Dragons Den bandage set to save the NHS £20 Million per year



A cooling compression bandage featured on BBC television show Dragons Den, could save the NHS over £20m a year in England and Wales. The Physicool bandage provides cooling, compression and support to reduce pain and swelling after trauma. Physicool can be used to treat inflammation and bruising of muscles, tendons and ligaments. It works by […]


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Taking the chill out of an ice bath



There are several recovery benefits thought to be achieved by plunging into a ice bath after strenuous exercise. Muscle recovery is essential, especially when training to high-intensities or when successively competing day-in-day-out. Ice baths are commonly used to speed up recovery, reduce muscle pain and relieve soreness, and increase successive performance. Many athletes including Paula […]


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Physicool and Knee Replacement Surgery



Around 80,000 knee replacement operations are carried out every year and knee replacements are now more common than hip replacements. The usual reason for a total knee replacement operation is osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis in the knee occurs when the articular cartilage becomes damaged or wastes away through natural wear and tear. The bones have little […]


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Cryotherapy



Cryotherapy is widely used as a beneficial treatment in both the early management and the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries (Kennet, 2007). The temperature of the underlying tissues is reduced by the withdrawal of heat energy away from the body to achieve a therapeutic effect; reducing tissue temperature, blood flow, pain, and metabolism in the affected […]


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Compression with Physicool



Unlike ice-based gels and sprays, Physicool combines compression and support with sustained cooling. Research shows that the therapeutic benefits of cold therapy are enhanced by the simultaneous compression of the affected area (Capps, 2007). The aim of compression is to stop haemorrhage (bleeding) and reduce swelling. Compression is applied to limit the amount of oedema […]


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Physicool study – Knee Replacement / Knee Arthroplastry



Enhancing Post Operative Rehabilitation following Knee Arthroplasty (Knee replacement) Using a New Cryotherapy Product. Physicool – a Prospective Study Aim: To compare a novel cooling product, PhysicoolTM, with a well-established cryotherapy system, CryocuffTM ; using pain scores, range of movement and cost as outcome measures in the early phase following total knee arthroplasty. Method: We prospectively studied […]


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Physicool Review



Do It Now Magazine – Physicool Review The next time you injure yourself, forget about digging in the freezer for a pack of frozen peas or wrapping ice blocks in a tea towel to help reduce the pain and swelling because there’s a new product that is sure to make your life so much easier. […]


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Treating a Sport Injury



Sports Injuries are Increasing. In the wake of the 2012 Olympics, increasing numbers of people have followed their hero’s, becoming more active. But with more action, more and more people are suffering a sport injury. Fortunately, most sports injuries can be treated effectively, and most people who suffer a sport injury can return to physical […]


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