Pro2cool® is the first ever FDA-designated Breakthrough Device for post-concussion cooling therapy.
What is pro2cool®
The pro2cool® system was designed to bring relief to athletes following a concussion. It provides selective cooling of the head and neck in an effort to reduce the effects seen in concussions. pro2cool® is a well-tolerated, low-risk device that unlike other cooling technologies, does not require ice. This portable system is easy to use in almost any environment. pro2cool®’s high-tech software cools the patient to the appropriate temperature and holds them there for the duration of the two 30-minute treatments. pro2cool® is the only device offering substantial clinical data around concussion care.
How Does pro2cool® Help Concussions?
TecTraum developed pro2cool® to be the first FDA-cleared treatment for concussions. Once approved and after a concussion is suspected, a trainer, sports medicine coach, or health care professional will be able to turn on the pro2cool® unit and attach the device to the injured patient’s head. The therapy applies selective cooling to the head and neck, which in turn reduces the clinical signs and symptoms of concussion.
— Sam Williams
TecTraum publication 2021
Check out our original research published in the March issue of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine entitled “Preliminary Safety and Efficacy of Head and Neck Cooling Therapy After Concussion in Adolescent Athletes: A Randomized Pilot Trial.” In this pilot study, our objective is to determine the safety and efficacy of head and neck cooling when applied eight days after concussion among adolescent athletes ages 12-17 years old diagnosed within one week of injury.
The Future of pro2cool®
pro2cool® is designed to mitigate both short- and long-term symptoms associated with concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Cooling therapy has been used to treat various medical conditions and even prevent death in newborns. Most commonly, cooling gels or ice packs can relieve aching muscles, joints or pain associated with arthritis. Cryotherapy is the newest intervention to treat a variety of health issues. pro2cool® is the only cooling therapy specifically designed to treat and reduce the clinical signs and symptoms of concussions.