Since 1986, Elite-Kold has demonstrated its commitment to improving
cryotherapeutic modalities, and its skill at providing products carefully
tailored to the needs of its customers. Elite-Kold has become the major cold
therapy company by single-mindedly devoting its resources solely to cryotherapy.
Unlike some other large companies that offer cryotherapy devices as a sideline,
Elite-Kold only pursues cold therapy, and thus takes cryotherapy research and
product development with the seriousness the subject deserves. Elite-Kold has
developed a fine reputation among customers seeking quality products at
Elite-Kold continues to explore new means of providing cryotherapy, with an
expanding line of cold therapy products that include new athletic wraps,
consumer wraps, as well as equine wraps.
- Use non-toxic pillows of purified water with USDA approved, food-grade
freezing agents as the basic cold modality.
- Are ergonomically designed with over 17 products conforming anatomically.
- Offer contact closures that make the wraps simple to apply with even,
- Deliver up to 2 hours or more of "correct temperature" cold therapy.
- Keep you comfortable and dry while allowing mobility.
Elite*Kold Products are ideally suited for orthopedic application. Elite-Kold
wraps effectively penetrates dressing to decrease pain, edema, and secondary
hypoxic tissue injury. These effects contribute to your comfort and reduced
EliteKold products, with self-contained ice, allow you to be mobile during
treatment. After applying 1-2 hours, the entire wrap is refrozen, then
re-applied as needed during the initial recovery period. The EliteKold wrap is
then used extensively during rehab and is available for long-term use as you
resume normal activities.
EliteKold Reusable Ice Wraps feature ice mat (pillows of purified water with
food-grade freezing agents) which are sewn into wraps using hook engageable,
outer material and ripstop inner material designed to more quickly transfer
Product Profile: EliteKold Products:
Ten anatomically designed wraps comprise the original EliteKold line of
products. These products feature ice mat (pillows of purified water with
food-grade feezing agents) which are sewn into wraps using hook engageable,
outer material and a ripstop inner fabric designed to quickly transfer cold. In
addition, there is a universal, consumer group of products which can be applied
to a variety of locations and deliver sufficient cold therapy for bumps,
bruises, strains and sprains.
The wraps can be refrozen and reused repeatedly without losing their
effectiveness, which provides you with a cryotherapy device which can be used
postsurgically, during rehabilitation, and thereafter when needed.
You can be mobile during treatment.
Product Profile: Elite-Kold Products:
There are seven Elite-Kold products. These products feature ice mat (pillows of
purified water with food-grade feezing agents) which are sewn into wraps using
hook engageable, outer material and a ripstop inner fabric designed to quickly
The Elite-Kold Vest has 10 pockets for ice mat inserts and is popular
with mascots, hazardous material workers, and patients with muscular dystrophy
or ectodermal dysplasia. All elastic straps are latex free and provide
comfortable compression as desired.
You can be mobile while using the products.
Elite-Kold EquineProduct Profile:
Elite-Kold leg wraps for horses solve age-old problems of treating leg injuries.
Prior to the introduction of Elite-Kold Reusable wraps, the only way to provide
cold therapy was "hosing", buckets of ice, or a myriad of ways trainers and
owners developed to reduce swelling and inflammation in horses legs.
The four Elite-Kold Equine wraps allow cold treatment to be delivered to any leg
position without exposing the hoof to water. When frozen, the pillows of
purified water melt in place, thereby providing uniform cold therapy up to two
hours without trainer or owner involvement.
The wraps are contructed with hook engageable, nylon outer material and ripstop
nylon inner fabric and are pocketed.
Elite-Kold inserts are frozen separately and placed in the pockets which can be
refrozen and used again and again. Each wrap has three elastic straps to provide
compression and to keep the wrap in place.
Magnet inserts are also available which fit into the wrap pockets when magnetic
therapy is appropriate.
Cold Compression therapy is a proven method to aid in mending injuries and speed
The body reacts to any soft-tissue trauma, whether due to injury or surgery, by
initiating the first stage of healing known as the inflammatory response.
Immediately the blood vessels that have been traumatized begin to hemorrhage. At
the same time, the traumatized cells release enzymes and proteins which (1)
activate local pain receptors; (2) increase the permeability at the blood vessel
walls; (3) attract immune chemicals and cells to the site via a rush of fluids
which begin to accumulate and thus create edema (swelling). The excess fluid
floods the site and separates healthy cells in the vicinity from their oxygen
source. As a result, many healthy cells suffer secondary tissue damage called
"hypoxic injury" which can cause more cell destruction and edema than the
Cryotherapy breaks this cycle and dramatically decreases the tissue loss from
hypoxic injury. It accomplishes that by reducing the metabolic activity of the
still-healthy cells. By requiring less oxygen, the volume of fluid is reduced
and edema is lessened.
To Summarize, Cryotherapy:
(1) Produces anesthesia by decreasing nerve conduction velocity, thereby
reducing pain and the use of narcotics.
(2) Decreases secondary hypoxic injury by decreasing the metabolic demands of
surrounding tissue cells.
(3) Decreases edema by limiting fluid infiltration in the area.