoAction whole body cryotherapy chamber and the reason why other clubs are now following Leicester City’s example”.