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PEMF for Sports Recovery

Updated: May 25, 2021

Benefits of PEMFs

PEMF therapy can be used before and after athletic competition to enhance performance, speed recovery, and help heal injuries when they occur. Professional athletes and top level amateurs, including Olympic athletes, have used PEMF therapy for more than three decades.

Research has shown that PEMF therapy has many health benefits, including pain relief, increased circulation, reducing inflammation, improving motor coordination, relaxing muscles, increased cellular repair, enhancing oxygenation, promoting quality sleep, and reducing oxidative stress – and that’s just some of them!

PEMFs and Recovery

PEMFs reduce lactic acid and swelling in the muscles, helping to relieve soreness more quickly.

When injury occurs edema (swelling) results, and tissues don’t receive the necessary oxygen and nutrients. Ice, a common treatment, will reduce surface swelling but doesn’t reach deep inside the muscles to work on swelling there. PEMFs pass through tissues completely, without harm, and reach these internal injuries to help them heal.

When muscles are used for extended periods of time, as in athletic training and competition, they often spasm. Magnetic field therapy reduces muscle spasms by prompting release of nitric oxide. Additionally, PEMFs stimulate a process called myosin phosphorylation, which produces ATP, a critical component of cell energy. Rest restores ATP, which is why it’s recommended after strenuous activity. PEMF therapy helps produce ATP more quickly, thus requiring less recovery time.

PEMF therapy has also been shown to be helpful in reducing healing time of fractures, positively impacting soft tissue injuries that are commonplace for athletes (such as sprains, tendonitis and strains), and even having a positive impact on healing concussions.

Oxford Medical Instruments

OMI PEMF Full Body Mat send targeted energy pulses into the body to stimulate the cells and encourage faster, but still natural healing.

Oxford Medical Instruments PEMF devices have been on the market for over 10 years, OMI PEMF Therapy Mat is made in Europe and comes with 3-year warranty and lifetime product support. Learn more>

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