Contrast therapy and intramuscular temperature in the human leg.

  title={Contrast therapy and intramuscular temperature in the human leg.},
  author={Joseph William Myrer and David O. Draper and Emma Durrant},
  journal={Journal of athletic training},
  volume={29 4},
Contrast therapy, although having a long history of use in sports medicine and physical therapy, remains insufficiently researched. We investigated the thermal effects of contrast therapy on intramuscular temperature. We randomly assigned 28 college students to either a control or a contrast group, eight women and six men per group. We shaved and cleansed a 4- x 4-cm area of skin over the right medial calf and inserted a microprobe to a depth of 1 cm below the skin and subcutaneous fat in the… CONTINUE READING


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