Compression Therapy

Arash Noor, DC, CCSP, CSCS, EMT-R -  - Chiropractor

BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

Arash Noor, DC, CCSP, CSCS, EMT-R

Chiropractor & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA

If you’re looking for a natural way to accelerate muscle recovery times and increase athletic performance, then compression therapy may be the answer. This innovative technology is proven to keep athletes feeling fresh and rested while maximizing the benefits of training. Arash Noor, DC, uses compression therapy with his patients at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Los Angeles. If you’d like to arrange a consultation to learn how compression therapy with NormaTec Recovery® can benefit you or your athletes, call our office or book an appointment online today.

Compression Therapy Q & A

What is compression therapy?

Based on technology used by the medical community since the 1960s, compression therapy uses an air compression system originally developed to treat circulatory issues, such as arterial and venous disease, lymphedema and problems associated with diabetes. The system has been adapted for use with specific muscle groups around the body and is now available to athletes, sports practitioners, coaches, trainers, and others looking for ways to improve muscle recovery time naturally. A compression therapy session — with the advanced NormaTec Recovery® system — lasting just a couple of hours can offer benefits equivalent to up to two days of rest.


How does the NormaTec Recovery system work?

The NormaTec Recovery system consists of a series of specially designed chambered garments, such as boots, pants, jackets, and sleeves, that are then attached to a compressed air pump. The patient reclines while wearing the garment. Waves of compressed air pulse and release to increase blood circulation in the covered area. This speeds up the process of clearing metabolic waste buildup in the affected muscles.  Metabolic waste causes soreness and fatigue and usually takes your body several hours, sometimes a day or more, to clear. The NormaTec Recovery system handles the waste removal over just one to two hours, then oxygen and nutrients flow back into the muscles and normal activity can resume. 



Who can benefit from NormaTec Recovery sessions?

The NormaTec Recovery system offers a high speed, natural recovery treatment for fatigued muscles to athletes who want to maintain their peak performance without losing valuable time to rest periods. It can be used in conjunction with a wide range of training regimes in different athletic disciplines. Triathletes, cyclists, runners, bodybuilders, UFC fighters, footballers, rugby, hockey and baseball players have all used NormaTec Recovery to help improve their performance and intensify their training.

What are the potential outcomes of NormaTec Recovery sessions?

Other than drastically reducing rest periods, a NormaTec Recovery session can:

  • Increase the number and intensity of training activities within a given time frame
  • Improve the consistency and efficiency of training
  • Minimize minor aches and pains and prevent them from becoming serious injuries
  • Speed up the healing process if injuries do occur
  • Rapidly overcome the effects of sedentary travel such as a long flight before a competition
  • Speeds Lactate Clearance 
  • Reduces Soreness 
  • Improves Range of Motion 
  • Increases FMD systematically– (arterial dilation and an indicator of vascular function) 
  • Improves Blood Flow in capillaries locally 
  • Lowers Oxidative Stress 

Additional Benefits: 

  • Increases RPS-6 – (Essential protein for rebuilding and repairing muscles) 
  • Increases eNOS – (precursor to Nitric oxide) 
  • Increases PGC1alpha – (metabolic regulator in the cells) 
  • Demonstrates Thermography impact on treated and contralateral limb. (As an indicator of improved systematic circulation.)

Chiropractor and sports medicine specialist Dr. Arash Noor has seen first-hand how NormaTec Recovery helps his patients in Los Angeles. Call the office for a consultation or book an appointment online.