AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TOOL FOR APPLYING LOCALIZED COLD THERAPY.
COLPAC COLD PACKS
The ColPac Cold Pack easily sizes and shapes to fit any body area for comfort and ease of use. Simply chill in freezer and apply. ColPac brings all the benefits of cold therapy to help relieve pain. Keep one in your freezer, for those everyday aches and pains, sports injuries and muscle pulls. ColPacs have been proven to be flexible and comfortable as they provide up to 30 minutes of healing cold therapy. Reuse them again and again. Always use layers of dry terry toweling between ColPac and skin.
For initial chilling of the ColPac, remove from all packaging, place flat in Chilling Unit / Freezer for two hours. Do not chill below 0° F (-18°C). To keep them moist, place in a plastic bag, seal, and then place in freezer. This will preserve them and prevent them from drying out or getting hard. Never let ColPac Cold Packs dry after use - always keep them in freezer.
STANDARD COLPAC COLD PACK FEATURES
Eliminates messy ice packs and soggy towels
Ensures effective cold therapy, regardless of body area or shape
7 sizes for a variety of treatment options
5.5" x 7.5"
3" x 11"
Eye Cold Pack:
Regular Adult Size
7.5" x 11"
11" x 14"
Flexible at any temperature down to 10° F (-12°C ), Remains cold for up to 30 minutes once chilled
Non-toxic silicate gel filler
Withstands shaping and bending, and will not become brittle, crack or leak even after hundreds of applications
1 year warranty
WHAT IS COLD THERAPY?
Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange. This occurs when you place a cooler object in direct contact with an object of warmer temperature, such as ice against skin. The cooler object will absorb the heat of the warmer object. Why is this important when it comes to cold therapy?
After an injury, blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells are damaged. The cells around the injury increase their metabolism in an effort to consume more oxygen. When all of the oxygen is used up, the cells die. Also, the damaged blood vessels cannot remove waste. Blood cells and fluid seep into spaces around the muscle, resulting in swelling and bruising. When ice is applied, it lowers the temperature of the damaged tissue through heat exchange and constricts local blood vessels. This slows metabolism and the consumption of oxygen, therefore reducing the rate of cell damage and decreasing fluid build-up. Ice can also numb nerve endings. This stops the transfer of impulses to the brain that register as pain.
When it comes to cooling devices, different effects will result depending upon the device’s ability to exchange heat. Crushed ice packs do a better job at cooling the body than chemical or gel packs, because they last longer and are able to draw four times the amount of heat out of tissue.