Knowing how to properly rest and recover one’s body following an intense game or workout is paramount to the preparation process for the next competition. During sporting endeavors, speed work, or strength and conditioning sessions, your body and tissues experience microtraumas. These microtraumas add up throughout the day and without proper rest and recovery tactics, can leave your body with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. The correct combination of essential components of rest and recovery can help to combat the impact of DOMS and help to prepare the body for future stresses. Recovery components include therapeutic modalities, soft tissue work, mobility, flexibility, nutrition, hydration, sleep, stress management, and overall body mechanics.
Not to be confused with FASSST Sport which provides injury rehabilitation services, FASSST Recovery offers a variety of services to help the body recover from non-injury specific everyday stresses and prepare for future athletic endeavors. We want our athletes to be able to attack every practice and every game with a body that is ready to PERFORM. Below is a list of some of the services we offer.
Dynamic compression in the form of sequential pulse technology is one of the most effective recovery tools for athletes who want to maximize Performance and accelerate Recovery. Normatec Compression has been shown to increase blood circulation and lymphatic drainage in addition to reducing both muscle swelling and fatigue.
A muscle stimulating device that reduces muscle fatigue and soreness while speeding up recovery which leads to faster return to activity. It induces a non-fatiguing contraction of the muscle belly which creates a pumping motion to flush the lactic acid build-up from the system and replenish white blood cells to the area to promote muscular recovery.
Laser therapy reduces muscular inflammation by increasing blood supply to and from the muscles. It initiates the inflammatory response phase to help with the continually flow of good cells in and bad cells out of the area. Laser therapy is non-invasive and provides a painless experience to those being treated.
IASTM Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
IASTM is an instrument-assisted technique used to cause controlled micro-trauma to a specific area in order to elicit an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response increases blood flow to the area and draws in nutrients while removing toxins.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine made popular during the 2016 Olympic games in which Michael Phelps was seen utilizing the treatment between meets. It is a form of localized suction on the surface of the skin used to decrease pain, reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to remove toxins.
Myofascial release techniques both active and passive are used to treat dysfunctions in the myofascial complex, the thin layer of fascia surrounding the muscle belly and the muscle belly itself. Commonly referred to as 'trigger points', myofascial release involves the application of pressure to these points to elicit a relaxation and loosening of the tight/scarred tissue. Active techniques involve the application of pressure while the muscle is actively elongated to elicit the relaxation.
Unlike the more common Swedish and Therapuetic Massages that are meant to relax the client, Sports Massage combine various deep tissue and active fascial release techniques to reset and restore the injured tissues to a homeostatic state.
Assisted stretch therapy performed by our highly trained staff improves flexibility while decreasing muscular tension and soreness. Stretch therapy combines techniques from various stretching methods including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Static, Passive, Active-Assisted, Active-Resisted, and fascial stretching.
Vyper and Hypersphere
Vibration Foam Rolling elicits a deeper response to self myofascal release (SMR). The vibration serves to interrupt pain signals to the brain, allowing athletes to apply more pressure than they would with traditional foam rolling. This increases the relaxation and elongation effects of SMR.
Functional Movement Screening
Functional Movement Screening uses objective and validated standards to assess patients movement baselines and identify quantitative asymmetries and deficiencies in movement patterns. These results are then utilized by our Coaching Staff to develop individualized Injury Prevention programs.
Utilizing targeted movements, mobility bands, and voodoo flossing, mobility work serves to restore and maintain the body's ability to move freely around a joint. With the use of mobility equipment, exercises, and guidance from our coaches, we can promote the maintenance of healthy joint function and help to limit the onset of avoidable musculo-skeletal injuries.
To continually perform athletically based movements, athletes need to have the range of motion and flexibility to achieve various positions. While static stretching is a no-no for pre-performance warm-ups, it is a very valuable tool during the recovery process. It allows the muscles to reset and elongate to allow better blood flow in and out of the overused tissues.