At Southwest Cryotherapy, Dr. Jonathan David and team use extreme cold to soothe overworked muscles. Spending short bursts of time — a matter of seconds to minutes — in the low temperatures of -200 to -240 degrees Fahrenheit can help relieve symptoms of joint pain, stress, rheumatism, and even some skin conditions. The brevity of the treatments allows the cold to permeate the muscles while leaving the core body temperature at normal levels. In addition to reducing pain and inflammation, whole-body cryotherapy is said to boost immunity and burn up to 800 calories per session, providing benefits both inside and out.
During a 2 to 3-minute session at -240F, blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from the peripheral tissues and toward your core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood.
After exiting the Cryochamber, filtered blood flows back to the peripheral tissues. Now cleaner and enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes - your blood warms and enriches skin and muscles, and range of motion increases.
Over the next 48 hours, the process of restoration occurs and the body returns to a former and better state or condition with reduced pain and inflammation, and increased energy levels. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.
Jonathan David, DC,CCSP ®, QNCP
Dr. Jonathan David was born and raised in the California Bay Area. He attended Arizona State University and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in wellness. It was an internship during his undergraduate work at Arizona State University that forever changed his life. While interning with a local chiropractor Dr. David found the importance of chiropractic and its role in the process of optimal health and well-being. In September of 2004, Dr. Jonathan David graduated from Life Chiropractic College West one of the most elite Chiropractic schools in the nation. It was at Life West Chiropractic College that he attained his doctorate and received the foundation to becoming the successful clinician he is today. In addition, Dr. David has also had the pleasure and opportunity to work with some of the greatest chiropractic minds of today adding to his extensive clinical training and chiropractic experience. As a healthcare professional Dr. David continually strives to better his approach to total health and well-being. With total health and well-being in mind Dr. David decided to combine two very natural and effective health care approaches, chiropractic and physical therapy, to create Active Spine & Sport Therapy.