It was perhaps destined to turn out this way, but what began as a way to reduce swelling following surgery, has now grown into a phenomenon professional athletes swear by, so too weekday workout warriors of all levels. If you still harbour some curiosity around what Normatec Pulse Recovery is all about, let’s reward that curiosity by diving into some interesting facts about NormaTec boots in particular.
Blood flow enhancement system
To put it in the simplest way possible, NormaTec limb systems (both leg and arm) enhance blood flow, so in the specific case of NormaTec leg compression boots, it’s the legs which are targeted for increased and improved blood flow. The effects go beyond just that area of the legs contained in the boots though. Much in the same way as a blood pressure cuff hugging your entire extremity, it is filled with air to compress your leg and then releases.
he compression-and-release pattern is delivered in controlled intervals by the portable, easy-deployment motor. NormaTec boasts several operation settings that can be adjusted to your required comfort. The compression pretty much just forces stagnant fluid away, so too some swelling from the leg. The release then allows the flow of fresh blood into the area. Rapid recovery is achieved through repeated use.
Athletes use Normatec for recovery
In recent years, both professional and recreational athletes of all levels are on a drive to train harder and more frequently than ever to achieve higher levels of performance across all competitive levels they participate in. Typically, rest between training days, or general cardio, would account for the adequate recovery our bodies require. However, athletes whose regimes have them training daily with little rest are on the lookout for technology like NormaTec to help them recover faster. With the compression and massage stimulation athletes inevitably notice decreased muscle soreness to go with the feeling of enhanced blood circulation.
Normatec sessions typically last from 20-30 minutes and can be deployed daily. Numerous athletes are keen to use NormaTec in preparation for an upcoming event so as to kick-start blood flow prior to something like a cycling race, a marathon or even something like a triathlon or CrossFit competition. Additionally, NormaTec is often used immediately following these types of events to aid in the reduction of muscle soreness. In the specific case of a multi-day event, NormaTec can assist in preparation for the very next day’s physical activity lined up.
Normatec helps with injuries
In addition to general recovery, NormaTec is often used specifically to speed up the process of the healing of an injury. Reduction in inflammation and improvement of blood flow can assist in reducing healing time quite considerably. Injuries that are targeted to be commonly treated with NormaTec boots include the likes of Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle or knee sprains, while other NormaTec systems are used to help treat elbow and shoulder sprains along with a host of overuse injuries such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and so on).
NormaTec is increasingly easy to find and very affordable to use or buy.