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Compression therapy - Dr Gert Ferreira

Posted 3/22/2018

Compression therapy - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

These days people are training harder than ever, to get better times, faster, stronger and much longer. With this intense training regime people want to recover faster than before so that they do not miss any days of training. How can compression therapy help?

Compression therapy at Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionCompression therapy at Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Compression therapy is a dynamic compression, that is an aid to enhance recovery and rehab. Other effects from the treatment is to decrease swelling, pain and improve recovery time: There are many research articles that support this type of treatment:

DYNAMIC COMPRESSION ENHANCES PRESSURE-TO-PAIN THRESHOLD IN ELITE ATHLETE RECOVERY: EXPLORATORY STUDY.

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29(5):1263-72

 

PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY ENHANCES FLEXIBILITY.

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28(4):1058-64

 

PERIPHERAL CONDUIT AND RESISTANCE ARTERY FUNCTION ARE IMPROVED FOLLOWING PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION.

European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015 May 16

 

 

Q: Who will benefit from this form of treatment?

  • Any athlete that is seeking rapid recovery like runners, cyclists, ironman/triathlon athletes, rugby players etc.
  • Any patient with swelling over the lower limbs after a chronic or acute injury.

 

Q: What will this treatment feel like?

A: It feels like a tight squeeze, almost like a blood pressure cuff around the lower limb area.

 

Q: Will I be able to train afterwards?

A: Yes you can train after the treatment but is always recommended to rest for full recovery.

 

If you are a comorades runner, cape epic cyclist or just a weekend warrior doing a park run and looking for rapid recovery, come in for a treatment.

 

For more info please feel free to contact us at : 012 662 1572 or email dr.gertferreira@gmail.com

 

 

Regards

Dr Gert Ferreira

Chiropractor in Centurion - Pretoria