San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
I.C.E Down is proud to announce the endorsement of its extensive line of cold therapy ice compression wraps by record breaking bicyclist and Ironman winner John Howard. Mr. Howard injured his back early this year and used I.C.E Down to rehabilitate. He is a seasoned athlete and published author of “Mastering Cycling”. In an article he wrote published in April, he recounts his painful recovery.
“I have cultivated the utmost respect for those who live with disability through my work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation. These athletes turn their lives around and their personal challenges form a semblance of normalcy through a steely resolve and admirable desire to prevail. They are all warriors of a sort and so are we all. My appreciation was recently brought home by my own sudden disability,” said Mr. Howard. “What amazes me when I start talking to other athletes is just how many of us have shared roughly the same experience with our backs.”
“To those of us who have had/have back issues, please stop me if any of it sounds familiar. You might have a nerve root impingement, probably L3, 4, or 5; and maybe a sciatic referral completely locking out all range of motion and strength in one leg. It might have happened in the course of several seconds of intense pain or it might have been a slow dissolve.”
“For a lot of athletes, middle aged and younger, backs are an issue. To those who have had/have back problems like nerve root impingement, probably L3, 4 or 5; and sciatic referral completely locking out all range of motion and strength in one leg we need solutions.”
“For me, what worked was cold therapy and range of motion exercises using the surprisingly comfortable I.C.E Down to reach the deep tissue, then exercise, often wearing I.C.E Down during the exercises that were prescribed by my physical therapist”, said Mr. Howard. “Soon I was completely off the pain killers, out of the chair, off the crutches and back to walking and biking in less than two months.”
About I.C.E Down Cold Therapy Wraps
I.C.E. Down cold therapy compression wraps are a state-of-the-art cold therapy system designed to deliver cold and compression to treat chronic pain as well as to facilitate healing after an injury or surgery and to relieve migraine headaches. I.C.E. Down ice wraps come with a one-year guaranty and stay securely in place so you can wear them while you rest or while performing rehabilitative exercises.