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

Compression therapy

These days people are training harder than ever. In order to, get better times, faster, stronger and much longer. Yet, 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 is a dynamic compression. Such as, an aid to enhance recovery and rehab. Moreover, other effects from the treatment are the following. Namely, to decrease swelling, pain and improve recovery time. Furthermore, there are many research articles that support this type of treatment. Namely, Compression therapy. Please refer to the below.

Compression therapy at Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion
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 compression therapy treatment?

A:

  • Any athlete that is seeking rapid recovery. Namely,  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, it is always recommended to rest for full recovery.

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

If you would like to know more about Compression Therapy, contact us or make an appointment to see your chiropractor

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