The use of contrast therapy recovery within the New Zealand elite sports setting

Wayne A Hing, Steven G. White, Peter Lee, Anousith Bouaaphone

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The article presents a study which surveys and analyzes the present utilization of contrast therapy among the elite athletes of New Zealand (NZ) and compares the findings with that of scientific research. The researchers developed a questionnaire concerning stretching and nutrition, massage, pool recovery, water immersions, and active recovery and also included key themes such as the personnel involved, application protocol, rationale, and type of equipment. The study also concludes that there is little consensus in the method of application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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