RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has been used for the treatment of acute and chronic injury and to assist in rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery. Recently introduced into the UK is a device that combines cold therapy and compression therapy into one.
The Game Ready system provides cold and compression through a control unit which can be connected to a number of wraps designed to fit different parts of the body such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and back.
The benefits of cold and compression therapy include
Combining space suit technology, medical research and sports knowledge the control unit provides intermittent compression and adjustable cold therapy. The control device can be adjusted to provide the required level of cold and compression to suit different needs. The device can be used over extended periods including during periods of sleep.
Game Ready cold and compression therapy is being used to treat athletes, people who play sport, active people as well as surgery patients for post operative rehabilitation. The technology is used by orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers.