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The goal of the ReCovery Room is to help ReSTORE, ReBOOT and ReSHAPE a patient, and clients normal state of health, mind and strength. Recovery can be used as part of a rehab protocol, recovering from a strenuous workout such as high intensity training, high level athletic training or workloads due to ones lifestyle.
Every day, you encounter different performance demands. Whether it be waking up at 7:00am so you’re not late to work or grinding through an 8-mile run, you find ways to push your mind and body. Physical and psychological stress causes an increase in sympathetic (flight or fight) activity resulting in higher heart rates, and elevated stress hormone levels. The time needed to restore pre-exercise autonomic nervous system depends on the level of exercise you do or the amount of psychological stress you have. High intensity exercise, duration of exercise, poor sleep, poor nutrition, work stress are some of the things that stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and impact recovery. How do we measure this? Parasympathetic activity is a marker we measure and monitor and is associated with a better recovery and readiness to perform and function in everyday life. At SquareONE Rehabilitation its our mission to revolutionize the way you live, play, work and train.
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Intermittent, dynamic pneumatic compression is a proven way of improving blood circulation and driving higher volumes of healthy, filtered, and oxygen-rich blood to your muscles as they rebuild. This is what significantly reduces the time it takes you to recover and get back to training. Research also reveals multiple additional benefits. For example, dynamic compression mitigates stiffness, increases ROM (range of motion), and helps prevent DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), and reduces swelling.
NuCalm is an FDA approved system, designed to combat stress and improve sleep patterns. Designed by neuroscientist Dr. Blake Holloway as a way to treat patients with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, NuCalm works by using bio-chemistry, physics and neurophysiology to rapidly and reliably relax brain and body functions. NuCalm is used globally in training facilities of NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and UFC teams, and the hands of business moguls like Tony Robbins.
The parasympathetic nervous
system is responsible for the body's rest and digestion response when the body is relaxed, resting, or feeding. It basically undoes the work of sympathetic division after a stressful situation. The parasympathetic nervous system decreases respiration and heart rate and increases digestion. Acupuncture stimulate the parasympathetic system to assist with recovery. The clinician can use neuroanatomical acupuncture points to assist with this.
When you receive a high quality relaxation massage, and other manual manipulation treatment your parasympathetic nervous system is awakened. This can cause the release of various feel-good and anti-stress hormones such as oxytocin, endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. Your body and mind shift towards a more relaxed state. There may be a large psychological component to these interventions that should not be underestimated as a potent recovery strategy.
When used for post workout recovery, electric muscle stimulator may help to oxygenate muscles, reduce soreness and flush out metabolites. This effectively speeds up recovery time in between exercises as well as post workout. Marc Pro is a cutting-edge electronic muscle stimulation device that helps muscles recover faster,
allowing professional and everyday athletes to perform and feel their best.
Sleep is one of the most critical elements of recovery and basic requirement for human health due to its physiological and psychological restorative effects. During sleep, the highest concentrations of growth hormones, which play a significant anabolic role in skeletal-muscle growth, are observed. We incorporate four variables (sensory organs) to optimize sleep. These are; sight, touch, hearing, and smell.
Hydration, Nutrition and Supplementation is one of the most critical elements of recovery and basic requirement for human health. Dietary antioxidants have been proposed to enhance recovery by reducing the extent of inflammation secondary to physical and mental stress. We have precision nutrition specialist ready to help you. Download our nutrition, sleep, & recovery guide below.
The goal of cardiac output is to work your cardiovascular system at a continuous heart rate between 120-150 bpm. At this range you are improving your hearts flexibility resulting in a more efficient organ given you what people refer to as a “healthy heart”. Exercise at this heart rate reduces levels of the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators. Cardiac output has also been referred to as “Aerobic Endurance Exercise” and has been shown to improve cognitive function, and the ability to clear the body from unwanted metabolites that develop from high stress situations such as work or high intensity training such as Team Training, and Strength Training. Cardiac Output is specific to your individual work capacity, and according to the literature requires 20-30 minutes of your time, 3 hours post high to medium intensity workout to induce a parasympathetic response required for recovery. Depending on your level of fitness we could also progress to Explosive Repeat, Tempo lifting or a combination of the three. These programs can be done in the comfort of your own home or at SquareONE Rehabilitation. Please let us know how we can help you.
Mobility training is another valuable neurological input. Mobility recovery should be dynamic, incorporating variability of movement and be fun. By making recovery fun you release Dopamine, which is a “feel good” chemical in our brain. Interacting with the pleasure and reward center of our brain, Dopamine — along with other chemicals like serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins — plays a vital role in how happy we feel. In addition to our mood, Dopamine also affects movement, memory, and focus. We know that mobility has a lot of value. Primarily that value is going to allow us to maintain the positions we want in intelligent training. To be able to achieve mobility, there are lots of different tools. When looking at certain parts of the body, the joint is very rich in sensory receptors. We’re talking about Merkel cells, Pacinian corpuscles, Meissner’s endings, free endings and all these different types of mechanoreceptors. The joint capsule is clearly one of them. When these mechanoreceptors are stimulated positively, the nervous system is stimulated causing an overall calming effect. DNS promotes the breath. When we talk about mobility positions, the breath is going to tell the autonomic nervous system, ‘Hey, this is okay. We’re allowed to be here.’ Keep that in mind in all of your mobility positions.
Check out this great Ted Talk on Sleep