How does it work?
The method using low temperature strength is called cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy is a widely used method in clinical practice.
In OKTO we use cryotherapy for :
- Post-traumatic conditions such as injuries, sprains, spills;
- Post-traumatic joint contractures (immobilization) - "frozen shoulder", elbow contractures, etc.;
- Chronic inflammatory diseases - tendonitis, bursitis, insertionitis, epicondylitis (tennis elbow);
- Muscle pain and cramps;
What are the main benefits?
The main effects that cause the cooling or freezing of a particular skin area are the following:
- Lowering the local temperature;
- Prevention of edema;
- Suppression of inflammatory reactions;
- Vasoconstriction of skin blood vessels;
- Reduction of the pain syndrome;
- Strengthen the flow of nutrients to the site and help remove waste products and free radicals;
Cryotherapy used in OKTO is particularly effective immediately after an injury.
Three phases are observed when applying cold therapy locally :
- Phase of initial vasoconstriction (fading of the skin) - constriction of blood vessels, loss of pain sensitivity, delay of nerve conduction, decrease of muscle activity and tone;
- Phase of active hyperemia (bloodlet and redness) - as a reflex reaction to cold irritation invades arterial blood rich in nutrients, thus stimulating regeneration and restorative processes in tissues;
- Phase of passive hyperaemia (skin bruising) - undesirable in cryotherapy due to constriction of blood vessels and disruption of microcirculation;
OKTO, Sofia chose the best cryotherapy device on the market - namely Cryo 6 of the established German brand Zimmer.
The device works with filtered room air, cooled to -30 C, thus achieving extremely fast cooling.