Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for athletes and indeed for any competitive sport players can improve their performance and well-being. Sports physiotherapists, nutritionists, trainers and athletes can find immense performance enhancement with regular application of PEMF therapy. Rio 2016 Olympics was rife with reports about athletes using brain stimulation technologies for performance gains,
PEMF not only works for brain stimulation but can improve recovery from sports injuries by improving recovery and regeneration of tissue,s bones and joints. Therefore, PEMF therapy can benefit all sorts from competitive sports players such as rugby players, martial artists, weight-lifters, swimmers, runners, triathletes, chess, golf players and jockeys. Since PEMF has the ability to improve both the mental and physical performance it has a potential to improve almost every game.
Sports medicine practitioners such as sports physiotherapists and nutritionists can apply PEMF therapy to players as a method to improve recovery from sports injuries and inflammation. Sports nutritionists will find that PEMF can be applied to improve gut health and hormone modulation. PEMF therapy can also be utilized for brain stimulation and can provide better results compared to tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), as magnetic fields don’t face resistance from tissue like electric or microcurrents do.
Some of the researched benefits of PEMF therapy for sports performance are:
- Better sleep
- More energy
- Improved functional muscle and mobility
- Reduced stress and depression
- Reduction in sports injuries and inflammation
- Enhanced mental acquity
Let us review the research to learn more about these benefits of PEMF therapy for sports performance. With this knowledge sports physios and nutritionists can get a good understanding of the possible role that PEMF can play in athlete training and performance.
Taking supplements and the correct nutrition according to your body type is just one part of optimum sports nutrition. Indeed, the aim of any player’s diet is not only to provide the necessary nutritional supplements to build and recover, but also to provide catalysts that stimulate the desired outcomes.
Sports medicine agrees that oxygen greatly enhances the body’s absorption of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins and other important nutrients. Oxygen improves brain function and memory. However, it’s widely known that in high doses it’s toxic. Thus, the need for the correct catalyst which raises the cell membrane potential itself.
PEMF therapy works in synergy with all nutritional programs and appears to qualify as an adaptogen and anabolic when paired with rigorous physical training. It is a safe, non-invasive and effective technology that is very easy to apply simply by using a good PEMF device.
Worldwide, athletes from many western countries are using PEMF devices because they enhance performance, increase endurance, strength and flexibility as well as encourage faster healing. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy also works to reduce pain1, inflammation, and improves circulation2.
Consistently maximized performance is important for athletes, and PEMF therapy helps them achieve that by simultaneously reducing the risk of injury due to better mental acuity and promoting faster repair due to it’s regenerative effects. The way PEMF therapy facilitates bone and tissue repair is by increasing the uptake of oxygen.
As it works on optimizing the functions of almost any cell in the body including neurons, it works to relieve depression, improves daytime performance and mental acuity, and it literally reverses the aging process. PEMF therapy enhances nutrient absorption as the cells responsible for nutrient absorption also function more effectively in the process requiring less to achieve more. So it’s something definitely valuable for sports nutrition.
Having a PEMF system will save you a TON on your training and nutritional supplements, paying for itself in the first 6-12 months depending on your supplements regimen.
There are several PEMF systems out there and not all of them are designed to provide results that have ergogenic performance enhancement effects. PEMF mats like the Sedona Pro and OMI Pads work best for whole-body PEMF treatments, which work best for improvement in disposable energy and neurological function. Local application PEMF devices such as Big Magic and OMI Mini Mat also work good for brain stimulation and treating joints and muscles. As the brain tissues begin to heal and there is better hormonal balance, sports players can achieve deeper sleep and faster recovery, resulting in better performance.
These effects of PEMF therapy happen as it raises blood and tissue oxygen levels by decreasing rate of O2 burn, thereby increasing aerobic capacity, improving flexibility, reducing free radical production, reducing or eliminating need for anaerobic metabolism altogether thereby reducing lactic acid production. By using effective PEMF devices that incorporate the correct protocols, it’s possible to reduce training related soreness by 90%. Such performance enhancement effects using a non-invasive and substance free treatment are only possible with PEMF technology that has evolved over the last 6 decades.
PEMF therapy can support nutrient absorption, performance and recovery from sports injuries as well as training related soreness. It’s imperative to choose the correct PEMF device to get best results.
When just one second can mean the difference between winning or loosing, professional players need to ensure their brains and bodies are wired optimally. Since our bodies are bioelectric in their very nature, doesn’t it make sense that biomagnetic therapy is the answer?
1.Aragona S, Mereghetti G, Lotti J, Vosa A, Lotti T, Canavesi E. Electromagnetic field in control tissue regeneration, pelvic pain, neuro-inflammation and modulation of non-neuronal cells. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2017;31(2 Suppl. 2):219-225. [PubMed]
2.Rikk J, Finn K, Liziczai I, Radák Z, Bori Z, Ihász F. Influence of pulsing electromagnetic field therapy on resting blood pressure in aging adults. Electromagn Biol Med. 2013;32(2):165-172. [PubMed]