5 WAYS PAINPOD WILL BENEFIT YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE
1. Warm-Up with PainPod™
It is not rocket science to know that a successful warm-up routine should heat and loosen the body. Warm-ups help you perform optimally and avoid injury. Common warm-up routines include foam rollers, dynamic stretching and/or static stretching to improve range of motion and heat the muscles.
PainPod™ physical therapy technology improves delivery of oxygen (1) and nutrients to muscles, warming them up more effectively. Try using your PainPod™ on large muscle groups and on an unobtrusive intensity while warming-up to help you get more from your routine. PainPod™ can reduce susceptibility to cramps (2) and potentially increase range of motion; leaving you more supple and prepared for phase 2.
2. Improve Performance Output With PainPod™
Whether performance, lifestyle or habit based, goals are the key to success for those serious about being the best. If you practice fitness at a professional level, use your PainPod™ while training to conquer performance goals.
A 2014 study revealed EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) applied to the thigh during moderate-intensity pedaling exercise was able to successfully mimic high-intensity interval training (3). To use during training, try putting the PainPod™ on an intensity level that allows you to feel the muscle contract, but not high enough to cause pain. By using a PainPod™ physical therapy device during training you can potentially reach higher intensity levels and gradually raise the bar for your personal best.
3. Release Lactic Acid During Cool-Down
Your body is probably aching by now. You’ve worked hard and it's time to release that pent up waste from your muscles. An effective cool-down is essential for the body’s recovery process. Reduce muscle shortening, injury likelihood and improve performance for your next session are just a few of the benefits.
Use your PainPod™ with 4 pads, two per treatment area (eg 2 on one thigh and 2 on the other) for max results. Try keeping the intensity at a comfortable level so to allow your body the chance to actually cool down after intense physical exercise.
4. Recovery In Inactive Situations with PainPod™
Of course, the cool-down period isn't the only time your body needs to recover. Good recovery practice is to use your PainPod™ for about 30 minutes to an hour before bed on the areas that need the most repair. PainPod™ works to improve delivery of oxygen to the area (1) and will help you wake fresh the following day.
5. PainPod™ Pain Relief & Injury Recovery
Everybody fights their own battles. Some on a daily basis, some only from time to time. Some mental and some physical. PainPod™ proprietary physical therapy technology is celebrated for providing pain relief from both acute and chronic pain. This isn't only helpful when physical pain strikes, but it can provide peace of mind and improve quality of life in situations where the ability to continue your daily routine is impeded.
To relieve pain, PainPod™ medical devices send electrical signals through the nerves to block signals of pain while releasing endorphins in the process. This bio-friendly combination has been practiced in medicine for decades and has been tested and proven time and time again for the relief of pain (4).
Use your PainPod™ at the point of pain on a physical therapy mode and intensity that is most pleasing to you. PainPod™ exclusive treatment cycles use combination frequencies and pulse widths so the medical device is able to provide not only pain relief, but also performance and recovery benefits.
PainPod™ Works On A Case-By-Case Basis
The PainPod™ recommendations mentioned in this article are only a generalised, non-specific guide. What works best for you may not necessarily be the best treatment routine for someone else - but it may be a place to start.
Take time to test different PainPod™ physical therapy modes and intensities at different areas of the body to find what you like best. Note the PainPod™ treatments you enjoy most. Every single person is beautifully unique which is why PainPod™ physical therapy devices have so many different settings to choose from.
Is the PainPod suitable for you?
Do not use a PainPod™ or an electrotherapy device of any kind:
- if you have a pacemaker or any kind of electronic implanted device
- if you have a cochlear implant hearing device
- if you have a severe heart disorder
- if you already have DVT
If you are prone to seizures, have epilepsy, are pregnant, have cancer or are recovering from cancer, consult with your health professional before use.
Do you have a question for the PainPod™ team?
Would you like to know more about PainPod™ physical therapy technology? Contact the PainPod™ Australia team today.
- Banerjee, P., Clark, A., Witte, K., Crowe, L., Caulfield, B. Electrical stimulation of unloaded muscles causes cardiovascular exercise by increasing oxygen demand. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2005 Oct;12(5):503-8.
- Behringer, M., et al., A promising approach to effectively reduce cramp susceptibility in human muscles: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. PLoS One, 2014. 9(4): p. e94910.
- Watanabe, K., Y. Taniguchi, and T. Moritani, Metabolic and cardiovascular responses during voluntary pedaling exercise with electrical muscle stimulation. Eur J Appl Physiol, 2014. 114(9): p. 1801-7.
- Machado, L.A., et al., Analgesic effects of treatments for non-specific low back pain: a meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2009. 48(5): p. 520-7.
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