Benefits of Active Compression and Cold Systems
In addition to all of the benefits provided by traditional RICE therapy, there are several reasons you may want to use Game Ready in your practice or clinic:
Active compression and cold are clinically proven to be more effective than ice therapy alone.12, 13, 14 Most patients have the opportunity to make a choice about where they go for surgery or physical therapy. If you can offer the same high-quality medical care as the other practitioners in your field while offering greater pain relief, patients may be more likely to choose your practice and recommend it to friends and family.
Every health provider knows that even when patients understand the benefits of cold therapy, they don’t always follow doctors’ recommendations for treatment time and frequency because it is inconvenient or uncomfortable. Many patients don’t want to take the time to prepare an ice pack or go to the clinic to sit in an ice bath. With quick-release connectors and wraps that patients can use on their own, Game Ready makes cryotherapy more comfortable, increases patient satisfaction with the recovery process, and makes treatment simple with the available preset programs and easy-to-use interface.15, 16, 17
Because you can control the temperature and pressure, patients are less likely to experience damage to the skin or other tissues. In contrast to hyperbaric or cryogenic chambers, Game Ready gives you more control over the temperature, and doesn’t get colder than 34 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius), minimizing frostbite risk. The system also has built-in controls that allow you to determine how long the session lasts, as well as the level of compression.
In addition to the cost of the prescription, many patients are hesitant to take pain medication after an injury or surgery because of the potential risks. Some people simply don’t like the way opioids make them feel. Others worry about the impact of opioids on their everyday routines. Game Ready may reduce the need for pain medication because it helps reduce pain and swelling.
Although your primary goal is to provide excellent healthcare, a physician’s practice or physical therapy clinic is a business. As such, you are likely concerned about the efficient use of resources. Unlike an ice bath or cryotherapy chamber, Game Ready allows you to treat two patients at the same time with one system. You get the benefit of maximizing your equipment, and patients may enjoy faster scheduling.
If your practice, physical therapy clinic, or athletic training center regularly uses cryotherapy or compression, Game Ready offers a solution that makes sense for both you and your patients.
With Game Ready, patients may enjoy the benefits of:
- Decreased pain and swelling18, 19, 20
- Reduced opioid consumption21, 22, 23, 24, 25
- More comfortable, easy to use treatment
- Improved physical therapy milestones26
Meanwhile, your practice may get the advantages of:
- Higher patient satisfaction27
- Competitive edge with better patient benefits28
- Efficiency of treating two patients at the same time29
Game Ready also offers a provider locator for patients looking specifically for Game Ready therapy—which means free advertising for your clinic.
If you’re ready to add Game Ready to your practice, or if you simply want to learn more, get in touch with us today.