In this video, Jupiter, Florida chiropractor, Dr. Nevel, reviews, explains, and demonstrates how NormaTec Compression Boots speed recovery after exercise.
NormaTec offers 3 different Recovery Systems:
1. Normatec PULSE 2.0 Leg Recovery System: https://amzn.to/2x3xjgl
2. Normatec PULSE 2.0 Leg and Hip Recovery System: https://amzn.to/2XpmIXF
3. Normatec PULSE 2.0 Full Body (Leg, Hip, Arms) Recovery System: https://amzn.to/2JNOIft
Are you looking for a faster way to recover after exercise? Today I’m talking about Normatec compression, recovery boots to help fight muscle soreness and get you out of pain and back in the game. Coming up.
What’s crackin’? It’s Dr. Nevel aka Dr. Ginga Ninja. If we’ve haven’t met before, I’m a sports chiropractic physician, USPTA tennis pro, and medical director at Sport & Spinal Rehab in Jupiter, Florida. On this channel, I explain different types of injuries and the treatments needed to Eliminate Your Pain and Get You Back in the Game. If you’re new here, consider subscribing. And at any point in this video, check out the description below for more info and links to the recovery boots that I use in my Jupiter, FL chiropractic office.
With that said, let’s pump you up!
For the past few years, compression boots have been all the rage. Today I’m showing you the NormaTec Recovery System. Now you may be thinking, “how does compression help recovery?”
When you exercise, your body builds up lactic acid and other metabolites as a by product of muscle contraction. Working out also creates microscopic damage in the muscles as well as metabolic fatigue, which leads to bigger and stronger muscles.
However, these microscopic tears along with lactic acid and inflammation contribute to the DOMS, which stands for delayed onset muscle soreness.
If you’ve ever had a hard leg workout and could hardly walk or sit down for a few days afterwards, that’s the DOMS.
Compression boots help squeeze the lactic acid, inflammation, and all those metabolites out of your legs and back to your core where they are metabolized and excreted. To do this, the boots have different compartments that compress your legs from distal to proximal, or in other words from the bottom up.
What I’m going to do is put these boots on and show y’all how to use them.
First, put your legs in the boots and zip them up to your hips. Then plug each boot into the connecting hose and set the amount of pressure you want. Next set the duration and then press start. And that’s it, it’s that easy.
The boots will start by compressing the feet and ankles, then the calves, knees, middle thigh and upper thigh.
After about 2 minutes, the boots will be partially inflated, creating mild compression of your legs. From here, the boots do something really cool which Normatec calls “dynamic compression.” This “dynamic compression” is achieved by repetitive inflation and deflation of each compartment, creating a squeezing of the muscles and tissues. When one compartment is done, it stays fully inflated to squeeze the metabolites into the next compartment. This process repeats pumping all the inflammation, lactic acid and metabolic waste products out of your legs and back into your central circulatory system so your legs can recovery faster.
Normatec offers two different models, the Pulse 2.0 and the Pulse Pro 2.0.
I won’t go into all the specific differences between the two models but suffice it to say that the Normatec Pulse Pro is really designed to be used in chiropractic, physical therapy, or rehab facilities and are more advanced than what most athletes need. It has some features that are beneficial in very specific conditions, but the majority of athletes using recovery boots for general recovery would never use the added features in the Pulse Pro. So, if you’re not running a rehab facility, you may want to stick with just the Pulse 2.0. The Pulse 2.0 can be ordered in 3 different combinations which are linked in the description below. You can order just the leg recovery system which comes with the leg sleeves. You can also order a leg and hip system or the full body recovery system which comes with the leg, hip, and arm compression sleeves for full body recovery.
I’ve used the Normatec Pulse 2.0 quite a bit after hard leg workouts, mountain bike trips, or long tennis matches and they work. Period. However, how well they work also depends on how long you wait to use them after your workout. If you wait until the next day after a leg workout, you will get less relief, because all the damage from lactic acid and metabolites has already occurred. If you can get these boots on within the first few hours after a workout, they make a huge improvement in your recovery time. You will find you will have less muscles soreness and be able to perform at higher levels due to faster recovery.
Now as I’ve told you, I’ve had great recovery results after I added Normatec recovery boots to my training, but I want to know your experience. If you have you tried recovery boots before, whether it was Normatec or any other brands? What did you think? Drop a comment below and me know your experience.
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Dr. Brandon Nevel is a board-certified chiropractor in Jupiter, Florida. He holds post-graduate certifications in sports chiropractic (CCSP), extremity chiropractic (CCEP), and is a USPTA tennis professional. Dr. Nevel is the medical director and treating chiropractic physician at Sport And Spinal Rehab where he utilizes chiropractic, physical therapy, spinal decompression, and massage therapy to heal injuries quickly and naturally.
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