I have had some bad neck and shoulder pain for a while, but last week I over did it in my workouts ( not really but for a bad shoulder).
My friends Eric, who is a Physical Therapist, offered to treat me with a new tool he got…
Well I have seen this tool before in my Trainers Magazine, but the price was a little to high for me to buy it.
Of course I was excited about the treatment!!
I met him this morning after my cardio session to spend about 35 minutes being treated all over the body…
A very high vibratiion reminded me emidiately about the Power Plate ( kinda works similar).
It felt great and as I got of the floor, it was as I’ve just come out of a nap 🙂
The tool very much looks like a gun ( Eric has a different not as clean version…), and is pretty heavy!
After we were done I could feel an emidiate release from tightness, my shoulder was still tight, but didn’t hurt as much anymore.
My neck muscles have relased and my piriformis is not talking to me….
3 hours later lifting heavy groceries do not bother me anymore 🙂
I feel on Cloud 9 ( as Eric likes to say)!
This is what he mentioned on his FB wall:
“Deep Muscle Stimulator!
Time to rehab those injuries.
To me the DMS is current the best rehab/physical therapy/sports treatment available.
It is also used by professional sports including the NBA and NFL.
Much of muscle pain stems from various conditions, strain, lactic acid build up, scar tissue e.t.c……
The DMS uses percussion, mechanical vibration that reaches deep into the muscle tissue to stimulate proprioceptive function.
No other device on the market matches the effectiveness of the DMS.
The DMS provides deep muscle tissue with kinetic forms of percussion and concussion vibration, which in turn facilitates the patient or athlete with the benefits of:
Faster rehabilitation from injury
Increased lymphatic flow
Break up of muscular scar tissue
Reduced lactic acid buid up
Soft and Active Tissue release
The DMS also concentrates on general or local muscle spasm
It increases muscle metabolism and increases the lactic acid cycle to relieve pain.
Deep, rapid, short-duration percussion is the key to eliminating pain.
The DMS can be used in effective management of acute and chronic pain, not exclusive to but including migraine headaches, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendornitis, bursitis, edema, myofascial pain and frozen joints….
The DMS is known to increase the circulation of blood and flow of lymph.
The direct mechanical effect of rhythmical pressure and movement used in DMS can dramatically increase the rate of blood flow.
The stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels to dilate, which also facilitates blood flow.
DMS can help loosen contracted shortened muscles and can stimulate weak, flaccid muscles.
This muscle “balancing” can help posture and promote more efficient movement.
DMS is also being used for Integrated Manual Therapy and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction.
It is possible to do more exercise and training, which in the long run strengthens muscle and improves condition.
DMS also provides gentle stretching action to both muscle and connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscle and many other parts of the body, which keeps these tissues elastic!
DMS aids recovery from soft tissue injuries such as strains and sprains.
This is possible because the growth ad repair of tissue are accelerated by efficient circulation in injured areas and appropriate stimulation of the healing tissues…..”
What Eric is trying to say here is ” it’s awesome”!!!!!!!
Thank you Eric for giving me your time and making me feel better 🙂
A quick view of the Muscle Stimulator, see video below: