Woof Wear Ice Therapy Boots
Woof Wear Ice Therapy Boots
The Ice Therapy Boot is a versatile boot that enables both hot and cold therapy to aid recovery after periods of stress and as a complementary treatment for leg injuries.
Made from 7mm closed cell neoprene featuring touch & close fastenings for improved fit.
The elasticated mesh pockets safely contain hot & cold therapy packs (available separately) as well as ice.
These boots are a useful addition to the kit bag at home and away.
- 7mm closed cell neoprene.
- Wide, high density touch close straps.
- Elasticated mesh pockets allow safe containment of ice and therapy packs.
- Large landing pad allows maximum strap adjustment ensuring a secure fit.
- Packs can be heated up or cooled down, dependent on the type of injury being treated and are fully reusable.
- Sold in pairs with 4 x Hot and Cold Therapy packs included (2 per boot).
Gel Packs stay flexible even at -18 degrees!
- Close all straps prior to washing
- Machine wash max 30°C, gentle spin
- DO NOT tumble dry
- DO NOT leave boots in strong sunlight
Something we can do to help reduce the risks of tendon breakdown is to keep the tendon cool. Cold therapy helps to cool the tendons and suspensory ligaments as well as preventing general lower limb inflammation. The cold therapy inhibits blood flow to the area thus creating a cool atmosphere. Whether you choose to use crushed ice, a bag of frozen peas or Woof Wear Hot and Cold Gel packs, this mouldable form of cold therapy is highly effective.
This is where the Woof Wear Ice Therapy Boots become invaluable as they facilitate the even distribution of cold therapy around the whole lower leg and hold it securely. With fully adjustable straps and a large landing pad they can be fitted to most sizes of horse.
It is advised that when using ice/cold therapy you do so on a 5 minutes on, 15 minutes off basis.
Keep ice topped up to help maintain a constant temperature.
Do not apply ice for more than 30 minutes in any two hour period.
Care MUST be taken when applying cold therapy as if used incorrectly or applied for too long it has the potential to damage the skin and the underlying tissue.
If your horse is very sensitive, for example those with thin or pink skin – you may want to consider using a soft cotton layer between your horses leg and the therapy boot.
What if your horse requires the benefits of Heat Therapy?
Treatment with superficial heat increases the blood flow which helps promote healing by increasing the amount of oxygen to the area. Heat is used when there is no associated pain to promote the final stages of healing. By introducing heat, the boost in circulation assists in the delivery of new cells which are delivered via the bloodstream.
Heat therapy should be applied for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time with a minimum of 20 minutes rest between treatments.
Ensure a constant heat is applied - 40-45⁰C is considered optimum.
If you are unsure as to whether your horse requires hot or cold therapy, be sure to consult your vet or a suitably qualified person.