Cryochaps Equine Ice Therapy Wraps
CRYOCHAPS have been designed not only to help in the rehabilitation after injury and return to exercise, but more importantly, be part of an everyday cool-down routine to focus on recovery & injury prevention.
CRYOCHAPS have been developed to mimic ice bath or cold water immersion which has become part of many athlete’s recovery phase. The general theory behind this cold therapy is that the cold exposure helps to combat the micro trauma (small tears) in tissues & resultant soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise.
The cold therapy constricts blood vessels, which flushes waste products out of the area, it also limits the inflammatory response to reduce swelling & tissue breakdown. The compression created by the Cryochaps sleeve, again helps to reduce the swelling and drives the cold deep into the tissues. It is the removal of the ice and compression that creates a rush of re-oxygenated blood to the area and this is what kick starts the healing process. CRYOCHAPS provide cold therapy & essential compression to be proactive against injury, &, to help the road to recovery.
CRYOCHAPS were designed to meet the following criteria;
Ease of application, wraps are designed as a front, hind or all round wrap and are flexible to fit from 14hh to 18hh horses. They give a secure fit, are re-usable, easy clean, and cover all tendon & ligament structures in the lower leg, from knee/hock to hoof.
They are made in two parts, the ice gel & the compression sleeve. Smooth material is part of the ice gel boot, it will not freeze to the leg & is simple to wash off to keep clean. The gel is made into little gel balls which provide a crunchy malleable gel, that means you can mold nicely to the leg.
Stretch Neoprene makes up the compression sleeve which provides not only a secure fit but helps compress the wrap to the leg, giving the best contact for brilliant cold transfer.