Cryotherapy is known from television: The injured footballer who was lying motionless on the pitch and then chases another goal without any visible pain clearly demonstrates the effect of cold treatment (in this case, in the form of a cooling spray).
There is a large range of cold therapies: There is a large number of procedures, which lead to local or generalised cooling, to treat acute or chronic painful conditions.
A distinction is made in cryotherapy depending on the temperature applied between extreme cold, e.g. cooling gel packs from −18°C or ice spray (Chloraethyl), and mild cold, e.g. wrapping with towels soaked in ice water.
Cold therapy includes local applications in the form of ice packs or cooling gel and full-body cold treatments which act on the body for one to two minutes at approx. −110°C.
Cold treatments can lead to improved blood circulation, pain relief and they have a decongestant effect. Most applications are limited to 10-15 minutes to prevent hypothermia and cold injuries.
In terms of a holistically orientated service offering, the Wiener Privatklinik offers cryotherapy at the highest quality level.
You can obtain more detailed information on cryotherapy from our telephone info-line or by email. All contact details can be found on our Contact page.