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Exploring the Efficacy of a Safe Cryotherapy Alternative: Physiological Temperature Changes from Cold Water Immersion vs Prolonged Phase Change Material Cooling (Forthcoming/Available Online)

Citation
Kwiecien SY, McHugh MP, Goodall S, Hicks KM, Hunter AM & Howatson G (2019) Exploring the Efficacy of a Safe Cryotherapy Alternative: Physiological Temperature Changes from Cold Water Immersion vs Prolonged Phase Change Material Cooling (Forthcoming/Available Online). International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2018-0763

Abstract
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness between cold water immersion (CWI) and phase change material (PCM) cooling on intramuscular, core and skin temperature and cardiovascular responses. Methods: In a randomized, crossover design, 11 males completed 15 min of 15°C CWI to the umbilicus and 2 h recovery or 3 h of 15°C PCM covering the quadriceps and 1 h of recovery, separated by 24 h. Vastus lateralis intramuscular temperature at 1 and 3 cm, core and skin temperature, heart rate variability and thermal comfort were recorded at baseline, and 15 min intervals throughout treatment and recovery. Results: Intramuscular temperature decreased (P

Keywords
cryotherapy; recovery; thermoregulation; cooling

Journal
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

StatusPublished
Author(s)Kwiecien, Susan Y; McHugh, Malachy P; Goodall, Stuart; Hicks, Kirsty M; Hunter, Angus M; Howatson, Glyn
Publication date online08/04/2019
Date accepted by journal27/02/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29439
PublisherHuman Kinetics
ISSN1555-0265
eISSN1555-0273
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