ASHA & Athletic Performance

ASHA & Athletic Performance
Borbon Roger, D.C., D.A.C.N.B., F.A.C.F.N., C.C.C.N.

If you ask any professional coach or athlete to produce a Top 10 list of the essentials for a championship-training program you will see that staying healthy, avoiding injuries and faster recovery times will be high on the list.  Downtime due to injuries and sluggish recovery derails the training program, demoralizes the athlete and affords the competition opportunities to pass you by.  Even for professional athletes who have built-in support systems of chiropractors and massage therapists, time and usability become major obstacles.  Having an at-will method of simply, quickly and conveniently warming up and cooling down muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic flow and overall enhancing the consistency of recovery is an immeasurable benefit to even the most elite performance program.  This is what ASHA affords athletes of any level of performance.  For this reason weekend warriors, collegiate athletes and even world champions depend on ASHA as an essential tool for their training program.

Pre Training:

  • Apply ASHA to as many areas simultaneously as possible for 8-10 mins.
  • Concentrate application to the main muscle groups associated with the specific training type
  • Ex: If your workout was sprinting, apply ASHA to the low back, glutes, hamstrings, calves and quads simultaneously for 8-10 mins.  After 8-10 mins, begin your physical warm-up.

Post Training:

  • Immediately following the physical cool down routine, apply ASHA to the main muscle groups worked during training for 12-20 mins.
  • Simultaneous application to as many areas as possible is not critical as it is with the Pre Training.
  • Ex: If your workout was sprinting, apply the ASHA first to the glutes and hamstrings.  Later apply ASHA to the quads and calves.  Finally, apply to the low back along the SI joints and spine as you lay down at bedtime.  Use for 12-20 mins per each area.

* The device used in the study was an earlier version of ASHA manufactured in the US in 1993-2000 under the name of Panacea