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Active Wrap Common Questions

Active Wrap Common Questions
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Can I walk with my ActiveWrap Foot Wrap? Answer: YES…around the house. Simply remove the pouch underneath the arch and you have full flexibility of movement during treatment for Ankle, Achilles or injuries to the top side of the foot. Our knee/leg wrap also allows freedom of basic movement without slipping but is not designed for use during a workout.

How long do the packs stay cold ?

Answer: ActiveWrap packs are designed to keep the optimally desired cold at the foot (between 40 to 50 degrees) for over 20 mintues when applied. This is a built in safety component of our ice packs. The standard recommended treatment time is 15'. Ice packs claiming to stay cold for several hours at a time are generally chemical based and reach temperatures that can be harmful to the skin and underlying tissue. Remember a colder pack does not mean a quicker recovery.

How do I clean my wrap?

Answer: A simple fresh water rinse and hang dry will keep your wrap clean for years to come.

We use ice cubes and an elastic wrap in the gym…why should we use ActiveWrap?

Answer: Why did we switch from horse drawn carriages to automobiles? Modern materials and efficiency. Ice is often hard and sharp resulting in discomfort when compressed against the skin. This leads to an individual having to reduce the pressure of wrapping the joint to tolerate a typical treatment. The ActiveWrap allows for a snug–fit combining maximum compression and direct cold coverage to any painful area. ActiveWrap is easy to apply for any age athlete and will save your facility money in the long term with countless re-usable applications. Ice bags tear and cost money along with the elastic wraps or plastic that is used to secure the ice to the body. Gym facilities will further reduce the chance of dripping water on the floor reducing liability risks within the gym by using ActiveWrap.

Tips for using hot and cold therapy

Dont wait for an injury to incorporate ice into your training routine. Prevent overuse and typical inflammatory injuries by icing down after each workout for 15 minutes. Your cool down phase of training is just as important as a proper warm–up.

Do not sleep with an ice pack on your body. Cold therapy and use of ActiveWrap should be no longer than 15' at a time. Do not lay directly as to apply your body weight on an ice pack.

Ice during travel by keeping an ice pack or two at the gym and a couple at home. Most gymnastic facilities will provide freezer storage where you can place your handy “black ice packs” in your ActiveWrap drawstring carry pouch equipped with your name. This will save hours of time each week by allowing you or your child to ice down (without the mess in the car)when traveling. Best of all, it will help prevent lost hours in the gym by assisting in the prevention of many inflammatory injuries.

If you use the ice and cold therapy alot, it is a good idea to give your skin a rest from time to time to prevent any chance of skin irritation. A thin paper towel is always good between cold and direct skin contact.

Our Customers Say ...

"I know I’ve found a new key to my post-ride recovery. After each ride, I take a recovery drink with me into the shower, clean off and then put the ice wraps on while I cook and eat."-- Phil Gaimon, 24, rides for Kenda Pro Cycling

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