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NormaTec Recovery Device

NormaTec is the ultimate recovery device. The technology can increase circulation and improve mobility for those who work out regularly, are training for a competition or race, experience swollen legs from traveling frequently, stand for long hours on the job, or suffer from inflammation, sore muscles, or other circulatory issues. NormaTec is used extensively in professional athletics and is utilized for both rehab and recovery by 97% of pro teams, as well as Olympic and elite athletes across a broad spectrum of sports.

Speaking with a licensed professional such as Dr. Brian Mikhayloff can be the difference between fast results and long lasting discomfort or pain due to immobility. There’s a reason that so many clients come to Spine & Sport Center due to the extensive experience that Dr. Brian acquired over his tenure.

Dr. Brian has found that by using NormaTec he was able to help clients faster and more effectively. Recommendations are to book an appointment with him in order to learn more about how you can expedite your recovery and feel better now

The NormaTec PULSE Series is a pneumatic compression device that utilizes patented technology to increase circulation to the limbs. NormaTec was founded by a physician and bioengineer as a medical company to help treat circulatory conditions.

They later worked directly with top athletic programs to develop the NormaTec PULSE Series. Using NormaTec’s leg, arm, or hip attachments boosts blood flow and reduces pain and soreness.

In addition to these benefits, studies show that NormaTec decreases inflammation, clears metabolites, and increases range of motion.

NormaTec pairs compression with a sophisticated massage pattern, employing three key forms of biomimicry, including pulsing, gradients, and distal release. The patented pulsing action uses dynamic compression, effectively mimicking the muscle pump of the legs and arms, to greatly enhance the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs.

NormaTec utilizes hold pressures similar to the one-way valves of veins and lymphatic vessels, preventing fluid backflow, and enhancing the natural circulatory flow. The distal release feature releases hold pressures once they are no longer needed, ensuring that each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.

NormaTec is a clinically proven method to enhance recovery and reduce pain and soreness. The user will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the attachments fill with air to calibrate and mold to their exact body shape. The session will then begin by compressing the feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on which attachment you are using.)

Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up the limb. This stimulates blood flow, massages the muscles, and works in harmony with the body’s circulatory system to mobilize fluid out of the extremities and back up towards the heart.

You’ll note there’s a ton of incredible research online, but in summary these studies found that NormaTec:

  • Speeds Lactate Clearance
  • Reduces Soreness
  • Improves Range of Motion
  • Increases FMD systematically– (arterial dilation and an indicator of vascular function)
  • Improves Blood Flow in capillaries locally
  • Lowers Oxidative Stress

Additional Benefits:

  • Increases RPS-6 – (Essential protein for rebuilding and repairing muscles)
  • Increases eNOS – (precursor to Nitric oxide)
  • Increases PGC1alpha – (metabolic regulator in the cells)
  • Demonstrates Thermography impact on treated and contralateral limb. (As an indicator of improved systematic circulation.)
  • Increases Hemoglobin and Oxygenated Hemoglobin 
Call Spine & Sport Center at 347-395-1717 in order to speak with Dr. Brian Mikhayloff so that you can speed up your recovery today.