NormaTec Recovery System

NormaTec is an innovative technology that uses air pressure massage to relieve muscle aches and/or pain and to temporarily increase circulation to the treated areas.The removal of waste products may help to reduce the risk of injury and the occurance of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The recovery system provides benefits by reducing soreness without inhibiting performance following intense exercise or sport. 

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

BFR training is a revolutionary shift in rehab and sports recovery. It works by using a tourniquet (like a blood pressure cuff) to restrict roughly 80% of blood flow to an extremity while the patient trains. This restrcition in blood flow allows you to train at very low loads (rougly 20-35% 1 rep max) and see similar gains as typical strength training at 65% 1 rep max or greater. 

What is actually happening? With 80% of the blood flow restricted that means less oxygen is being supplied to the tissues. The type 1 muscle fibers that typically rely on larger ammounts of oxygen are then shut down, and you are forced to use type 2, fast twitch, muscle fibers for the movemnt. These type 2 fibers then have a very high potential for strength gains and hypertrophy. The pooling of blood also triggers an increase in protein synthesis, and an increase in the release of growth hormone.Both of which are vital in soft tissue injury recovery.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Enable clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions.

There are many different techniques that fall into this category with the most common being Graston and Faktr. IASTM uses a tool, typically made of stainless steel,  to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Marc Pro
Marc Pro is a cutting-edge EMS device that delivers the most effective muscle recovery available.

The Marc Pro uses non-fatiguing muscle activation, which is scientifically proven to enhance each stage of the muscle recovery process. Marc Pro makes it easy to recover faster, perform at your best, and keep your body healthy and active for the future. 

Cupping

Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.

An important piece of injury prevention and optimal performance is proper recovery. Iowa Spine and Performance recovery services include the Normatec system, marc pro, cupping, trigger point therapy, IASTM, muscle release, and other low impact therapies to speed up recovery and keep you in the game.

Dr. Michael Henrichs

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Iowa Spine and Performance

210 sw 11th street
Des Moines, IA
50309

515-724-0260

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Our recovery services help keep you in the game and free from injury. Services include normatec system, Marc pro, blood flow restriction training, massage, scraping, cupping, and more