Cryotherapy in Poland
In Poland, cryotherapy has become a popular treatment for healing a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, osteoporosis multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia, itching, psoriasis and much more as well as rejuvenating and revitalizing the body and it is also widely used by eastern European athletes instead of an "ice bath" to aid post-training recovery.
Cryogenic chamber therapy is a treatment whereby the patient is placed in a cryogenic chamber for a short duration (i.e. no more than three minutes, which is comparable to ice swimming), and if used properly, will not destroy tissue. Whole body cryotherapy initially originated in Japan in 1880. However, it was a group of Polish scientists who took the idea and made whole body cryotherapy the physical therapy it is today. The Olympic Rehabilitation Centre in Spala, Poland has been used as a training and injury rehabilitation centre for many sporting bodies.
One of the many famous sportsmen,who have tried whole-body cryotherapy is rugby star Will Green. Green first experienced the cryochamber during trips to the Olympic training camp in Spala, Poland, with his former rugby team few years ago. "We used it twice a day, every day … normally you need a day of rest between training specific muscle groups. The cryo-chamber meant we recovered faster so we could train every day and just keep going and going."
The other irish rugby star, Donncha O'Callaghan after two recent trips to the Spala cryotherapy chambers reckons he has "never been in better physical condition coming into a season."
There are many cryotherapy facilities in Poland. Below you will find soon more informations about some of them, which we recommend.
OŚRODEK PRZYGOTOWAŃ OLIMPIJSKICH W SPALE (Olympic Rehabilitation Centre)
Spała ul. Mościckiego 6
telephone: (0-44) 724-23-46
fax (0-44) 724-41-23, 724-27-02
Modern infrastructure, surrounded by forests, sports and health facilities, stadiums, swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields for team games and gyms. Professionally equipped conference rooms. Eleven conference rooms for 860 participants (from 30-470 seats).
Sports halls allow conferences and conventions to be organized for up to 1,200 participants. High-class hotel and food-service facilities
Three hotels accommodating 400 guests, two cafeterias for 550 guests, a restaurant, cafe and barbecue garden for 200 with a covered stage and dance floor. Professional treatment and wellness facilities: kinesiotherapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, sauna, spa, cryotherapy with a cryogenic chamber and a salt chamber. One of the few centers in Poland to offer equipment for shockwave therapy.OPO offers on-site treatment programs for both guests and visitors. The center has been adapted to the needs of disabled people. All facilities are connected to the internet. The Olympic Rehabilitation Centre in Spala, Poland has been used as a training and injury rehabilitation centre for many sporting bodies including the Irish rugby squad and many premiership soccer clubs.
Wojewódzki Zespół Reumatologiczny (Rheumatological Clinic)
ul. Grunwaldzka 1-3
telephone: (0-58) 555-75-20
fax. (0-58) 551-14-26
Cryogenic chamber (00) 58 55-57-610
High-technology for extreme cryotherapy. Therapy Chamber -110°C consists of:
2 pre-Chambers with sluice system -10°C/-60°C Main therapy Chamber -110°C.
One enters the Chamber wearing bathing suit, ear and mouth protection, gloves, socks and shoes. In the first two-pre-chambers, the temperature is controlled at -10°C and -60°C.
The best therapeutic results are obtained, after 2 or 3 minutes, in the therapeutic room at -110°C.
The system provides an absolut dry and almost speed-free cold air, which ensures the patient or group of patients (up to 3 persons) a stress free treatment.
Modem survey system
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Poprawiony (środa, 28 kwietnia 2010 11:36)