Cryotherapy

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    • Cold induced vasodilation
      • Compensatory vasodilation occurs
      • Alternating constriction/ dilation
    • Lewis Hunting Response
      • Vasoconstriction alternates with dilation so extremities receive a burst of warmth to restore functioning
    • Contraindications
      • Hypersensitivity to cold
      • Psychological aversion
      • Circulatory insufficiency
    • Precautions
      • Avoid chest region
      • Caution at groin
      • Chest for frostbite or ice burn
    • Application
      • Cyrocuff
      • Cold immersion
      • Commercial packs
      • Ice packs
      • Ice massage
      • Cold spray/ gel
      • Kriotherapy
  • Avoid lengthy treatment on left shoulder
    • Precautions
      • Avoid chest region
      • Caution at groin
      • Chest for frostbite or ice burn

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