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Are you curious about the latest trends in physical therapy? Perhaps you've heard whispers about whole body cryotherapy and its supposed benefits. In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, it's essential to separate fact from fiction. In this article, we'll embark on a journey to uncover the truth behind PT fads and fictions, focusing specifically on whole body cryotherapy. Buckle up as we delve into the science, myths, and realities surrounding this trendy treatment.

Understanding Whole Body Cryotherapy: What's the Buzz All About?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details, let's get acquainted with whole body cryotherapy (WBC). Imagine stepping into a chamber filled with freezing temperatures for a few minutes, all in the name of health. Sounds intriguing, right? Proponents of WBC claim it offers a myriad of benefits, from reduced inflammation to enhanced recovery. But is there any truth to these claims? To learn more about the process and purported benefits of WBC, check out resources from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Examining the Evidence: Separating Fact from Fiction

Now, let's turn our attention to the research behind whole body cryotherapy. While some studies suggest potential benefits, the overall body of evidence remains limited and inconclusive. It's crucial to approach the topic with a critical eye and evaluate the quality of available research. For a deeper dive into the existing studies on WBC, explore publications on PubMed.

Benefits and Risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy: What You Need to Know

Let's talk benefits and risks. On one hand, proponents tout the potential benefits of WBC, citing its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. On the other hand, skeptics raise concerns about potential risks, such as frostbite and nerve damage. As with any treatment, it's essential to weigh the pros and cons carefully. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits and risks of cryotherapy, visit the Mayo Clinic's guide on cryotherapy.

About Meredith Victor Castin


Meredith Victor Castin
Meredith is the co-founder of NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com. She is originally from Tyler, TX and attended UPenn for undergrad, before graduating with her DPT from USA (San Diego) in 2010. She has worked in outpatient ortho, inpatient rehab, acute care and home health physical therapy, and currently works as a rehab intake liaison.


3 comments


  1. Great article! Thank you 🙂

  2. Brett Kestenbaum

    Thanks Nick! More to come :). If anyone would like information on specific topics let us know by commenting here.

  3. Meredith Victor Castin

    Thank you, Nick! What would you like to see next? Do you want an article going into further depth on any of the above sections?


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