Pro-Ice cold compression therapy unit
Our Launceston clinic is equipped with a Pro-Ice cold compression unit. This portable unit integrates proven cold and compression therapies (ie. RICES) that sets a new standard in the care of acute soft tissue injury and post-surgical recovery.
The PRo-ICE machine works by cycling ice cold water through a cuff along with an air chamber that provides 15 to 75mmHg compression levels to the injured area. At FARC we have compression cuffs for the foot/ankle, knee and thigh.
When used in the initial stages following acute soft tissue injuries, integrated active compression and cold therapies units are very effective at:
• reducing pain
• reducing swelling
• reducing muscle spasms
• enhancing lymphatic function, and
• encourage oxygenated blood flow
• reducing the need to take oral pain relieving and antinflammatory medications.
• These units are commonly found in most AFL, NRL & A League team medical treatment rooms.
Our Pro-Ice Unit is available at our Launceston clinic only and is also available for hire for individual and sports team use.