Cryotherapy research

Cryotherapy research

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Credit: PATRICE LATRON/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cryotherapy research. Athlete in a cryotherapy chamber during research to determine the therapeutic effects of the cold on an athlete's recovery after exercise. After a strenuous physical fitness test the athlete spends time in a cryotherapy chamber. Cryotherapy is a medical therapy technique that uses low temperatures. It is most commonly used to decrease cellular metabolism, inflammation, pain and spasm, in order to promote healing. Cryogenic chamber therapy (seen here) is a form of whole body cryotherapy that places the patient in a specially designed chamber for a short period. Photographed at the INSEP (Institut National du Sport et de l'Education Physique), Paris, France.

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