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Whole-body cryotherapy (extreme cold air exposure) for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise in adults

  1. Joseph T Costello1,*,
  2. Philip RA Baker2,
  3. Geoffrey M Minett1,
  4. Francois Bieuzen3,
  5. Ian B Stewart1,
  6. Chris Bleakley4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 16 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010789


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Costello JT, Baker PRA, Minett GM, Bieuzen F, Stewart IB, Bleakley C. Whole-body cryotherapy (extreme cold air exposure) for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010789. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010789.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queensland University of Technology, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

  2. 2

    Queensland University of Technology, School of Public Health and Social Work, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP), Laboratory of Sport, Expertise and Performance, Paris, France

  4. 4

    University of Ulster, Ulster Sports Academy, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, UK

*Joseph T Costello, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, A309, O-Block, A-Wing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD, 4059, Australia. joseph.costello@qut.edu.au. joseph.t.cos@gmail.com.

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  2. Published Online: 16 OCT 2013

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