High Pressure Cryotherapy

About Cryotherapy

Healers have been using cold therapy for centuries to treat injuries, numb pain and reduce inflammation, and athletes have relied on ice baths for decades to speed up recovery after training and competition. But now, technology has taken cryotherapy to a whole new level, making it more accessible and convenient, and much less uncomfortable than ever before.

Cryotherapy is one of our latest technologies at NYDNRehab. Our mobile cryotherapy machine delivers an icy-cold blast of nitrogen gas directly to the site of pain or injury, to quickly reduce swelling, soothe irritated nerves and numb pain. Cryotherapy is a great tool for rehabilitating injuries, treating surgical incisions and promoting recovery from sports and exercise.

When used in conjunction with other therapies and technologies, cryotherapy provides a valuable tool for optimizing and accelerating the rehabilitation process.

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Dr. Lev Kalika
Dr. Lev Kalika

Clinical director & DC RMSK

About Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr. Lev Kalika

As a prominent New York clinician with over 15 years of experience, Dr. Kalika has devoted his life’s work to finding the best therapies and technologies to treat injuries, pain syndromes and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Having trained under some of Europe’s most eminent pioneers in rehabilitative medicine, Dr. Kalika has developed his own unique approach to patient care that sets his clinic apart from average physical therapy clinics.

Dr. Kalika is an expert in diagnostic ultrasonography, with multiple scientific research papers to his credit. NYDNRehab is one of few clinics featuring high resolution ultrasound equipment with capabilities for superb microvascular imaging (SMI) and sonoelastography, along with a growing array of electromagnetic regenerative technologies to stimulate healing at the cellular level.

Dr. Kalika’s tech-forward approach to patient care has made him one of the most sought-after sports medicine practitioners in NYC.

Why NYDNRehab is the Go-To Clinic for Injury Rehab in NYC

When confronted with chronic pain, traumatic injuries or reduced mobility, people are often at a loss for where to turn. Conventional doctors often prescribe addictive pain medications to mask symptoms, and when that no longer works, they are quick to recommend surgery that yields mediocre results.

Even chiropractors and physical therapists often lack the training and equipment to render an accurate diagnosis and provide effective treatment. Many resort to one-size-fits-all exercise protocols and outdated recovery timelines that fall short of completely restoring safe and functional movement patterns.

At NYDNRehab, we take a holistic and personalized approach to patient care, treating the patient and not just the symptoms. Our high resolution ultrasound equipment enables us to visualize damaged tissues in real time, for on-site diagnosis and ongoing monitoring of progress.

In many cases, physical therapy alone is not enough to resolve pain and dysfunction. Prior to beginning physical therapy, we pre-treat damaged tissues with advanced technologies to reduce pain and inflammation, and eliminate issues like scar tissue and adhesions that inhibit the effectiveness of physical therapy.

Why NYDNRehab is the Go-To Clinic for Injury Rehab in NYC

Patients love our one-on-one approach, and our personalized treatment protocols ensure that your condition gets resolved in the least time possible. Our technologies, experience and expertise set NYDNRehab apart as the clinic of choice for physical rehabilitation in NYC.

Conditions that Benefit from

  • Arthritic joint pain

  • Muscle and tendon ruptures

  • Traumatic sports injuries

  • Neurogenic inflammation

  • Post-surgery pain and inflammation

  • Overuse injuries from sports and exercise

  • Low back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Cervicogenic headaches

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sciatic nerve pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

  • Wrist and ankle sprains

  • Frozen shoulder syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Other musculoskeletal conditions

How Cryotherapy Works

How Cryotherapy Works

During a cryotherapy session, the clinician uses a wand-like device to direct the flow of sub-zero temperature nitrogen gas to targeted tissues. Within seconds, painful nerve endings are numbed, and swollen tissues begin to shrink. Unlike frigid ice baths used by athletes that last half an hour or longer, a single cryotherapy session lasts only a few minutes, but renders the same benefits.

Cryotherapy taps into your blood vessels’ capacity to constrict and dilate. When superficial tissues are exposed to extreme cold, blood vessels naturally constrict, shunting blood away from the surface and into the viscera. In the process, fluids and toxins are flushed from damaged tissues and carried into the circulatory system, to be eliminated via the lymph and kidneys.

When it comes to injury rehabilitation, cryotherapy helps to numb pain and reduce inflammation, to prepare tissues for further treatment and physical therapy.


Other Advanced Technologies at NYDNRehab

Cryotherapy is one of our newest technologies for patient care. The clinic at NYDNRehab features some of the most advanced technologies available for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Focused ESWT technology produces high frequency sound waves to stimulate the body’s own reparative mechanisms. ESWT helps to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation to targeted tissues, and stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanisms.

Extracorporeal Magnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT)

EMTT is a new technology that transmits high energy magnetic pulses to targeted tissues. The magnetic waves synchronize with the body’s own magnetic fields, to trigger a reparative response. EMTT waves are able to target difficult-to-reach tendons, muscles, bones and nerves.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)

EPAT, also known as defocused or radial shockwave therapy, uses acoustic pressure waves to enhance blood circulation to targeted tissues.

High Energy Inductive Therapy (HEIT)

HEIT uses electromagnetic fields to penetrate cells, tissues, organs and bones, to reactivate optimal electrochemical function and stimulate healing of nerves, muscles and blood vessels.

Focused Shockwave Therapy

High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging

High Resolution Diagnostic

Seeing is believing! Our high resolution ultrasound equipment renders crystal-clear images of your body’s structures in real time, for a thorough and accurate diagnosis. In addition, advanced technology gives us capabilities for superb microvascular imaging (SMI) and sonoelastography, two invaluable tools for tracking the progress of your therapy.

INDIBA Radiofrequency Therapy

INDIBA therapy is a type of transfer of energy capacitive and resistive (TECAR) therapy that helps to restore the ionic charge of damaged cells, for faster injury healing and rehabilitation.

Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT)

INDIBA Radiofrequency Therapy

Ultrasound Guided Therapies

We use ultrasound to guide many of our targeted needling therapies. Guidance with high resolution ultrasound ensures that our therapeutic techniques hit their mark, for maximum effectiveness.


Get Cryotherapy for Pain and Injury
Rehab in NYC

Whether you’ve been injured, recently had surgery, or are suffering from common pain syndromes like sciatica or plantar fasciitis, cryotherapy can help to reduce your pain and accelerate the healing process. When administered as part of a holistic treatment protocol, cryotherapy can be a valuable tool for restoring pain-free mobility.

Don’t waste your time and money on doctors and therapists who lack the necessary tools and expertise to resolve your pain and dysfunction. Contact NYDNRehab today, and jump-start the healing process so you can get back to functional pain-free movement.

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    Cryotherapy FAQs

    How uncomfortable is cryotherapy?
    Cryotherapy is no more uncomfortable than an icy blast of wind on a cold winter day. Because the total treatment time is only a few minutes, discomfort is minimal.
    How long does a cryotherapy session take?
    Treatment with cryotherapy only lasts about three minutes. If cryotherapy is your only treatment that day, your total appointment time may be as little as 15 minutes or less.
    Are there any negative side effects from Cryotherapy?
    While there is a remote potential for frostbite, cryotherapy is completely safe when administered by a trained clinician.
    Is cryotherapy safe for everyone?
    Certain people should avoid cryotherapy, including pregnant females, people with pacemakers, anyone with cardiovascular disease, any condition that involves the blood vessels, and circulatory disorders. Be sure to tell your clinician about any medical conditions you are being treated for.
    Do I have to undress for cryotherapy?
    You do not have to completely disrobe for cryotherapy, but you do need to wear clothing that allows you to expose the targeted tissues. Make sure your clothing is dry, as wet clothing can freeze to your skin.

    In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

    Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

    The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

    Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
    the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
    due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
    to proper diagnostic workup

    Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
    to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
    under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


    Complete tear of rectus femoris
    with large hematoma (blood)


    Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
    on dynamic sonography examination

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