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Valeo Cryo

1) Who developed this technology?

Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time.

2) When was whole body cryotherapy developed?

Whole body cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies.

3) How does it work?

The Cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that acts as a stimulant to the regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins.

4) Is it safe?

Yes. Single person direct injection and multi-person walk-in cryochambers have been used for the past 30+ years without any severe adverse reaction ever recorded.  Problems have only arisen if a client steps into the machine with wet clothing, especially wet socks, as water will freeze immediately at these temperatures. The advantage of the single person chambers is that lower temperatures can be achieved.  Most studies and publications have been done with this type of chamber.  The nitrogen being used to cool these chambers is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it).  In either type of chamber, the client breathes room-air.  In the single person chamber, the operator raises the platform the client stands on up so that the head is above the heavier nitrogen vapors.  Here, the client breathes normal room-air.  In a recent safety evaluation, we have used a pulse oximeter to record blood oxygen saturation in more than 30 clients using the single person chamber and found no drop in blood oxygen saturation throughout the treatment.  For added safety, chambers are also equipped with an oxygen monitor.  In order to protect the more temperature sensitive tissues such as hands and feet, clients wear dry socks, slippers, and gloves, which we provide.

Go To http://www.valeopt.com/valeo-cryo/ for more information

 

Valeo Physican Therapy

Team Valeo Physical Therapy

Here at Valeo Physical Therapy our fun and energetic team is dedicated to creating and providing a comfortable and caring environment for your physical therapy journey. Our mission is to provide compassionate, personalized, and revolutionary treatments that help our patients regain function by decreasing pain and improving strength and confidence. We first work to understand our patient’s history and individual needs, and then work together with them to maximize results, ensuring a safe and quick return to a high quality of life.

We specialize in providing revolutionary treatment programs to get our patients better as quickly as possible. We can help if you are; limited by pain, injury or discomfort. Our facilities, expertise, and commitment will help restore the quality of life you desire faster and better than any other clinic.

Don’t put it off. The longer you wait the more serious your problem may become.

Go to http://www.valeopt.com/ for more information

MCKINNEY PODIATRIC ASSOCIATES, P.A.

McKinney Podiatric Associates, PA

McKinney Podiatric Associates offers our patients seven convenient locations in Pasadena, Houston, Baytown, and Pearland, Texas.
Scott W. McKinney, DPM FACFAS, is the Founder and President of McKinney Podiatric Associates, P.A.  Dr. McKinney is also current President of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association.  He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.
With more than 20 years of experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and managing complex problems of the lower extremity, he is well prepared and able to evaluate your foot and ankle issues.
Dr. McKinney is especially interested in helping athletes maintain foot and ankle health to effectively pursue their goals.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality services to our patients and community in the most cost effective manner. We are specialists in the care of all foot and ankle conditions. Conditions we treat include bunions, heel pain, sports injuries, diabetic foot care, as well as common foot ailments. Our patients include infants, children, teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population. We are especially interested in helping athletes maintain foot and ankle health to effectively pursue their goals.

When it comes to the treatment of your feet, it pays to consider a Podiatric physician. We look forward to becoming your foot doctor.

Go to http://mpa-web.com/ for more information

On The Run

On The Run has been serving the Bay Area running community for 10+ years now. We live the runner’s life; all the staff has background in running distances from 100 meters to 100 miles, triathlons from the sprints to the Ironman.

We evaluate your gate to get you into the right category of shoes and then find that shoe that fits you based on your future running needs. We not only offer the best in shoes but also, socks, apparel, injury prevention/recovery and other running accessories.

Website: http://www.ontheruntx.com/clearlake.htm
Email: jay@ontheruntx.com

FuelBelt

FuelBelt, Inc. is the world leader in hydration belts and accessories. Founded in 1997 by 7-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to evolve to serve the needs of endurance athletes to provide real performance inspired gear.

FuelBelts have been used to break world records, set personal bests, and have even been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts.
With more than 100 products available, FuelBelt offers the most innovative and broadest collection of technical gear for runners, cyclists and triathletes in the world.

FuelBelt is the hydration brand of choice for USA FIT.

Website: http://www.fuelbelt.com
Email: info@fuelbelt.com

Gatorade

BORN IN THE LAB

In early summer of 1965, a University of Florida assistant coach sat down with a team of university physicians and asked them to determine why so many of his players were being affected by heat and heat related illnesses.

The researchers — Dr. Robert Cade, Dr. Dana Shires, Dr. H. James Free and Dr. Alejandro de Quesada — soon discovered two key factors that were causing the Gator players to ‘wilt’: the fluids and electrolytes the players lost through sweat were not being replaced, and the large amounts of carbohydrates the players’ bodies used for energy were not being replenished.

The researchers then took their findings into the lab, and scientifically formulated a new, precisely balanced carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage that would adequately replace the key components lost by Gator players through sweating and exercise. They called their concoction ‘Gatorade’.

FROM THE ORANGE BOWL TO THE SUPER BOWL

In the summer of 1969, Coach Ray Graves of the Florida Gators suggested to the Kansas City Chiefs that they use Gatorade to combat the staggering effects of a blistering Missouri sun during training camp. The Chiefs were so impressed with the “Gator coach’s aid” that they kept it on their sidelines throughout the entire season… which concluded with a stunning victory over the heavily favored Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

In the years that followed, more and more NFL teams began placing Gatorade on the sidelines of their games and practices, and in 1983, Gatorade became the official sports drink of the NFL—a title it holds to this day.

FURTHERING THE SCIENCE OF VICTORY

Two decades after Dr. Cade and his team worked diligently to develop the optimum hydration formula that would become Gatorade, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute was founded in Barrington, Illinois, to conduct scientific research in the areas of exercise science, hydration, and sport nutrition. Three years later, the lab would be expanded to provide advanced testing for athletes and new Gatorade products and flavors and develop education materials for sports health professionals around the world. Gatorade is now also the official sports drink of the NBA, AVP, and PGA, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and numerous other elite and professional organizations and teams.

HYDRATION AT 180 MPH

In 2001, after determining that professional race car drivers were not staying adequately hydrated throughout the course of their races, Gatorade and GSSI begin working with auto racing organizations to develop a hydration tool that could withstand 130-degree temperatures and keep drivers hydrated safely throughout the course of a race. The result of their research was the development of GIDS, the Gatorade In-Car Drinking System, which is now considered an essential piece of racing equipment.

RISING TO NEW CHALLENGES

After years of careful research by the staff at GSSI into the needs of athletes engaged in high-demand training and competition, Gatorade launched the Gatorade Performance Series, an elite line of sports nutrition products, in 2001. These products include Gatorade Energy Drink, Gatorade Energy Bar, and the Gatorade Nutrition Shake.

Four years later, after studying endurance athletes, GSSI developed the Gatorade Endurance Formula. Featuring a higher concentration of sodium—the key electrolyte found in Original Thirst Quencher—and four other electrolytes lost in sweat, Gatorade Endurance Formula is quickly becoming a mainstay on race courses the world over.

TODAY & TOMORROW

Gatorade and GSSI continue to search for and study new and innovative ways to help athletes improve performance by facilitating proper hydration and nutrition. From the lab testing of athletes, to new flavor and delivery system development, to the publication and distribution of scientific research, the Gatorade Company and the GSSI perpetually strive to advance their collective mission of enabling athletes to always perform at their peak.

 

Website: http://www.gatorade.com/