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INTRODUCTION: The influence of whole body cryotherapy on human body. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted on a group of 50 patients of the Rehabilitation Ward in Wojewodzki Szpital Zespolony in Kielce suffering from chronic pain as a sequel of degenerative-deformative changes and residing. Physiotherapy consisted of treatments in cryo-chamber and physical exercises. RESULTS: The average heart rate in the study group before the treatment amounted to 66.5 beats/min +/- 5.7 after the courses of treatments it constituted to 63.1 beats/min. +/- 3.6 at the significance level p < 0.001. The average value of systolic blood pressure in the study group before treatments accounted for 118.7 mmHg +/- 10.8 after the course of treatments amounted to 119.9 mmHg +/- 11.6 at the significance level p < 0.001. CONCLUSION: The single treatment of the whole body cryotherapy and 10 courses of those combined with physical exercises caused statistically significant reduction in the heart rate and pressure parameters. The downward trend was observed in all courses of treatments conducted in this study.

Szczepanowska-Wolowiec, B, Dudek, J, Wolowiec, P and Kotela, I. (2010) “[The influence of cryochamber on parameters of blood pressure and pulse]”. Przegl Lek 67 (5) 360-4.

Full Article : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20684337