Sports medicine is all about time. Anyone can get you back onto the field eventually. The person that can shave days or weeks from your recovery time is a sports medicine doctor. A recent addition to our clinic that is saving our patients days and weeks is the NormaTec MVP Pro.
We hold our standards to those of the elite sports medicine clinics, and this is what is now being done for our nation’s olympians and pros. We are now able to push rehab harder and faster than before with the benefit of draining and decompressing the injured area after a demanding rehab session. The NormaTec works by manipulating your body’s circulatory system to reduce local inflammation and increase oxygen uptake in an injured tissue.
Venous return is a passive process. Your heart and arteries are big muscular vessels that actively push oxygen rich blood to your tissues. You veins are not quite so yoked and are dependent upon external pressures from your muscles to push the fluid through a system of one way valves. External compression makes this venous return system more efficient.
If your upstream organs such as the brain are dependent upon active muscular contraction for blood supply what happens when you stand with your knees locked in one spot for a half hour or more? Hilarious wedding montage videos happen that’s what.
NormaTec vasopneumatic compression facilitates rapid venous return with a patented pulsing compression system. This speeds venous return accelerating the recovery and healing process.
Athletes such as LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and others are now spending the half-time break of their games plugged into the same NormaTec unit that we provide for our patients here at Sports Medicine Northwest. We’ll keep holding the standard high over here. As always, if it’s good enough for Mark Wahlberg, it’s good enough for us.