What is the Normatec?
The NormaTec Recovery System™ by Hyperice™ is a dynamic pneumatic compression system that was invented by Dr. Laura Jacobs, a physician and engineer. It was created originally to treat patients non-invasively with various circulatory disorders. The system is designed to mimic the normal flow of our venous and lymphatic systems to increase circulation in the areas of the body that are farthest from the heart (where we often need it the most!). This increase in circulation leads to increased oxygenation of tissues which assists in reducing pain, soreness, muscular tension, and swelling to assist in speeding up overall healing time. You may have seen these inflatable boots used on athletes at your favorite sporting event (Hyperice™ is the official recovery technology partner of the NFL™ investors include athletes including Patrick Mahomes and Blake Griffin). However, it can have the same results on weekend warriors and athletes at your local gym. But what exactly are the benefits of using the NormaTec™ and what does that mean for me?
- Pre-workout warm up
- Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress
- Enhances ability to clear or flush metabolites from the body
- Increases range of motion
- Decreases muscular fatigue following a bout of acute exercise
- Increases pressure to pain threshold
What does this mean for me?
- In summation, the NormaTec™ is a useful tool for athletes of all levels, active individuals engaging in an exercise program, and patients participating in a rehabilitation plan of care to facilitate the recovery process. When building muscle or training for anything you must provide stressors to the region to allow for desirable changes, but you also need to allow ample time for recovery in order to achieve sustainable growth or gains in that part of the body. Remember, If you are putting in the work, don’t skip on the recovery! Ask your Carolina Physical Therapy team if the Normatec™ system would be beneficial to help aide you in your recovery today!
Visit https://hyperice.com/normatec for more information on the NormaTec Recovery System™ by Hyperice™