US Cryotherapy Utilized Only at SMC Outpatient Rehabilitation

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July 27, 2013 by Kristin Sanborn, Marketing Director at SMC Rehabilitation

Springhill Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department is the only place in the Southeast that utilizes a new cold air therapy device called US Cryotherapy.  The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek word “cryo” meaning “cold.”  Cryotherapy is localized or whole-body exposure to cold air treatments which decreases inflammation, pain and spasms, while promoting healing. 
Localized cold air therapy can best be described as a “shock and contrast” treatment.  A hyper-circulatory response is created when skin temperature drops rapidly during treatment and rises again following treatment, reducing inflammation fast while promoting regeneration.  It is a non-invasive option for people seeking fast muscle and joint recovery from injury, inflammation, fatigue and pain.
US Cryotherapy is better than alternate cold air therapies for many reasons.  It can reduce skin temperature to <32°F and maintain the reduced temperature for up to 80 minutes.  Treatment time is only 1-2 minutes and patient discomfort is none to minimal.  Patients experience improved range of motion and mobility post treatment and inflammation is eliminated rapidly due to enhanced circulation.
As more people discover its benefits, cold air therapy is growing and being used all over the world. 
Professional sports teams in the United States, including the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL, are currently using cryotherapy.  Experience the benefits of US Cryotherapy for yourself at Springhill Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department.  We care about our patients and with US Cryotherapy we are committed to a faster recovery for all.
Springhill Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department is hosting an Open House that will take place Thursday, August 1, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The brand new facility is located behind the hospital (formerly the Gerald Wallace Auditorium) at 100 Memorial Hospital Drive.  Visit with the staff and learn about all of the physical, occupation and speech therapy services available for adults and children.  Walk-in appointments and same day services are often available.  Lunch will be provided.  Call 251-340-0688 to reserve your spot.
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