Silver medal winners in the inaugural Olympic rugby sevens tournament, Team GB, received cryotherapy treatment from CryoAction and their partners, BOC, in the run-up to Rio Olympics.
The team drew together rugby sevens players from the England, Wales and Scotland rugby sevens team and in ten short weeks, the squad was selected and put through an intensive training programme by coaches, Simon Amor and Gareth Williams, supported by Dan Howells, strength and conditioning coach.
The intensity of the training undertaken by the player required an intervention on player recovery and the decision was taken to bring in whole body cryotherapy to help the players to recover faster and maintain the pace of the training schedule.
CryoAction were able to mobilise a cryotherapy unit to be deployed at the team’s west London training base and CryoAction staff worked with the Team GB team to put the squad through a series of treatments.
The feedback from the team was excellent with various players expressing how the treatment had improved their recovery between sessions as well as other factors such as positively impacting their sleep recovery.
Dan Howells commented, ” The boys have done a lot of hard work and put a lot of effort in so its about leaving no stone unturned in enhancing their recovery and CryoAction has been fantastic to add to the many things that we are doing in the lead-up to travelling out to Rio”