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Cryotherapy at Physio Logic

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Skin Conditions (acne, eczema, skin tags)
  • Mental Illnesses (anxiety, depression)
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • & much more!

cryotherapy chamber

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy at Physio Logic?

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy or ice treatment, is a modern non-invasive method of treatment in which the external surface of the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. The most effective cryotherapy treatment is whole body cryotherapy(WBC), where patients enter our single-person cryogenic chamber manufactured by one of the world’s leaders: Juka CryoSauna Chamber. The temperature drops between negative 200-300 degrees Fahrenheit by using liquid nitrogen, and treatment times last 3 minutes.

How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work?

When you enter a chamber, you are not coming into direct contact with liquid nitrogen, but you are close enough to the source that it rapidly drops the temperature of your skin. This rapid decrease in temperature has many physiological effects and ultimately triggers the release of B-endorphins, anti-inflammatory molecules, and increases the total anti-oxidative status of the patient. This has been shown to improve wellbeing, gives a positive relaxation effect, supports endurance and strength training, and is a method of biologic regeneration.

The Whole Body Cryotherapy Process:

  • Start: The Chamber releases liquid nitrogen vapor ranging between -180˚F to -260˚F, for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Thermoregulation: Although the cold temperature isn’t a threat to the body, it interprets it as so, and sends information to the brain (hypothalamus) from your receptors in an effort to maintain balance.
  • Vasoconstriction: To maintain balance, the body redirects blood from superficial vessels and capillaries in the skin towards deeper structures, causing it to flow from the periphery to the central core.
  • Vasodilation Rebound: Once the chamber is turned off, the body reheats itself through vasodilation, in which the vessels and capillaries quadruple their regular diameter and cause increased blood flow to the skin and extremities. This enriches cells with much more oxygen and enzymes than under standard conditions. 
  • Hormone Release: Β-endorphins are released, which act as the body’s natural morphine. This has a pain-relieving effect throughout the whole body and also creates a sense of euphoria.
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity Reduction/Pain Signal Adaption: The cold exposure drastically reduces the body’s ability to communicate pain signals. After multiple sessions, the body adapts its perception of pain stimuli. Over the course of several sessions, the body will adapt to its perception of pain stimuli, since the cold temperatures reduce its ability to communicate them.
  • Muscle Relaxation: This leads to the relief of the patient’s musculoskeletal system.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Response: The body’s white blood cells secrete small proteins (cytokines), either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, which are used in cell signaling and ultimately affect the behavior of other cells. During Whole Body Cryotherapy, pro-inflammatory cytokines are decreased and anti-inflammatory cytokines are increased, triggering a powerful anti-inflammatory response throughout the body.
  • Oxidative Stress Reduction: The body faces an increase in total anti-oxidative status, achieving an improved ability to eliminate free radicals, naturalize toxins, and repair cellular damage. This process can also lead to a powerful anti-aging effect.
  • Metabolism Increase: As part of the body’s metabolic reheating mechanism, additional calories are burnt, often to an extent that is similar to an intense workout. Studies suggest that an additional 400-800 calories are burned as a result of a single WBC session and that multiple sessions lead to a longer-term increase in metabolism, which can lead to weight loss.

Benefits of Cryotherapy

  • Pain Relief
  • Weight Loss
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Boost Immunity
  • Alleviate Stress
  • Improve Sleep
  • Healthier Skin
  • & Much More!

FAQs

HOW OFTEN CAN I USE CRYOTHERAPY?

It is recommended to undergo a cryotherapy session not more than once a day.

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HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT?

Before using cryotherapy, a basic physical exam and history are needed. Immediately before the procedure, you should avoid increased physical effort, or drinking alcohol. Any doubt should be reported to the Physio Logic provider operating the chamber before the procedure.

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IS CRYOTHERAPY SAFE?

Juka devices are designed to ensure the highest possible safety standards. While maintaining the recommended precautions and following the guidelines of the manual for use, the cryotherapy session in the Juka cryosauna and cryochamber is completely safe.

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WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?

  • Pregnancy
  • Hypertension (BP> 160/100)
  • Acute or recent myocardial infarction
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Arrhythmia
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiac pacemaker 
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease 
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Acute or recent cerebrovascular accident 
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Tumor disease 
  • Symptomatic lung disorders 
  • Bleeding disorders 
  • Severe anemia 
  • Infection
  • Claustrophobia
  • Cold allergy
  • Age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment needed)
  • Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases

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How much does Whole Body Cryotherapy cost at Physio Logic?

3 Sessions

$195 (7% Savings)

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5 Sessions

$300 (14% Savings)

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10 Sessions

$550 (21% Savings)

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25 Sessions

$1,250 (28.5% Savings)

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Meet the Cryotherapy Physician at Physio Logic

Dr. Rudy Gehrman, DC

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CEO & Founder

Patient Testimonials

HBOT gives me a chance to not only relax but also enhance my recovery at the same time. My endurance and recovery were accelerated and felt like I was more resilient to future stressors. I routinely meditate and HBOT allows me to hit two birds with one stone. It’s safe and painless, you can even do computer work or answer phone calls during it!

Jonathan V.

During quarantine, while I was playing basketball, I sprained a tendon in my knee. I went to the hospital, where they gave me a leg cast, and told me it would take a couple of weeks for it to heal and that I would need to take an X-ray. The next day, I went to see Dr. Gehrman, where he worked on my leg. After 2 days I was walking without the cast and didn’t feel any pain which the doctors told me would not be possible.

Anju


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