Ice-Vibe Cold Circulation Therapy Boots tackle 3 key issues
- Reducing Soreness and Swelling
- Helping to Boost Circulation
- Stimulating Healing
Check out this
video with the Ice-Vibe designer, Louisa Williams
The massage effect of Ice-Vibe encourages movement of the lymphatic system, draining inflammation and stimulating repair to damaged tissue. Using Ice-Vibe before exercise can help reduce the risk of injury by increasing blood flow to the tendons and ligaments making them more prepared and acting as a pre-warm-up warm-up. Everyday wear and tear on joints can be managed with daily use of the boots.
As an Ice Boot - they work very effectively at cooling the legs down through the use of the Cold Packs provided. Cold packs used from the freezer will cool the blood passing them as the massage keeps bloodflow circulation, thus cooling more blood and encouraging immediate repair and recovery of cells and tissues not denied oxygen and nutrients via the blood, that can occur when using ordinary ice boots.
Use before exercise without cold packs, use after exercise with cold packs.
For competition, use prior to competition warm-up without cold packs unless it is a very hot day. Use after competition with cold packs immediately. If the competition is a particularly aerobic event that results in hard-blowing afterwards, such as the XC phase or a race, use cold hosing/ice boots during cool down while the horse is still blowing hard. The reason for this is the heart is still pumping blood with plenty of vigour. Once the hard-blowing eases, switch to Ice-Vibe with cold packs and vibration massage to encourage reduction in any bruising, swelling, soreness that may have occurred during the competition.
Ice-Vibe boots use a neoprene outer with elasticated inner pockets for the vibration panels, soft binding and secure Velcro fastenings to prevent slipping. Contoured to fit the lower leg, Ice-Vibe boots can be used on both front and hind legs. Easy to use, first wrap the cold packs around the leg, then place the boots on top. Ensure your vibration panels are in the preferred pocket if you wish to target a specific area and always flat side of the panel to the horse's leg.
The boots have had an update, now with a smooth outer to repel shavings and dirt and beaded gel cold packs for optimal performance and fit. Some attractive blue piping completes the look!
Hints: always remember to hold the battery controller down for 3 seconds to switch on or off. One press changes settings, of which there are 3. Setting 2 is your go-to setting for pre- and post-work as well as managing injuries. Setting 1 for introducing your horse to the boots and in the immediate days after an acute injury. Setting 3 for horses that have a lot of scar tissue from previous injury that you wish to break down, or for horses on long periods of restricted movement that will need more help with circulation.
Available in Size Full or ExtraFull.
Full Size: Ponies through to Small/Med size Horses, will suit front & hind legs up to 16.2hh.
XFull Size: Designed for heavy boned warm blood type horses or for use on Hind legs. More info below re new size
Extra full ICE-VIBE boots are designed for use on front and hind legs on bigger boned horses and for horses with long canon bones. Developed as a result of feedback from riders, extra-full ICE-VIBE boots can be used to treat hind legs after hard training or competition.
The new extra full boot is 35cm long. The new cold pack is 33cm long and covers the fetlock joint for added healing.
The standard full boot will fit most small to medium size horses with thoroughbred blood or those that are not heavy boned.
Extra full boots will suit riders wanting boots specifically for hind legs or with heavy boned, warm blood type horses.
ICE-VIBE extra full boots are wireless, rechargeable, easy to use and portable.
Check out the user guide & FAQs here
Also check the video out for setup here