Michal Kempny gave a behind-the-scenes look of his rehab Friday and it involved a lot of naked man and white fabric.
On his Instagram Story, Kempny told his followers that he turned to cryotherapy to rehab his torn left hamstring. The Czech defenseman originally injured himself during the Caps’ overtime loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 20. Kempny had surgery on April 2 and his rehab was set at four to six months.
In the video, Kempny shows off his thighlights for all to see.
In the video, Kempny wears only a head band, mask, gloves, and boxers.
He even had his doctor open the door for him as he emerged blanketed in a sea of water vapor.
Cryotherapy is a special therapy that uses gaseous nitrogen to drop the temperature to subzero temperatures of -200°F to -300°F for two to three minutes at a time. Proponents of cryotherapy say that the process helps to speed muscle recovery and release endorphins.
Cryotherapy isn’t a new treatment for athletes, with a number of basketball players finding benefits from it. Among hockey players, ex-Capitals Karl Alzner has used it for treatment and Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin has cemented it into his game day routine.
These videos continue the brilliant offseason content from Capitals players. From Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky chirping each other online to Alex Ovechkin being a celebrity guest at a chess match, you literally can’t make this stuff up.
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