70th anniversary of the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw
CREATOR, as a partner of the AWF in Wroclaw, had the honor of participating in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the University, presenting an innovative solution in cryotherapy – a mobile cryochamber. The Gazeta Wroclawska edition published an article dedicated to the event, titled “The event. “This is the first such cryochamber in the country.”
Poland’s first mobile cryotherapy chamber has parked under the buildings of the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw. A maximum of three minutes is enough to bring immediate pain relief or reduced swelling. The method of treatment using cryotherapy has been known for a long time. This week, Wroclaw residents had the opportunity to see the first Creator mobile cryochamber in Poland. Prof. Anna Skrzek, dean of the physiotherapy department at the University of Physical Education in Wroclaw, says the chamber standing in front of the AWF buildings is a novelty on a Polish scale. This is because until now only stationary chambers were known. – Athletes are showing great interest in cryotherapy. During the Olympics, Games and training camps, they have difficulty accessing this form of treatment. With the mobile chamber, this is about to change,” says Prof. Skrzek.
– The extreme low temperatures in cryotherapy have anti-edema, analgesic and relaxing effects. With the help of cryotherapy, neuromuscular tensions, injuries, as well as diseases such as multiple sclerosis are treated, lists Professor. Anna Skrzek. Cryotherapy has a wide range of therapeutic applications. People with rheumatological diseases, as well as those with depression, can enjoy the benefits of the cryochamber. Low temperatures improve, among other things. performance in athletes and cause the production of endorphins. One session of cryotherapy lasts a maximum of three minutes. Two people can enter the chamber at the same time. – The session takes place at temperatures between -120 and -160 degrees Celsius. In the atrium of the chamber, the body is prepared at -60 degrees. The patient enters the cryochamber only in underwear. The more the body is exposed during cryotherapy, the better the results of the treatment. However, the patient wears gloves, socks, a hat and a face mask, as the nose, arms and legs are the most sensitive to the cold, explains Prof. Skrzek.
The chamber standing in front of the AWF is a prototype. Wroclaw-based Creator – the company that produced it – hasn’t even priced it yet. – The cost of the stationary chamber is about 200,000. PLN. The mobile chamber will probably be slightly more expensive,” predicts Wojciech Lipnicki of Creator. – We wanted to show the chamber for the first time precisely during the 70th anniversary of the AWF, as it was the birthplace of the Wroclaw school of cryotherapy,” Lipnicki says.
The mobile chamber is primarily intended to serve those who engage in multi-sports, such as cycling and cross-country skiing. During groupings, they do not have the opportunity to receive this form of treatment. – We hope that the mobile cryochamber will enable them to do so,” Lipnicki concludes.