Fitness is defined as 'the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies.” 1
Whether your “daily tasks” involve trying to regain physical function,getting through rehabilitation, doing chores, working out, or even sports competition – maintaining or increasing your strength is essential!
PainPod provides a way to make sure that they do.
Research has shown that EMS technology – something at the heart of every PainPod is an effective way to increase strength, whether used on its own or in combination with more traditional strengthening methods.
EMS (or Electrical Muscle Stimulation) works by sending small, painless electrical pulses through the skin directly into your muscles, making them contract. It is effective whether used on its own or in conjunction with traditional strengthening protocols.
EMS used on its own can increase the strength of healthy non-athletic adults2, 3, and improve physical function in the elderly4, 5. It also works with elite athletes, improving maximal strength, speed, power, jumping and sprinting ability6 . EMS is used extensively in rehabilitation settings for “Muscle Re-education”. This is a technique designed to retrain muscles and joints that are having trouble contracting and moving after a surgical procedure and/or post-surgery immobilization7. EMS can make weak muscles stronger and slow the rate of muscle atrophy8 often seen in these situations. In addition, actively trying to contract the muscle during EMS can sometimes get the brain to re-learn how to contract the muscle on its own. EMS also increases blood flow to the muscle9 , potentially speeding up the healing process by increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients.
EMS superimposed on muscle during conventional training produces even greater benefits. It has been shown to increase strength and athletic performance more than voluntary contractions alone10, 11, 12, increase the strength of muscle contractions13 and accelerates recovery from strength loss and muscle atrophy during rehabilitation.14
PainPod is fast becoming the choice for those who want to recover from exercise or workouts and get even stronger. In fact, a recent survey showed 1 in 5 PainPod buyers use it specifically for sports, and love to use it to speed up their recovery.
Take the pain and time out of recovery
Portable, so you can use it anywhere
Different intensities to match your body
The pinnacle in portable physical therapy devices.
When you’re on the go day to day or miles away this pack is an ideal travelling companion!