Why Do Athletes Use PEMF Therapy?

Maybe you’ve heard about professional athletes who use PEMF therapy, or you overheard someone at a race talking about PEMF devices. Why do so many athletes use PEMF therapy? Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy provides numerous health benefits. Professional and recreational athletes use PEMF therapy for healing, recovery, injury prevention, increasing the effectiveness of training, and improving athletic performance.

Healing and recovery

Healing and recovery are among the best known uses for PEMF therapy. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy reduces the time it takes to heal after an injury, and promotes recovery after training and exercise.

PEMF therapy helps with healing and recovery in a number of ways:

  • Wound healing
  • Healing bone fractures (PEMF therapy is FDA approved for healing nonunion bone fractures)
  • Reduce time in between training sessions (faster recovery means opportunity to train)
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Reduce swelling
  • Pain reduction
  • A safe and effective non-drug alternative to NSAIDs.

Improved overall health and fitness

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy works on the molecular level to promote healthy cells and improve cell function. Being healthy and in peak physical condition are critical to an athletes success.

PEMF therapy improves cell metabolism, increases bone density, improves nutrient absorption, and improves immune response. There’s also a big mental component with sports and competition. PEMF therapy helps improve mood, and it’s FDA approved to treat anxiety and depression.

Injury and illness prevention

While it’s great that PEMF therapy promotes faster recovery, every athlete knows just how frustrating and detrimental time away from competition or training can be. Pulsed electromagnetic filed therapy helps athletes stay healthy and avoid injury and illness.

Healthy bones, joints, and muscles reduce your risk of injury. You often hear about athletes plagued with injuries. Sometimes these injuries are unrelated, but it’s not uncommon for one underlying issue to result in multiple injuries; damaged and weakened structures lead to additional injury.

PEMF therapy promotes good overall cell health and function, which helps reduce the risk of injury. PEMF therapy also helps improve immune function which helps fight off illness.

Increased athletic performance

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how much time you spend in the gym, or how many hours you work on a routine, or the thought and effort put into strategy if you don’t perform at your best.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy helps athletes at all levels perform at their highest levels:

  • increase cell oxygenation (PEMF therapy increases oxygen levels in the blood as much as 200%.)
  • better results from training mean better performance
  • increase acuity and mental focus
  • improve energy production in muscles and cells
  • reduce cellular breakdown during exercise
  • improve endurance and strength
  • increase removal of lactic acid and cellular waste
  • promote better mobility and range of motion

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can help recreational and professional athletes stay healthy, achieve their goals, and perform at their best. Explore our entire selection of PEMF systems. Contact PEMF Complete online, or call 877-473-6377 for more information about the athletic benefits of PEMF therapy.