Will neuromuscular electrical stimulation devices speed up recovery and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness?

Electrical stimulation devices (ESD) have been used for decades in physical therapy clinics and hospitals. Mostly used to reduce chronic pain and to train strength, physical therapists relied on them for years. Its effectiveness is widely studied and although ESD’s have been shown effective in reducing chronic pain, the effect was not long lasting. This … Read more

Does a lack of sleep affect an athlete’s performance?

Everyone grew up knowing the importance of a good night sleep, but how much effect does sleep deprivation have on performance and recovery? Is it really that bad to sleep only 3-5 hours before an important match? Inflammation Partial sleep deprivation stimulates the inflammatory response due to the production of pro-inflammatory markers like: TNF, NK, … Read more