Although Rapid Reboot is best known for helping some of the world’s best athletes recover faster and perform better, it also has benefits outside of athletic training.
In fact, dynamic compression therapy has its origins in the medical space and is used to treat a number of medical conditions. This is why Rapid Reboot is FDA-regulated and can actually be prescribed by doctors.
Many of the indications, or issues, that Rapid Reboot can be used to treat have to do with blood and lymphatic flow. Complications like chronic venous insufficiency and lymphedema are two common, yet crippling diseases.
The thing is, even healthy people can experience the negative effects of poor blood and lymphatic fluid flow (often called edema).
Here are our top 3 suggested times to use Rapid Reboot outside of recovering from physical training.
You know the feeling. You’ve spent hours sitting in a car driving and you finally get to your destination. You get out and your legs feel like weights and your ankles are swollen. After a long flight, this feeling can be even worse.
Gravity has a constant affect on your body, and especially on the fluids your body is trying to circulate. When you sit in one position too long, blood and lymphatic fluid can pool in your legs.
When traveling, take your Rapid Reboot with you, especially the Boots. Use them before and after sitting for long periods of time to keep fresh fluid in your legs. This can mitigate the negative effects of stagnant blood flow and edema, as well as help you feel fresh and alert.
It’s like packing your personal massage therapist with you in your bags, except you don’t have to make an appointment and you don’t have to pay for every session.
Before Working Out
Increasing blood flow, clearing the lymphatic system, and relieving stiffness in muscles and ligaments (which means greater flexibility and mobility) through targeted, dynamic compression is exactly what you should be doing as part of your warm-up before you train or compete.
The former director of the US Olympic Committee (USOC) Recovery Center in Colorado Springs, CO, William Sands, PhD, found that “compression of the lower extremities may provide a means of enhancing the rheological properties of the lower extremities without resorting to extreme temperatures, expensive body work, or stretching.” (link)
Other studies indicate that the benefits dynamic compression can be key to “prehabilitation,” or injury prevention.1,2 And of course, injuries can be extremely expensive, as well as take weeks, if not months, of recovery and rehabilitation.
So, before you hit the gym, track, field, court, or the road for a run or bike ride, we recommend at least 10 minutes in the attachment of your choice, depending on what activity you’ll be doing. Getting your body ready to perform could make all the difference.
Ever get restless legs just when you’re trying to get to bed?
Restless legs can be a symptom of many things, from stress to improper blood flow. Restless legs syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic, is even believed to be caused by chemical imbalances. (see article)
While more clinical research needs to be done, we’ve documented numerous testimonials that illustrate how Rapid Reboot can help.
Using even a light session, like 10 minutes on Mode A, can help calm your legs to allow you to get to sleep. And sleep is another major factor in recovery and athletic performance.
- Shaarani SR, O’Hare C, Quinn A, et al. Effect of prehabilitation on the outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med2013;41(9):2117-2127.
- Brown K, Loprinzi PD, Brosky JA, Topp R. Prehabilitation influences exercise-related psychological constructs such as self-efficacy and outcome expectations to exercise. J Strength Cond Res 2014;28(1):201-209.