Game Ready® is only offered in select practices in Fort Wayne, IN, ProTailored Physical Therapy is one of them.
Game Ready® features innovative ACCEL® technology that synergistically combines active pneumatic compression and rapidly circulating cold therapy to do more than passively treat symptoms of pain and swelling. ACCEL gives you the therapeutic power to accelerate the body’s natural repair mechanisms by enhancing lymphatic function, encouraging oxygenated blood flow, and stimulating tissue healing.
How is Game Ready different?
Most other methods of cold therapy applications are either static or have low fluid flow rates. This means the source of cold therapy develops a warm layer next to the injured area as it cools the skin, minimizing efficacy. Game Ready technology enables deeper, longer-lasting cold therapy.
In addition, most other cold therapy does not offer compression – and if it does, it’s usually static. While static compression is commonly accepted as a useful method for passively mitigating swelling, it does not help the body heal. By contrast, Game Ready’s form of active compression mimics natural muscle contractions to stimulate tissue healing.
What Are Common Game Ready Questions?
What does the Game Ready feel like?
Game Ready utilizes a sleeve to compress the treated area and rapidly pump cold water throughout, maintaining a consistently cold sensation with a gentle massage. Most people find Game Ready to be relaxing and pain-relieving. Afterwards, many people report feeling decreased pain and a slight numbness to the area that was treated.
Isn’t this the same as an ice pack?
Firstly, through specially designed sleeves, the Game Ready is great at reaching awkward angles that would be hard to reach with an ice pack. The Game Ready targets the whole injured joint or area, while an ice pack is typically restricted to one part of the joint or area. Additionally, unlike an ice pack, Game Ready utilizes active compression therapy to decrease pain and swelling. Game Ready utilizes this continuously pumped water to gently massage the area and contribute to pain reduction and promote healing. This continuously pumped water feature enables the Game Ready to remain at a consistent cold temperature for longer, unlike ice packs that warm-up with use.
When is Game Ready used?
Game Ready is great at decreasing pain and inflammation sustained from injuries and jumpstarting the healing process. It can be used on most joints and areas of the body. Ask your therapist if the Game Ready can be implemented into your treatment.
Who uses Game Ready?
The Game Ready Ice Machine is perfect for those who seek professional grade therapeutic relief through active cold compression therapy. No more leaking ice packs and wrapped bandages that don’t stay in place! The Game Ready Control Unit allows for a fully customizable therapeutic experience making highly effective cold compression therapy available for anyone. Whether you’re an athlete, orthopedic patient, or recovering from a musculoskeletal injury, the Game Ready System provides the relief you need. Request your appointment today!