Effects of Cold Water Immersion (CWI) and Contrast Water Therapy for Recovery From Team Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Effects of Cold Water Immersion (CWI) and Contrast Water Therapy for Recovery From Team Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The Meta Analysis involved 23 studies combining 606 Participants.
CWI enhanced recovery of neuromuscular performance and perceived muscle soreness and energy recovery 24 hours following the exercise stressor.
The recommended dose was 2x5 minutes rounds at 50°F (10°C)

Higgins, Trevor R.1,2; Greene, David A.1; Baker, Michael K.1 1School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia; and

2Department of Sport Performance, Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney, Australia

Address correspondence to Trevor R. Higgins, thiggins@acpe.edu.au.