In the midst of all that accompanies exercise and training, it can be much too easy to forget one of the most critical components of a healthy, physical routine: recovery. Recovery is important for overcoming tired and sore muscles, and is also crucial to maintaining overall health; however, the need for proper recovery extends beyond total wellness. It can be the most straightforward predictor for poor performance and injury. Following physical exertion, athletes are faced with muscle fatigue, soreness and inflammation that typically will congest the body for up to 48 hours or more. Many people recognize this as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS and it is this congestion that will decrease performance and increase risk for soft tissue and joint injuries. At Gillette Physical Therapy, we recognize the necessity and thus founded the APEX Recovery Lounge. The services at the lounge maximize an individual’s performance capacity by accelerating the rate of recovery, decongesting areas of metabolic waste that build up after training, restoring the natural delivery of oxygen to healing tissues and ultimately allowing an athlete to push the limits of each exercise session safely.
The experts at Gillette Physical Therapy are all about creating an environment that is both comfortable and centered around improvement. The APEX Recovery Lounge contributes to this goal by offering a space in which clients can take a laid-back approach to healing their muscles while using top-of-the-line equipment and devices. Some of the main services provided include: use of the NormaTec Recovery System, use of the Med4Elite Game Ready Rapid Contrast Therapy System, Zero-Gravity treatment, massage, and blood flow restriction training. This wide variety of features, (along with other recovery options) give athletes the opportunity to fully recharge their muscles, leading to safer and more effective future workouts. Seeking out the Recovery Lounge at Gillette Physical Therapy is additionally beneficial as it extends the option of direct consultation with board-certified specialists should a client feel they are experiencing more than typical soreness.
The APEX Recovery Lounge is not limited to serving a specific set of individuals. With a focus on aiding muscle/musculo-skeletal recuperation after strenuous activity, the comprehensive mission of the recovery lounge is to get any and all of the community’s athletes and everyday gym-goers back to their top performance levels as soon as possible. Whether in need of a simple post-workout pick-me-up or an immediate decrease in muscle soreness so as to avoid an affected performance, the APEX Recovery Lounge is all-inclusive in the treatment options it provides. The lounge’s services also extend to reach a wide population as its hours of operation are highly flexible. Clients may stop by anytime throughout the day to access the Recovery Lounge. With high-tech equipment, state-of-the-art treatment techniques, and a combined 220 years of experience tending to musculoskeletal conditions, Gillette Physical Therapy is the prime location for recovery services and presents the only Recovery Lounge in the area.