“NEXT YEAR YOU MAY SEE ALL 16 NRL CLUBS USING IT”
“They quickly saw the benefits and have been using it regularly in recent weeks.
“What cryotherapy can do for an athlete over the old-fashioned ice bath is the ability to reduce inflammation and lactic acid, and as well, activate a snervous system response, which of course promotes the body to heal efficiently after training and function better during training and daily tasks.
“The training load, volume and intensity of the modern-day NRL player is so demanding that recovery is paramount and the most important aspect of a training regimen – and coaches and trainers have come to realise this.
“Cryotherapy is a dry treatment, so the re-warming of the new blood through the body is a short process, ultimately speeding up recovery time.
“This allows the players to have the ability to be as close to peak performance [as possible], all in a threeminute treatment.”
And it’s not just for elite athletes; Dunkley says the treatment will work for anyone looking for faster recovery from injuries or chronic pain, or just to increase their wellbeing.
“Don’t hold your breath if you think this is a fad – because it’s here to stay.
“I believe next season as word spreads you may see all 16 clubs using it in the NRL.”