The NormaTec Recovery Systems
NormaTec was founded in 1998 by Laura F. Jacobs, MD, PhD, a physician bioengineer, in response to a desperate need for new technology to rapidly and non-invasively treat circulation-related disorders. After hearing reports from athletes that they were using their NormaTec Systems for workout and performance recovery (not just acute injuries), NormaTec started its Athlete Technologies division in 2007. Today, many of the world’s best athletes regularly use their NormaTec Recovery Systems for maximum performance recovery.
Used world-wide by orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, and professional and Olympic athletes, the NormaTec compression therapy device has quickly become the treatment option of choice for:
- Pre/Post Workout
- Recovering faster and performing better
- Injury Recovery
- Treating acute and chronic injuries
- Post-Surgery Rehab
- Healing faster with less pain
How does it work?
These boots use compression to condense blood into localized areas for seconds at a time. This causes higher levels of oxygen into individual muscles in the legs, helping to speed up muscle recovery. Overall lymph drainage is boosted, along with a boost in circulation, while lactic acid is flushed out of the legs.
What does it feel like?
It will feel similar to a massage, only there is no kneading. The effects are caused by compression, using air. You’ll slide on the NormaTec boots, which will cover your legs entirely, including your feet. Air will compress around your feet and thighs, moving blood into the middle of your legs for several seconds at a time. Then, the compression eases up, allowing the blood to flow into other areas within the legs, as the compression shifts to other parts of the legs. The compression will take place in different areas throughout your treatment. The calves, thighs, feet, etc. The intensity is easily adjustable, so if you would like a stronger treatment, it is instantly available. If it seems to be too intense, there are easier, lighter setting-options as well. We will always start you off light, allowing you to choose when you’re ready to move to a higher intensity.