Endermo Sport, also called Endermotherapy is a soft tissue mobilization treatment offered at our center that is helpful in softening scar tissue and stretching contracted fibers resulting in an immediate increase in range of motion. It is done using a tecnologically advanced machine called the LPG Keymodule.
Many sports activities involve a precise movement where groups of muscles contract synergistically to produce a desired effect. A baseball pitch, tennis serve, martial arts roundhouse kick, and sprinting are examples. But perhaps the best example is the golf swing.
A golf swing (driving) requires strength, coordination, muscle and soft tissue flexibility, and optimum joint movement in the spine, shoulders, hips, knees and even ankles. Any deficiency in one or several of these factors will result in a poor golf swing and poor results (inaccuracy, lack of good distance).
Some golfers have problems with their swing due to muscle tightness in the back and shoulders. The shortented muscle fibers do not permit full rotation, and consequently a full, clean swing is difficult to perform.
One of the things that can cause this is scar tissue build-up in the primary muscles used in a golf swing:
- rhomboids (connects shoulder blade to spine)
- latissimus dorsi
- quadratus lumborum
- erector spinae group
Scar tissue is a matrix of collagen fibers that the body forms in response to soft tissue injury, repetitive use microtears, weightlifting, and surgery. So if you've ever been in a car accident (whiplash), lifted weights regularly, or did heavy labor jobs over a period of time, chances are you have developed scar tissue in one or several of these muscle groups. In some cases it can be palpated (felt) through the skin, feeling like small, hard pebbles.
Although scar tissue helps to repair injured muscles, it can present its own set of problems. For one, scar tissue does not have contractile properties like muscle fibers. It is not as elastic (stretchable) as a healthy ligament or tendon. And scar tissue fibers are not organized in one direction, such as those found in muscle, ligament, tendon and cartilage. Because of these factors, scar tissue represents a "weak spot" that is usually the first to rupture under a load; scar tissue tends to cause "stickiness" between moving structures (adhesions) causing pain and loss of flexibility; and scar tissue, due to its density may cause regenerated nerve endings to bunch up, forming myofascial trigger points.
How EndermoSport™ Reduces Scar Tissue and and Increases Your Driving Distance
With its combination of powerful vacuum suction and variable speed and direction rollers, the CelluM6 mobilizes contracted, reparative tissue, making it more flexible and functional. After a series of 6-8 EndermoSport treatments targeted to specific muscles, scar tissue fibers soften and realign in the direction of healthy muscle fibers, increasing muscle elongation and range of motion.
Patients wear a nylon suit specially designed for endermotherapy treatment. The suit allows the treatment head to engage the skin without causing chafing. The sensation feels like a negative-pressure massage, applied in a wave-like pattern and is quite relaxing. Sessions are 20-40 minutes, depending on the areas treated. See the video of an Endermotherapy treatment below:
EndermoSport is also great for athletes desiring faster recovery times from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), people who suffer from leg cramps, shin splints and muscle spasms.
Endermotherapy Therapeutic Massage is excellent treatment for:
- conditions where increased blood circulation is desired; for example lympahtic insufficiency disorders, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia
- long distance runners suffering leg cramps
- marathon runners wanting faster recovery times between events
- triathletes wanting more muscular endurance and responsiveness
- track and field athletes needing ultimate leg muscle performance
- runners in general who suffer from shin splints, IT band syndrome, leg cramps
- golfers wanting to add more distance to their swing
- swimmers wanting more range of arc in their stroke
- tennis players wanting more power from their back muscles to serve faster
- boxers or mixed martial artists who want to recover faster from their grueling training sessions
In addition, we offer Active Release Technique, a soft tissue therapy that restores motion of muscles and joints, releases entrapped nerves, vasculature and lymphatics, and re-establishes optimal texture, resilience and function of soft tissues. Phototherapy and InterX Active Stim are advanced physiotherapy modalities available at our clinic that can help reduce the pain associated with scar tissue and myofascial trigger points.
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