Compex Electrical Muscle Stimulation becomes essential when you are looking to improve your performance and well-being; whether as a complement to or occasionally to replace voluntary physical activity.
At Footmech clinic, we use Compex as an aide to treating biomechanical problems, where muscle stimulation can help boost strength and mobility.
Compex is the world leader in portable muscle stimulators for improved performance and recovery in sports.
Electrostimulation for sports purposes is transferred without the use of wires. COMPEX Wireless is the first wireless electro muscle stimulator (EMS) in the world that offers professional training, safe and effective muscular contraction while using wireless technology.
What’s the relationship between personal training and podiatry?
Podiatrists may refer to personal trainers to apply longer term rehab protocols, lifestyle rehab and fitness maintenance.
Is Compex a product, a treatment or a training programme?
Compex is the name of the product – the device that provides an entire spectrum of frequencies, names as programs that have a specific action on muscles.
How does Compex relieve muscle pain?
Compex has a specific program with a frequency that stimulates blood flow increase and overloads the neural pain-gate so pain is relieved.
How does Compex improve sports performance?
The Compex provides neuro=muscular electrical stimulation, which safely recruits up to 100 per cent muscle fibre. This cannot be achieved through normal strenuous exercise, even with maximum effort. The muscle response will certainly aid performance.
Are there different types of Compex product available?
Compex has the Sport range and the Fit range. Sport 2 has 20 programmes, Sport 4 has 30 programmes, then the Sport 6 and 8 are wireless, with more scanning features and 30-40 programs consecutively.
The Fit range has Fit 1, 3 and 5 (the 5 being wireless).
Many of the programs cross over all the units. The unit of choice will depend on the level of activity you are involved in.
How much is Compex?
Compex retails between £360 and £1000, depending on the unit you wish to purchase.
Who uses Compex? In what situation would it be useful?
Anyone over the age of 16 can use Compex. It can be useful for
- pain relief,
- pain management,
- muscle stimulation,
- lymphatic drainage,
- increasing circulation,
- recovery after strenuous activity,
Is there an app to go with the hardware?
No. This is something that has been thought about , but costs are prohibitive at the moment.