ARGYLE physio Paul Atkinson will now have an extra tool at his disposal when treating injured players, thanks to the Plymouth Argyle Supporters' Club.The PASC have donated a significant amount of money to the club to enable Paul to buy a state-of-the-art Game Ready Ice Compression System.
Representatives of the PASC visited the club on Thursday to see a demonstration of the Game Ready, with recovering striker Matt Lecointe.
The Game Ready System is a method of combining intermittent compression with cold therapy in one application.
RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) has long been used to treat acute and chronic injury and to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation after surgery.
The Game Ready System simultaneously delivers both adjustable cold therapy and intermittent compression, making it easy to apply the two most difficult-to-manage aspects of the RICE regime.
Paul said: "I'm grateful to the Supporters' club for this great donation.
"The Game Ready System, which is widely used within professional sport, will greatly enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and rehabilitation given to our playing squad.
"This equipment has been scientifically proven to reduce healing time, enhance rehabilitation and therefore speed up the return to playing time following injury and surgery.
"What's more, we are just one of four League 2 clubs to have such a facility which will hopefully give us the edge of the rehabilitation of injured players."