Optimal athletic performance.
Achieving optimal athletic performance is the desire of all athletes from the recreational to the professional.
Performance is influenced by a combination of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Fatigue is described as a failure to maintain the expected force, or the inability to maintain a given exercise intensity or power output level. It results when muscle activity exceeds tissue substrate and oxygenation capacity. Previous researchers have also shown that injury rates increase with the accumulation of fatigue, and fatigue has been identified as a limiting factor in performance in almost every individual in every sport. Fatigued participants demonstrated reduced voluntary force production in fatigued muscles (measured with concentric, eccentric, and isometric contractions).
The positive evidence for the role of phototherapy or photobiomodulation in improving exercise performance and markers related to exercise recovery has expanded its potential for widespread use to address fatigue-related injuries. Recent systematic reviews demonstrated the ergogenic effects of phototherapy using low-level lasers and/or LED’s administered immediately before resistance exercise, suggesting that pre-exercise exposure with photobiomodulation may protect exposed muscles from exercise-induced damage and speed recovery.
With the current focus on preventive measures to reduce the risk of injuries in sports, photobiomodulation offers a unique, noninvasive, nonpharmacologic means of reducing muscular fatigue. In turn, physical performance and recovery rate have improved postexercise. The positive effects seen in recent studies were obtained with the wavelength generated by your LazerTouch unit. Various exercises that represent sport-specific activities have been tested: repeated contractions, isometric sustained contraction, cycling, and running.
Prior to competition, your LazerTouch provides:
- Improved flexibility of muscles and tendons
- Enhanced lymphatic flow to drain cellular waste
- Increased circulation, carrying oxygen throughout the body
- Improved joint movement, promoting greater mobility and functionality
For post-performance recover, your LazerTouch works to:
- Increase production of endorphins for pain reduction
- Increase rate of cellular growth and repair
- Reduce fibrous tissue formation around injured areas
- Stimulate tissue healing
As athlete you can further benefit from your LazerTouch long after competition by supporting healthy living and rehabilitation for post-injury treatment or surgery. Further, your LazerTouch provides relief of muscle spasms and soreness, reduces swelling, heals wounds faster, lessens joint stiffness and, most significantly, reduces pain.
Unlike medication or ice to numb pain, your LazerTouch’s light penetrates deeply, targeting the areas of pain and promoting healing at the source. For this reason alone, it’s no wonder more athletes and weekend warriors are turning to this non-invasive and often more effective way to prepare, perform and recover during the sporting season.
Risk of injuries
Whether you perform at elite levels or are an enthusiastic amateur, as an athlete you’re at high risk of suffering injuries and resulting inflammation. Sports injuries do more than just retire someone to the sideline – they can end a season and crush the ambitions of any athlete and sports figure. Even for the recreational sportsperson, an injury can limit him or her in many ways and discourage a healthy lifestyle.
For cyclists, swimmers, tennis players or those that engage in contact sports, there are wide-ranging risks to the body – any impact, severe force or stress on our bodies can cause injury. The cells endure trauma and, in response, inflammatory cells invade muscle tissue.
Remaining fit and being active has enormous benefits to your physical and mental health; the pluses outweigh the injury risks in these instances, because if injury occurs, the priority is placed on a speedy recovery and minimizing long-term damage and ongoing pain, helping you get back to what you love.
What your LazerTouch offers you if you suffer from muscle pain, injuries and fatigue:
- Increased body healing capacity
- Ease-of-use for post-workout activities
- Tissue healing
- Acute and chronic problem treatment
- Prevention of injuries
- Increased microcirculation in the body
Your LazerTouch is a must-have accessory.
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