We are thrilled to offer NormaTec Recovery boots at Outback Physical Therapy. NormaTec is the ultimate recovery device. The technology can increase circulation and improve mobility for those who work out regularly, are training for a competition or race, experience swollen legs from traveling frequently, stand for long hours on the job, or suffer from inflammation, sore muscles, or other circulatory issues. NormaTec is used extensively in professional athletics and is utilized for both rehab and recovery by 97% of pro teams, as well as Olympic and elite athletes across a broad spectrum of sports.
The NormaTec PULSE Series is a pneumatic compression device that utilizes patented technology to increase circulation to the limbs. NormaTec was founded by a physician and bioengineer as a medical company to help treat circulatory conditions. They later worked directly with top athletic programs to develop the NormaTec PULSE Series. Using NormaTec’s leg, arm, or hip attachments boosts blood flow and reduces pain and soreness. In addition to these benefits, studies show that NormaTec decreases inflammation, clears metabolites, and increases range of motion.
NormaTec pairs compression with a sophisticated massage pattern, employing three key forms of biomimicry, including pulsing, gradients, and distal release. The patented pulsing action uses dynamic compression, effectively mimicking the muscle pump of the legs and arms, to greatly enhance the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs. NormaTec utilizes hold pressures similar to the one-way valves of veins and lymphatic vessels, preventing fluid backflow, and enhancing the natural circulatory flow. The distal release feature releases hold pressures once they are no longer needed, ensuring that each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
NormaTec is a clinically proven method to enhance recovery and reduce pain and soreness. The user will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the attachments fill with air to calibrate and mold to their exact body shape. The session will then begin by compressing the feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on which attachment you are using.) Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up the limb. This stimulates blood flow, massages the muscles, and works in harmony with the body’s circulatory system to mobilize fluid out of the extremities and back up towards the heart.
$25 per session
$100 for a 5 session pack
$180 for a10 session pack
$190 unlimited use per month
Call (617) 718-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your first session!
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If you're in need of some physical therapy, this is the place to go. I injured my knee last summer and after several months of rest and seeing a chiropractor with limited results I decided to try something new. My orthopedist recommended PT and gave Outback a glowing recommendation so I set up an appointment. Ithamar, physical therapist and Outback founder, is amazing. After a thorough evaluation, Ithamar got to work on my knee and a few months later I am thrilled to be back and enjoying my favorite classes at the gym. But it doesn't stop there. After having a such a good experience with my knee I decided to see if Ithamar could do something about a back injury that has been plaguing me for a few years. I completed a course of physical therapy for my back soon after the injury but it didn't correct the problem. Most physical therapists will treat injuries like my back with deep tissue massage and exercises but that wasn't working on me. Ithamar used a different technique, joint mobilization, which has made a big difference. Not only that, but I had some difficulty getting my insurance to reimburse for this second round of physical therapy and Ithamar was like my very own patient advocate. He collected information that I needed to submit an appeal and checked in regularly with the insurance company to help keep the appeal moving through the system. If I ever need physical therapy again I'm headed straight to Outback.
- Jaime C
Physical Therapy Patient
A ruptured Baker's cyst and knee swelling necessitated some PT, and I was eager to get to the root of the problem, especially as this was a recurring injury. As a competitive rower in the throes of winter training, I was keen to get back to full speed as soon as I could.
Ithamar walked me through a knee mini-anatomy lesson, and then began a battery of treatments, deep tissue massage, intense myofascial release, stim, the works. Coupled with some exercises to do on my own, this worked wonders. The knee currently feels great, and training is going well.
Ithamar was inquisitive and eager to figure out how to best treat my knee; the PT was tailored to my needs and effective. The facility itself was a little hard to find (it's easy to walk past on the street), but inside was clean and state-of-the-art, and with free wi-fi in the waiting area to boot.
I'm not hoping to need his services again, but if another injury creeps up, I won't hesitate to give Outback PT a ring.
Physical Therapy Patient
“As someone who has gone through two unsuccessful rounds of physical therapy at two other providers I was very skeptical when my physician told me that I should try Outback Physical Therapy to treat my chronic back pain.
I'm so glad that I agreed to give PT one more try. Ithamar is an extremely knowledgeable and talented therapist who spends a full hour of one on one time including extensive manual therapy. He gave a thorough explanation of the customized treatment plan that will work for me. I finally found someone who I feel confident will help alleviate pain that I have had for years.
I would never again consider a PT factory where everyone gets the same treatment and several people are treated simultaneously. I drive approx 50 minutes to get to him but for the first time, it is worth my time.
- Caroline C
Physical Therapy Patient
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