Friday 23 September 2016

Whole Body Cryotherapy

Adnan Haq, a PhD student based at Moulton College, is looking for male volunteers to take part in a research study.

Adnan’s research aims to assess the effectiveness of whole body cryotherapy (WBC) treatment for muscle recovery and sports performance. He is looking for volunteers who are interested in sports and exercise, who are reasonably fit and healthy, male and aged 18 or over.

He explained: “Whilst the use of ice baths for sports recovery is well established, WBC is a more novel treatment that is becoming increasingly utilised by athletes and clinical patients. My studies shall employ a variety of measurements and procedures, including muscle strength, downhill running, blood sampling and the cryotherapy procedure itself (utilising a cryogenic chamber at the Injury and Rehabilitation Centre at Moulton College).”

It is anticipated that the findings from such studies can inform optimum practices for WBC treatments, and validate the potential benefits. Adnan continued: “I intend to address some grey areas, including the influence of age, body fat and treatment timing on the effectiveness of WBC, as well as the potential impact of repetitive treatments on long term training adaptations.”

If you are interested in taking part in this research or have any queries, please contact Adnan Haq for further details. A research poster is available here.

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