Cold Compression Therapy
Flowboot: Cold Compression – Ankle & Knee
The Cold Compression Hock and Knee boot has 30 ice blankets embedded inside a pillow of soft foam. Combined with a wrap, the foam is compressed making cold therapy easy and effective. No pumps, hoses, wires, or need to readjust. We all know cryotherapy is the best, but it is expensive and time consuming. Not anymore! Freeze the boot, wrap it, providing a soft, even, and penetrating cold. Imagine a memory foam pillow with ice inside – soft yet cold. Horses love it, no hard ice on the skin, or unevenness of cold. Frozen the boot will stay cold well past the recommended time of 15 to 20 minutes. With compression, the cold transfers deeply taking out the heat preventing soreness and inflammation. This unique design makes this boot versatile and can be used on knees or hocks. One size fits all.
** Sold in pairs – two boots and two wraps.**
This product makes all the other boots and gadgets obsolete.
•Decreased muscle spasms
•Decreased tissue damage
When a horse sustains an injury, there is always a risk for inflammation and tissue damage. Research shows that cold compression therapy can shorten recovery time by as much as 50%.
Use cold compression therapy when your horse experiences:
•Sore tendons and muscles surrounding joints
•Inflammation around the feet
For more information about when to use cold compression therapy, consult your equine veterinarian.
**Caution: Do not apply the wraps directly to the horse or injury may occur.
How to Apply
1. Apply foam boot to the horse’s lower leg.
2.Apply the wrap as you would a polo wrap. Starting in the middle of the cannon bone, securely apply the wrap around the boot, wrapping down to the fetlock joint with a 45 degree layer that cups the ankle and wrapping back up the leg to secure the boot with additional support. Fasten wrap with hook and loop strip.