Last updated 2 months ago
NormaTec is a company that produces pneumatic medicine systems, such as its Recovery Systems. Pneumatic medicine is a noninvasive approach to promoting pain management for those who suffer from sports injuries or conditions relating to poor circulation. It involves the use of dynamic compression. If you’re looking for a safe, effective sports injury therapy or pain relief system, then the NormaTec Recovery Systems could be right for you.
Almost everyone is a good candidate for pneumatic medicine with the NormaTec Recovery System. Countless professional and amateur athletes have successfully used the system to recover faster, train at a more intense level, and improve their performance. The system has even been used by Navy SEALs and teams in the NFL, NBA, and NHL. However, the system isn’t only ideal for athletes. You could also benefit from a session with the NormaTec Recovery System if you suffer from a condition related to circulation, such as swollen legs, diabetic foot wounds, varicose veins, cellulitis, and cramping or pain in the legs.
The NormaTec Recovery System consists of high-tech compression devices that fit over a client’s entire legs and feet or arms, depending on the client’s needs. The system uses sequential pulse technology to mimic the legs’ natural muscle pump actions. This enhances circulation, enabling swelling to decrease and oxygen to readily flow. The improved flow of blood and oxygen promotes rapid wound healing. The dynamic compression also accelerates the removal of metabolites from the limbs.
Athletes are thrilled with the results of the NormaTec Recovery System, which enables them to perform at their optimum level. Individuals suffering from circulatory conditions have reported greatly enhanced mobility, rapid wound healing, decreased swelling, and eliminated pain.
Residents of the Dallas area who are interested in trying the NormaTec Recovery System are invited to schedule a session at CryoUSA. Our wellness center specializes in sports injury therapy and pain management. Contact us today at (888) 310-4691 with any questions you may have.
Last updated 2 months ago
The prospect of pain following a surgery isn’t a pleasant one. Fortunately, there are a number of methods you can use to reduce your pain and improve your healing process. In addition to working with your doctors and surgeon, your post-surgery pain management plan may include cryotherapy sessions, anti-gravity treadmill sessions, NormaTec sequential compression, and kinetic sports therapy.
Work with Your Doctor
It’s particularly important to adhere closely to your doctor’s instructions following a surgery. Let your surgical care team know exactly where your pain is and how intense it is. The more information your doctors have about your pain, the better they are able to develop an effective post-surgery pain management plan for you. If you’re considering using cryotherapy or any of the other modalities offered at CryoUSA after your surgery, make sure you clear it with your doctor ahead of time.
Schedule a Cryotherapy Session
Research has shown that cryotherapy is particularly effective in pain management following a surgery. According to Medscape, a study evaluated pain levels in two groups of post-surgical patients: those who received cryotherapy versus those who only used narcotic pain relievers. The morning after surgery, those who used cryotherapy reported an average pain level of 3.12 as compared to 4.86 for those who didn’t. The discrepancies in the pain scores continued to increase as time elapsed after surgery. Plus, the group using cryotherapy was able to reduce their intake of narcotic pain relievers, lowering their risk of serious side effects.
Walk or Run on an Anti-Gravity Treadmill
An anti-gravity treadmill is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a specially designed treadmill that uses an air system to reduce your body weight as you walk or run. This can enable individuals recovering from surgery to become physically active much sooner, which can help reduce the risk of serious complications such as blood clots. It can also be used to complement physical therapy to accelerate healing.
If you’re looking for post-surgery pain management options in the Dallas area, look no further than CryoUSA. Our active recovery center works with a wide range of clients, including athletes, clients who suffer from systemic inflammation such as arthritis, those interested in skin rejuvenation, and those who are recovering from surgery. You can contact us at (888) 310-4691 to schedule an appointment for cryotherapy, or a session on our anti-gravity treadmill, NormaTec compression, or session with one of our kinetic sports therapy specialists.
Last updated 3 months ago
A total knee replacement is a type of surgery performed to improve range of motion and alleviate the pain that occurs with osteoarthritis and other ailments. However, it does require a long recovery period. For improved joint pain relief, you’ll need to work with a physical therapist for at least several months. Most people can expect to return to work by the third month, provided the knee has achieved ideal flexion.
Watch this video to hear an orthopedic surgeon explain the recovery process after a total knee replacement. He delves into the details of what you can expect during the third month after your surgery and reiterates the importance of physical therapy.
Cryotherapy offers a range of benefits, including improved recovery after suffering an injury or undergoing surgery. To learn more, call CryoUSA of Dallas at (214) 389-6460 and ask us about cryotherapy for joint pain relief.
Last updated 3 months ago
AlterG is an anti-gravity treadmill that is gaining widespread attention for its remarkable potential in assisting individuals rehabilitating from surgery. The treadmill works via an air system, which reduces the weight on the lower body. The end result is that the individual feels as though he or she is walking or running in a reduced gravity environment. AlterG can provide highly precise weight reduction that can be set to as little as 20 percent of the client’s body weight.
Following a hip or knee surgery, individuals struggle with limited mobility. Until recovery is complete, their range of motion, strength, and endurance is reduced. However, after completing sessions on the AlterG, clients find that their gait pattern is greatly improved. The AlterG also offers psychological benefits for individuals who find limited movement after surgery to be frustrating.
CryoUSA proudly offers the state-of-the-art AlterG to clients in the Dallas area. We also provide cryotherapy for total body wellness and sports injury prevention. To schedule a session, call our wellness center at (214) 389-6460.