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What is Kinesiology Taping?

Exercise can be rough, even without any injuries or sore muscles. But if you have a   nagging injury or your muscles become fatigued, it can sometimes seem unbearable. Don’t let that keep you from attaining your goals. While you don’t want to push yourself if you are injured, there are some methods to help you keep going through a minor injury or sore, fatigued muscles.

Athletic training tape techniques can help to reduce pain and inflammation of your muscles. One such technique is kinesiology tape. Kinesiology Tape can be used on acute and chronic sports injuries. It can also be used to help with various conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions, and more. It can help to improve circulation and reduce swelling in the area where you have been injured.

Kinesiology tape is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion. The tape is scientifically designed to provide muscular and structural support where it is applied, allowing for the strained or injured area to recover. It is applied over muscles and joints to reduce pain and inflammation, and support muscles in movement on a constant basis.

Depending on how it is applied, kinesiology taping can also increase blood flow and can help with swelling and lymphatic drainage. Our recovery specialists at the Sports Recovery Annex are trained to customize athletic training tape techniques for individual clients and injuries. The athletic trainer will first clean the area that is being taped with alcohol. This will ensure that the kinesiology tape will stick. Next, the area will be sprayed with a quick-drying adhesive. After the spray dries, the tape will be applied. The length and stretch of the tape applied will depend upon the muscle and the condition being treated.

The athletic trainers at Sports Recovery Annex can counsel you on whether kinesiology tape or any other athletic training tape techniques are required for your condition.

Book an Athletic Training Tape Technique Session

If you are experiencing fatigued muscles or if an injury is bothering you during exercise, you will see benefits in your recovery and performance if you work with us at Sports Recovery Annex. We promise to use our skills and expertise to help you feel better and get you back in the game. 

Athletic training tape techniques such as kinesiology tape are just one method that our training and recovery specialists at Sports Recovery Annex might recommend for you. Our team at the annex are experts in injury evaluation, functional movement screening, kinesiology, taping, sports stretching, and more. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our athletic training in Jacksonville services page or call us at 9046133241  to book an injury evaluation today!

How to Prevent a Sports Injury

Sports are fun, rewarding, and competitive, but they are also physically demanding and rough on the body. Injuries are bound to happen and when they do they can be devastating. A sports injury can keep an athlete on the sidelines for weeks, months, an entire season, or completely end their athletic career.

No matter the sport, there is a risk of a sports injury. The most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, and stress fractures. Although sports injuries are not completely avoidable, there are things you can do to prevent/reduce the risk of a sports injury. For this blog article, we share some ways you can work to prevent a sports injury:

  • Schedule rest/off days (at least one day a week) from your sport to allow your body to properly recover. 
  • Wear the appropriate gear such as pads, helmets, mouthpieces, protective cups, eyewear, and more. 
  • Take time throughout the week and month to strengthen muscles with conditioning exercises. 
  • Stretch before and after practices and games to increase flexibility. 
  • Use proper techniques when playing your sport. 
  • Take breaks during practice and games when needed to reduce injuries or overheating. 
  • Do not play through pain. 
  • Follow all safety rules of the sport. 
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after you play the sport. 

If you’re an athlete, you will likely experience soreness, pain, or an injury from your activity at some point in your life. Even with the proper prevention techniques, not all injuries are preventable, especially those caused by an outside party or an unforeseen incident. 

If you fall victim to a sports injury, we can help treat you. Through sports medicine and athletic training, our team at Sports Recovery Annex uses innovative techniques and training methods to treat our clients based on their individual needs and injuries.

We treat acute injuries, such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as overuse injuries, like tendinitis and stress fractures. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, student-athlete, or professional athlete, our trained medical staff will analyze your injury and create a custom treatment plan for a speedy recovery.

Book an Athletic Training Session in Jacksonville, Florida

If you are an athlete and are experiencing a sports injury, you will see benefits in your recovery and performance if you work with us at Sports Recovery Annex. We promise to use our skills and expertise to help you feel better and get you back in the game.

Our training and recovery specialists are experts in injury evaluation, functional movement screening, kinesiology, taping, sports stretching, and more. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff all who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our athletic training in Jacksonville services page or call us at 904-613-3241 to book an injury evaluation today!

What is Functional Movement Screening? 

If you are an athlete or overall active individual, you will experience soreness, pain, or an injury as a result of an activity at some point throughout your life. The more you push your body, the more the chances of hurting your body are increased.

At Sports Recovery Annex, our athletic trainers use a variety of innovative technology and training methods to treat our clients based on their individual recovery needs and injuries. 

For this article, we focus on functional movement screening (FMS), an innovative system that is used to evaluate the quality of movement patterns in people of all ages. FMS was created to measure motor control of movement patterns, so pain or limitations can be quickly identified and addressed. 

Functional movement screenings will show asymmetries in your body, informing you of which movements need the most assistance. Following these screenings, corrective exercises and treatments may be prescribed to improve movement quality and help you overcome any deficiencies. FMS is the first step to minimizing your risk of injury by finding and fixing your weakest link.

Some FMS exercises include:

  • Deep squat – A deep squat can show total extremity mobility, postural control, and pelvic and core stability. 
  • Hurdle step – A hurdle step can show how well a person can walk, stabilize oneself, and accelerate. 
  • Inline lunge – An inline lunge can show a person’s ability to decelerate, as all as their rotational and lateral movement capacity. 
  • Shoulder mobility – A shoulder mobility test shows the relationship between the scapular-thoracic region, thoracic spine, and rib cage. 
  • Active straight leg raise – An active straight leg raise shows the range of hip flexion, range of hip extension, and core stability. 
  • Trunk stability push-up – A trunk stability push up test assesses the stability of the core. 
  • Rotary stability – A rotary stability tests rotary stability in the core, pelvis, and shoulder girdle. 

During an FMS test, a person is scored between a zero to three for each movement. A zero score is given when you experience pain during the movement, a one indicates the person was not able to complete the movement properly, a two means the person completed the movement but had to compensate, and a three indicates the movement was performed as directed and no compensations were needed. 

FMS is a great tool for athletes, active people, and individuals with injuries to see how well they move and how they can strengthen their body to improve certain movements. 

Book an Athletic Training FMS Session in Jacksonville, Florida

If you are an athlete, exercise often, are experiencing pain or have fallen victim to an injury, you will notice improvements in your recovery and performance when you participate in an FMS session. At Sports Recovery Annex, our training and recovery specialists are highly experienced in FMS.

At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer a variety of athletic training services including but not limited to, FMS, injury evaluation, digital imaging, kinesiology taping, sports stretching, and custom orthotics. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board certified physicians, and support staff all who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, check out our athletic training services page or call us at a 904-613-3241 to book an FMS session today! 

What is Athletic Training?

In short, athletic training (often known as sports medicine) can be described as the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.

At Sports Recovery Annex, our Sports Medicine and Athletic Training services include the following:

  • Injury Evaluation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Sports Stretching
  • Custom Orthotics

You can learn more about each of these unique athletic training services by visiting our Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Page.

What do Athletic Trainers Do?
Athletic trainers are qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals. Often the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, Athletic Trainers are able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. As a part of the healthcare industry, the services Athletic Trainers can provide often include primary care, injury and illness prevention, emergent care, wellness promotion and education, examination and clinical diagnosis, as well as therapeutic services.

Often, athletic trainers are confused with personal trainers; however, there is a large difference. Unlike personal trainers, athletic trainers are considered to be healthcare workers. A major role of any athletic trainer, no matter their field, is to prevent and diagnose muscle/bone injuries. Athletic trainers work under a licensed physician and are involved with choosing treatment and recovery methods. In addition, athletic trainers are responsible for keeping up to date with laws and regulations.

The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about our professional and experienced Athletic Trainers by visiting our About Us page.

Book an Athletic Training Appointment in Jacksonville with a Certified Athletic Trainer

Our athletic training specialists at Sports Recovery Annex know that sports-related injuries need to be evaluated and treated quickly to get you back in action. We treat acute injuries, such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as overuse injuries, like tendinitis and stress fractures. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, student athlete or professional athlete, our certified athletic trainers will analyze your injury and create a custom treatment plan for a speedy recovery.

At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer a wide array of athletic training sessions, including injury evaluation, digital imaging, kinesiology taping and more.

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained medical team includes nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff — all who will work diligently to keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

We are currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic with normal hours. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus and updates from the CDC closely. We are taking these COVID- 19 precautions to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients.

To learn more about our services, click Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Page or call us at a 904-613-3241 to book an athletic training session today!

How Often Should You Do Cryotherapy and Why?

Cryotherapy is a great cold therapy used by people and athletes of all levels. Cryotherapy can help speed up your body’s healing process as it reduces blood flow to the injured areas, thus reducing swelling and inflammation. 

People elect cryotherapy because it is quick and comfortable compared to other forms of cold therapy. Deciding on how often you should get cryotherapy treatments varies based on your needs, injury, schedule, and availability. However, just like exercise, diet, and other forms of therapy, consistency is key to see long-term results and to keep inflammation reduced in the body. 

In most cases, you will begin to feel the benefits of cryotherapy after three to five consecutive sessions. To keep the benefits occurring, many people generally do cryotherapy treatments one to three times a week. 

For elite athletes or people in training, you may want and benefit from daily cryotherapy sessions due to the extremes you are putting their body through. These frequent treatments will allow your bodies to return to their training quicker. In fact, some athletes even elect to do a cryotherapy session twice a day.

Book a Cryotherapy Treatment in Jacksonville, Florida

When deciding how often to get cryotherapy, talk to a cryotherapy specialist, like a member of our team at the Sports Recovery Annex. You want to make sure you’re doing the right amount to see the most benefits for your unique situation and needs.

Whether you exercise often or have an injury from a recent activity, you will see a tremendous difference in your recovery if you try cryotherapy. To find a treatment plan that works for you, you can talk to a member of our team at the Sports Recovery Annex. For those who train hard or have injuries, cryotherapy is far more effective and comfortable than an ice bath or ice packs, and each treatment only takes a few minutes! 

At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer whole-body cryotherapy sessions. During these sessions, you will stand in a chamber (cryosauna) wearing only gloves, socks, underwear, and booties for up to three minutes as the chamber is filled with a nitrogen vapor to drop the temperature. Your body will be surrounded by cold air, and the temperature will drop as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the session, the body’s core temperature remains the same while only the skin gets cold. One of our cryotherapy technicians will be there to talk you through the entire experience. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine team includes nationally certified athletic trainers, board certified physicians, and support staff — all who will work diligently to keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

We are currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic with normal hours. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus and updates from the CDC closely. We are taking these COVID- 19 precautions to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients. 

To learn more about our services, click our cryotherapy in Jacksonville page or call us at 904-613-3241 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today! 

How Cryotherapy Helps Injury Recovery

Whether you train as a professional, play on your high school’s varsity team, or do bodybuilding at the gym, cryotherapy is a great cold therapy used by athletes of all levels. 

If you have an injury or sore muscles from a prior workout, cryotherapy can help accelerate your recovery. A speedy recovery can allow you to return to your routine and training quicker, thus leading to better results. 

Cryotherapy is a common method for treating sport injuries, whether its swelling, chronic pain, or a pulled muscle. Its cold treatment helps the body recover and rejuvenate. Cold therapy does far more for your injury and/or soreness than an ice pack or ice bath. 

How does cryotherapy help a person’s injury? 

It can help speed up the healing process. Cryotherapy reduces blood flow to the injured area, which will reduce swelling and inflammation. It can reduce pain by numbing the affected area, and can even lessen muscle spasm and decrease tissue damage by reducing metabolism. 

Although an ice pack can temporarily relieve pain and swelling, its long term benefits are lacking. In order for an ice pack to be effective it needs to penetrate the skin deep enough, which is often difficult due to an ice pack’s inconsistent temperature. With cryotherapy, the machine’s (cryosauna) temperature gets to about -200 degrees Fahrenheit and applies a constant flow of this cold temperature to your body for a few minutes. When leaving the cryotherapy chamber, your body fights to warm up at a rapid rate due to the shock of the extreme cold. The freezing temperatures of cryotherapy produce more and better physiological responses. 

In addition to speeding up recovery time, cryotherapy is more comfortable and less time consuming than ice baths and icing. Some of the world’s best athletes, such as LeBron James and Floyd Mayweather, use cryotherapy to help them heal and enhance their performance, and you should too!

Book a Cryotherapy Treatment in Jacksonville, Florida

If you are an athlete or exercise often, you will see a tremendous difference in your recovery if you try cryotherapy. At Sports Recovery Annex, we are experts in cryotherapy and are available to discuss and schedule your treatment. 

If you are looking to heal your body and think cryotherapy will work for you, we recommend you try a session! For those who train hard or have injuries, cryotherapy is more effective and more comfortable than an ice bath or ice packs, and each treatment just takes a few minutes.

At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer whole-body cryotherapy sessions. During a session, you will stand in a cryosauna chamber wearing only gloves, socks, underwear, and booties for three minutes as the chamber is filled with a safe nitrogen vapor. Your body will be surrounded by cold air, and the temperature will drop as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the session, the body’s core temperature remains the same while the skin gets cold. One of our cryotherapy technicians will be there to talk you through the entire experience. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff all who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our cryotherapy in Jacksonville page or call us at 904-613-3241 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today! 

Communities Working Together To Support Healthcare

Jacksonville, Florida — Understanding that the rapid spread of COVID-19 is causing emergency rooms to be overcrowded, a woman visited Iselborn Health & Wellness with a swollen ankle. In no time, the patient was seen by Iselborn Health & Wellness’ Licensed Chiropractic Physician, received an x-ray, and got the news she had a fractured ankle. Following the diagnosis, the staff provided their patient with a treatment plan, as well as follow-up techniques to prevent long-term effects. “Many people do not realize our facilities can diagnose such injuries — or better yet, treat them.” stated Kaitlyn Iselborn, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Assistant Medical Director at Iselborn Health & Wellness and Sports Recovery Annex.

Amidst the chaos brought about by COVID-19, local, family-owned company Iselborn Health & Wellness and their sister company, Sports Recovery Annex, are doing everything they can to lighten the visits to our community’s medical centers. Both companies have a staff of certified medical personnel, as well as necessary medical equipment to diagnose and treat many different conditions.  

“We understand that a majority of the population is being asked to stay at home by working remotely, going to school online, etc. As a result, people are resorting to trying new activities/workouts that they are unfamiliar with. These could include taking on home improvement tasks, or finding creative ways to entertain their kids. Consequently, taking on such tasks can at times lead to injuries, such as broken bones, falls, strains and sprains, acute back pain, any orthopedic related pain, migraines, etc. Our medical personnel are specifically trained to manage these conditions, lessening the stress on our emergency facilities.” stated Ashley Iselborn, Recovery Specialist at Iselborn Health & Wellness and Sports Recovery Annex.

For a limited time, both clinics are offering a FREE injury assessment clinic Monday through Friday from 9 – 11 am, where patients will receive a free consultation with one of our providers who can determine what course of action needs to be taken based on each individual’s presentation. “We know that times are difficult for everyone right now, and we want to do anything we can to help,” stated Dr. Kaitlyn. 

Even with many businesses forced to shut down to prevent the spread of the virus, organizations considered “essential” by the Department of Homeland Security will remain open – physical therapy and chiropractic offices (Iselborn Health & Wellness and Sports Recovery Annex) included.  

While you’re participating in at-home workouts and inventing creative entertainment for your kids, you may fall victim to an injury. If this is the case, avoid the emergency room or urgent care facilities and schedule an appointment with a health and wellness or sports recovery facility, such as Sports Recovery Annex or Iselborn Health & Wellness

Both Sports Recovery Annex and Iselborn Health & Wellness are actively monitoring the coronavirus and updates from the CDC closely. The facilities are taking the following precautions to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients:

  1. The facilities are limiting visits to the patients only, and are asking that patients do not come with other family members or friends.
  2. They are encouraging clients to come as close to the time of their appointment as they can to help them with social distancing and limiting interactions inside.
  3. They are pre-screening all patients with the standard questions being asked as recommended by the CDC.
  4. They are taking patient temperatures when you arrive. If a patient’s temperature is above 99.6 they will be sent home.
  5. They have distanced the chairs in their waiting room to ensure they meet the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing.
  6. They are limited to no more than 2 sessions on the floor at one time.

Is Cryotherapy Right For You?

Cryotherapy isn’t a new type of therapy, but it’s only been used in Western countries for the past few decades. During a cryotherapy session, the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures (colder than -200 degrees Fahrenheit) for several minutes. 

Why are more people becoming interested in this type of therapy? Cryotherapy has been known to heal and strengthen the body. In Eastern countries, cryotherapy was used years before to help treat multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Now, cryotherapy is shown to also help with weight loss, energy, skin, mood, and muscle soreness. 

If you need to lose a substantial amount of weight or have an injury that requires surgery, cryotherapy isn’t going to solve all your problems. This type of therapy is used to supplement other health and wellness benefits you are incorporating in your life; it cannot specifically be used to treat a medical disease, condition, or illness. 

Some benefits of cryotherapy include: muscle and joint pain relief, younger-looking skin, better energy and mood, and weight loss. A study shared in a 2017 article from the International Journal of Sports Medicine said cryotherapy can be effective in reducing muscle pain, inflammation, and cell damage. Research has shown that active people and athletes feel like they can recover faster using this type of therapy. 

When it comes to weight loss, the cold temperatures force your body to work harder to stay warm, which will make you burn more calories and repeated use can boost your metabolism. However, it’s proven to be more successful to lose weight through diet and exercise. 

When it comes to mood, it is believed endorphins are released during the therapy, which can help you feel better overall, but this is not a treatment for anxiety, depression, or a mental illness. 

Cryotherapy is not safe for everyone. It’s advised that pregnant women and those with severe hypertension and other heart issues should not use it. Those with neuropathy or other nerve issues should also avoid this type of therapy. Children under 18 can receive cryotherapy treatment but need parental consent.

Book a Cryotherapy Treatment in Jacksonville, Florida

Cryotherapy isn’t right for everyone, but it can give great results to those looking to feel better and heal their bodies in a supplemental way. We are experts in cryotherapy and you can talk to our team at the Sports Recovery Annex to see if this treatment is right for you. 

If you are looking to heal your body and think cryotherapy will work for you, we recommend you try a session! For those who train hard or have injuries, cryotherapy is more effective and more comfortable than an ice bath, and each treatment just takes a few minutes! 

At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer whole-body cryotherapy sessions where you will stand in a chamber (cryosauna) wearing only gloves, socks, underwear, and booties for three minutes as the chamber is filled with a nitrogen vapor to drop the temperature. Your body will be surrounded by cold air, and the temperature will drop as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the session, the body’s core temperature remains the same while only the skin gets cold. One of our cryotherapy technicians will be there to talk you through the entire experience. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff all who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our cryotherapy in Jacksonville page or call us at a 904-613-3241 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today! 

 

Getting The Most From Your Cryotherapy Session

Cryotherapy is a cold therapy where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. It will decrease the amount of time it takes your body to recover and will cause immediate pain relief. You want to get the most from your cryotherapy session, so here are a few things you can do beforehand to help you get the best results and benefits.

  1. Train and exercise hard before or after a cryotherapy session so you can see and feel reduced inflammation, muscle soreness, and joint pain.
  2. Focus on a balanced and healthy nutrition and diet plan to reach your health and fitness goals. Next, book a cryotherapy session to help you lose the last few percentages of body fat, firm up skin, flush toxins, renew cells, and reset the metabolism.
  3. Book a cryotherapy session after a physical therapy appointment. This can help with healing faster after those other treatments.
  4. Book a cryotherapy session after a night out as it may relieve hangover symptoms and give your energy you wouldn’t have necessarily had that day.
  5. Talk to your doctor and make sure it’s OK for you to get a cryotherapy session. These sessions aren’t good for everyone, especially people with certain heart conditions, nerve damage, and hypertension.
  6. Make sure you’re properly covered on your hands, feet, ears, and face if your cryotherapy location uses liquid nitrogen.
  7. Call or email ahead to find out the proper attire to wear to your cryotherapy session so you can get the most comfort and benefits out of your treatment.
  8. Make sure you are fully dry before entering the cryotherapy session.
  9. Do your research! Learn what cryotherapy is and how it works and if it’s right for you and your body.
  10. Do not go in cryo if you’ve been fasting. Make sure you’ve eaten within the last hour.

Looking for Cryotherapy Treatment in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you are looking to heal your body and think cryotherapy will work for you, we recommend you try a session! For those who train hard or have injuries, cryotherapy is more effective and more comfortable than an ice bath, and each treatment just takes three minutes!

At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer whole-body cryotherapy sessions where you will stand in a chamber (cryosauna) wearing only gloves, socks, underwear, and booties for three
minutes as the chamber is filled with a nitrogen vapor to drop the temperature. Your body will be surrounded by cold air, and the temperature will drop as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the session, the body’s core temperature remains the same while only the skin gets cold. One of our cryotherapy technicians will be there to talk you through the entire experience.

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff all who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our cryotherapy in Jacksonville page or call us at 904-613-3241 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today!

The Benefits of Cryotherapy

In recent years, you may have heard the term “cryotherapy” mentioned and used by athletes, celebrities, fitness professionals, and even your family and friends. So, what exactly is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, or “cold therapy,” is an innovative technology and technique when the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. Cryotherapy is a growing trend, and for good reason: it helps the body!

Here are several benefits of cryotherapy:

Pain Management: Cryotherapy can help reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain in the whole body. It is said to help reduce aches and pains.

Recovery: After a workout, cryotherapy helps with reducing inflammation and speeds up the muscle recovery process, even more so than an ice bath.

Mental Health: Cryotherapy surrounds the body with extremely low temperatures, and research has shown that exposing the body to cold temperatures helps release endorphins, which is the “happiness” hormone.

Weight Management: Although there is no direct correlation between weight loss and this type of cold therapy, many cryotherapy users said it has helped them achieved weight loss goals if they do it on a regular basis. A study in the Nature Journal Scientific Reports found evidence that exposure to cold temperatures could transform the type of fat we form in our bodies and possibly even help people burn off excess body fat.

Other health benefits:

  • A decrease in muscle spasms
  • Edema management
  • Reduction of spasticity
  • Relieves pregnancy in back pain, muscle spasms, and cramps
  • Reduction in fever
  • Soothes an irritated nervous system
  • Acute post-surgical conditions management
  • Increase in metabolism
  • Boosts energy
  • Boosts immune system
  • Reduces the metabolism of cells
  • Increases active performance
  • Increases stamina

Looking for Cryotherapy in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you are an active person, suffer from chronic pain or aches, or looking to feel better overall, cryotherapy can be a great solution for you. Cryotherapy is more effective and more comfortable than an ice bath, and each treatment just takes three minutes!

We offer cryotherapy sessions at Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida. During a whole-body cryotherapy session, you will stand in a chamber, or cryosauna, wearing only gloves, socks, undies and booties for three minutes as the chamber is filled with a nitrogen vapor to drop the temperature. Your body is surrounded by cold air, with temperatures dropping as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the session, the body’s core temperature remains the same while only the skin gets cold. One of our cryotherapy technicians will be there to talk you through the entire experience.

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians and support staff all will help keep you injury-free and actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our cryotherapy in Jacksonville page or call us at 904-613-3241 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today!