What is Game Ready?

Game Ready therapy is a specialized treatment method that combines adjustable heat and cold and intermittent compression to manage pain, reduce swelling, and promote healing. It's commonly used in sports medicine and post-surgical rehabilitation to enhance recovery and alleviate discomfort. Game Ready devices consist of wraps and a control unit, allowing for targetd, efficient, and comfortable therapy for various injuries and conditions.

At the Sport Medicine Clinic, our team of therapists and professionals may suggest incorporating Game Ready into your personalized treatment plan, ensuring you benefit from this cutting-edge approach to healing and recovery.

When can Game Ready help?

Game Ready hot & cold therapy is a treatment option for many conditions, including, but not limited to:

- Sports injuries: speeding up recovery and reducing pain
- Post-surgical healing: enhancing surgical recovery and reducing swelling
- Joint pain: providing targeted relief
- Sprains & strains: reducing inflammation and discomfort
- Muscle soreness: alleviating post-exercise pain
- Arthritis flare-ups: managing pain during episodes
- Tendonitis: reducing inflammation and promoting healing
- Orthopedic rehabilitation: supporting overall recovery
- Swelling reduction: effective for edema management
- Chronic pain: offering relief in long-term pain management

How is Game Ready better than other cold therapies?

Game Ready combines active pneumatic compression and rapidly circulating cold therapy to do more than passively treat symptoms of pain and swelling. It gives you the therapeutic power to accelerate the body's natural repair mechanisms.

Most other methods of cold therapy applications are either static or have low fluid flow rates. Game Ready enables deeper, longer-lasting cold therapy.

Also, most other cold therapy does not offer compression, and if it does, it's usually static. While static compression is commonly accepted as a useful method or passively mitigating swelling, it does not help the body heal. By contrast, Game Ready's form of active compression mimics natural muscle contractions to stimulate tissue healing.

Game Ready combines...

  • Cold and compression therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Contrast therapy
  • Intermittent pneumatic compression therapy

Is Game Ready covered by OHIP or my insurance?

Game Ready is not covered under your OHIP but may be covered by your extended health insurance plan. Please check your individual plans for more details. The Sport Medicine Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Do I need a referral to get Game Ready therapy at the Sport Medicine Clinic?

No referral is necessary for Game Ready therapy to be part of your treatment plan. Upon completion of your assessment, your therapist can advise you if Game Ready therapy is appropriate for your injury. 

Is the Sport Medicine Clinic accepting new patients for Game Ready?

Yes! Please call 416-865-0903 or click here to book your appointment.