Today’s article is an excellent review of the effects of cryotherapy, or ice, from my good friend Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM. Man, icing an injury sure has taken some heat (see what I did there…) lately on the internet. There is a HUGE anti-ice movement. I’m always amazed at how polarizing social media can be, with people screaming their black or white opinion, when in reality much of what we do is in the grey. I get questions all the time about wether or not icing is good or bad for you, with many people quick to jump to the conclusion that we should not be icing. Well, let’s find out what the research actually says. Phil’s the Director of Research & Education with Performance Health, and one of the best at analyzing the research.
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