“It’s a different kind of treatment than the old days, that’s for sure,” said Jays manager John Gibbons, who played pro ball when players used smelling salts if they had their bell rung.
“You used to put ice on (your wounds),” said Gibbons, with a laugh. “Now they got acupuncture. They got …
“Steam units, heat-ice, hot tub, cold tub,” finished Jays media guy Jay Stenhouse.
“All kinds of stuff,” said Gibbons.
Message therapy. Electronic stimulation therapy …
“So many different things,” said Gibbons.
“They got those vacuum boots,” added Stenhouse.
All-star third baseman Josh Donaldson tweeted a picture this summer of himself wearing new Normatec recovery boots that uses compressed air to massage the limbs, mobilize fluid and speed recovery. At one time, former Jays ace Roy Halladay had a hyperbaric chamber in the clubhouse.
Thanks to @NTRecovery for the recovery boots recommended by George Poulis and Mike Frostad. These boots are great. pic.twitter.com/4o6HO1I0yc
— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) August 31, 2016