Each individual’s rehabilitation journey will differ, so will the determination to complete prescribed exercises. We always aim to get clients back on routine as quickly and safely as possible.
At Progressive, we utilise the GameReady Med 4 Elite injury recovery system to fast track the rehabilitation process in the acute stages. This method is proven to enhance the initial recovery process and is beneficial post-surgery. Although commonly used in the acute phase, the GameReady is useful throughout any stage of the injury rehabilitation process.
So, how does GameReady actually work?
The GameReady system combines cryotherapy with intermittent compression, so hot and cold compression therapy, to optimise therapeutic benefits after injury or surgery. This method reduces time spent in the acute inflammatory phase, reduces pain and improves range of motion.
Driven by technological leadership and inspired by human endeavour, this innovative tool provides optimal benefit during the rehabilitation process. With a strong evidence base, we utilise this tool with clients to maximise the benefits during their rehabilitation journey with us.
With dual wrap action combining cryotherapy and intermittent compression. Together, the hot and cold compression methods reduce fluid and limit bleeding within the joint. At the tissue level, the blood vessels constrict and fluid outflow into the interstitial space is reduced.
Cryotherapy reduces the number of white blood cells that migrate to the injury or surgical site. It reduces their release of inflammatory chemicals and will help slow down the conduction of pain nerve signals.
The intermittent compression is the cuffs that fill with air and squeeze the area. This will increase the blood flow through the veins. In combination, cryotherapy and intermittent compression provide therapeutic benefits that will reduce the pain and swelling of the affected area.
Cold and hot therapy
Cold therapy promotes Vasoconstriction meaning the reduction of blood flow and the reduction of inflammation and swelling to the injured site. Cold therapy also reduces the occurrence of muscle spasms and imbalances that may be felt as a result of an injury.
Heat therapy promotes vasodilation where the blood vessels are diluted, decreasing the amount of blood pressure experienced. With an increase in circulation to the injured site, heat therapy works to support the lymphatic system, reducing pain and stiffness to the injured site.
In conjunction, the cold and hot therapy is what makes GameReady a unique tool. We regularly use this tool where appropriate to promote a safe and fast recovery to get you back to your routine post-injury or surgery.