Katelyn Sander

Game Ready: What Is It and Why You Should Give it a Try

Sustaining an injury is bad. Having that injury linger (and keep you away from your regular workout and routine) is worse. When your injury just won’t heal or when you’re recovering from surgery, you should book an appointment with our Clinics. At the Cambridge Clinic and Sport Medicine Clinic, we offer Game Ready – a multi-modality therapy system used for recovery – which just might be the therapy you need.

What is Game Ready?

Game Ready is a multi-modality system that harnesses the power of integrated cold, heat, rapid contrast, and active compression therapies, applied directly at the joint, to assist in injury and surgery rehabilitation and recovery. It takes the RICE principles – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation – long followed to control pain and swelling following injury or surgery, and elevates them with a system that works to accelerate and enhance recovery.

What is a Game Ready appointment like at the Clinic?

Game Ready can be used as an additive to another treatment (i.e. massage) or a standalone therapy. When you are recovering from an injury and book an appointment at the Clinic, our practitioners will determine the best course of action for your recovery.

If that treatment plan includes Game Ready, your practitioner will get you comfortably seated and attach the Game Ready wrap around the injured area. The Game Ready therapy will last approximately 15 minutes, will be painless, and will give you the opportunity to read, check your phone, and more. Sit back and let Game Ready do all the work. It really is that simple.

Based upon your injury and recovery, your practitioner will outline how many Game Ready sessions you need for optimal recovery – your treatment plan is completely customized.

Who should consider Game Ready?

Game Ready is beneficial for anyone recovering from being injured or that are rehabbing after surgery. More specifically, Game Ready can decrease muscle spasms and help to speed up the healing process of:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Swelling

What are the benefits of Game Ready?

Game Ready utilizes compression and cold therapy simultaneously to relieve pain for patients who are recovering from an injury or are post-surgery. It is able to relieve this pain without the use of narcotics or actual ice. It modernizes the RICE principles we’ve all been practicing for years and speeds up the healing process.

Who uses Game Ready?

Because Game Ready is the first-ever sports injury and post-op recovery device of its kind, it is used by:

  • Elite athletes
  • Professional sport teams
  • Leading orthopedic surgeons
  • Physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Special military forces around the world

You can receive Game Ready treatment anytime at the Sport Medicine Clinic and Cambridge Clinic. Please contact the SMC Front Desk and Cambridge Club Front Desk to book your appointment. The Cambridge Clinic will also be hosting a special workshop where you can learn about the merits of Game Ready and experience it for yourself. Cambridge Club Members can join Andrew on Friday, December 6th from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Contact Andrew for more details and to book a session.


Cquen Houston-McMillan, Health Clinic Director & Assistant Personal Trainer Director, Cambridge Club

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