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The Knicks’ Cool Training Regimen

The NBA New York Knicks are all about training, recovery and keeping the players in optimum health, and one of the ways they support their players recovery is through cryotherapy. The Knicks purchased two cryotherapy chambers in recent years, to help in post workout and post game recovery.

The anti-inflammatory benefits of cryotherapy cannot be matched by other non-invasive treatments. The cold temperatures bolster the blood systems with antioxidants, oxygen and nutrients, and rush the best the body has right to the muscles and joints. Flooding the extremities with the body’s own healing properties, whole body cryotherapy can bolster the recovery of even the most extreme athlete who has endured an intense workout.

New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has been nursing an elbow injury. Thankfully, Porzingis is closing in on what he believes to be 100 percent health.

The Medical Study

In a medical study titled “Whole-body cryostimulation as an effective way of reducing exercise-induced inflammation and blood cholesterol in young men”, the findings of consistent cryotherapy sessions showed that many markers in the body were positively affected and the anti-inflammatory properties of non-invasive cryotherapy had a wellness effect that continued for some time after the treatments. “The main finding of this study was that a series of 10 sessions of whole body cryostimulation significantly reduced the inflammatory response induced by eccentric exercise. The lipid profile was also improved…” [1]

This is what professional athletes such as the New York Knicks players are experiencing and the team trainers and owners know the investment into cryotherapy offers a substantial benefit to their players. On and off the court, players are feeling better and many report that they are able to play the game longer, recover from games, and recover from injuries much more quickly and with substantially less pain that through other, more invasive treatments such as medications.

Long- Term Health

The New York Knicks trainers have incorporated cryotherapy chamber sessions into their fitness regimen so that the players can recover much more quickly and be ready to compete in a healthy way. Instead of waiting days to feel fully ready to play again, the players feel competition ready within a few minutes and can return the next day fully prepared for a hard workout or game.

Reaching into the latest technology and breaking into a more healthy space is something that all sports teams are looking for, and with whole body cryotherapy advancement the athletic world is changing rapidly. Having fully healed, rested and recovered players is part of the long term game plan for NBA teams, and cryotherapy can provide a more natural body recovery which can be utilized for the overall strength and fitness of the whole team.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24998353