The effect of ice on acute soft tissue injuries
Sunday 01st January 2012 - Article 6
This research project investigates the effects of cryotherapy on acute soft tissue injuries caused in a sporting environment. Cryotherapy has many different aspects surrounding the usage of such modalities. The research project will discuss several areas including the clinical effects of cryotherapy, modality options and phase change, application times and protocols and the effects of nerve conduction velocity and the pain gate cycle upon pain relief as a result of cryotherapy treatment. Differing theories related to the effect of cryotherapy on pain relief will be evaluated in an attempt to establish the most supported theory for this effect. Also the effects of different cryotherapy modalities will be discussed to establish if there is a difference in the effects produce between different modalities.