What is PowerDot?
The PowerDot is a small, portable device that uses electric stimulation to massage and engage virtually every muscle in your body. The technology gently contracts your muscles in the same manner that physical therapists or doctors can with more advanced gear.
The device utilises EMS and TENS technologies to relieve pain, improve athletic performance and accelerate recovery from injury. So, if you are looking for a way to enhance your body's ability to recover quickly and efficiently from injuries like strains, sprains or post surgery, you are in the right place !
PowerDot aims to target your pain and provide immediate relief as a short-term solution.
So how does it work?
The TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) function of the device work via the scientific premise of "Pain Gate Theory". This theory suggests that non-painful input via electrical current closes a nerves' "gate" to painful stimuli.
Thus, preventing painful signals reach the central nervous system and the brain. This allows for your symptoms to be relieved temporarily for a period of time after use.
Treatment induces the release of endorphins (the body's natural pain killers). Studies suggest that after a bout of roughly 30 minutes, a reduction in painful stimuli can be seen up to four hours after the device has been turned off, creating a short-term solution, while soft-tissue and manual therapy techniques can complement the acute effect of PowerDot to establish a longer-term solution.
PowerDot also works by increasing blood flow, encouraging the clear out of accumulated cellular debris, as a result of intra-articular inflammation. By increasing oxygen-rich blood supply, tissues are provided with the necessary nutrients required to encourage recovery.