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Compex Live – 617

We have been testing the units and now Brandon Hearn – Product Guru for Compex – joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss Compex live. We have lots of questions and he has lots of answers.

The Compex is not Complex” – Brandon Hearn

Do you have a Compex Unit?

We plan to have another discussion down the road but what tips, tricks, or uses have you found for helping athletes (yourself included) to recover and heal using NMES units like Compex?

What questions do you need answers to?

Compex Live; Compex Edge, NMES; AT Uses; Brandon Hearn

Want a sweet deal?

During our Compex live podcast, Brandon extends a pretty sweet deal towards the end of the show for podcast listeners. You can get one of the upper-level units for a base unit price.

Buying through an approved vendor?

MioTech has great prices and great customer service.

Current prices for the units discussed:

  • Fix Massage Gun – $165
  • Theragun G3Pro – $599
  • Marc Pro – $655
  • Compex Edge 2.0 – $140

Best use ideas to get started?

If you are brand new to (or taken an extended break from) exercise then START SLOW…

John, Sofia, myself and Coach Caballero all went way too heavy to start.

We were struggling to walk, tie shoes or do most things normally. SO BE WARNED!!!

Using squats as an example:

  • Hook the pads up as shown on the Compex website for the area you are trying to target.
  • Turn the device on
  • Select Resistance
  • Select the muscle group
  • leave the radiator image on

The top 2 uses for the devices:

  1. Clearing of lactic acid in 7 minutes or less on the blood flow or warmup setting.
  2. Increase muscle recruitment to improve training sessions.

Another great use for the device is pre and post-surgery. hooking the device up quad and hamstring simultaneously. This way they are all firing at the same time without movement. Decreasing muscle atrophy and improving long term outcomes.

Compex pads are expensive…

DON'T buy cheap ones on amazon. Brandon says the pads are more expensive to provide a better product and provide more safety. The cheap pads can actually cause burns to the skin if the adhesive is missing.

I bought some and we are going to test it out on ourselves…not on patients.

Two other safety features we learned about during the Compex Live session:

  1. Biphasic current means the electricity goes into and out of the body through the pads.
  2. You can not charge the device while operating it.

John, Sofia, Coach Caballero and I really tested these things out.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, February 10, 2020

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Compex Live Session

Need some new tools to improve performance and outcomes for your injured athletes? We bought the Compex Edge 2.0 unit to see how it works and how it helps in the AT setting.Brandon Hearn, John Ciecko and Sofia Mata join the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss our expereince and Athlete stories.Show notes when the podcast is published can be found at www.sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/CompexLive

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

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Compex Live

Stop Using Ice – Gary Reinl – 576

Stop Using Ice!!!

Stop Using Ice; Gary Reinl; Ray Olivo; John Ciecko

Buy a FrioHydration Unit that will hold ice for days and then STOP USING ICE and be done…

Actually, this is about using Ice as a treatment option for injuries.

In his book, Iced, The Illusionary Treatment Option, Gary Reinl covers almost everything we talk about here.

Stop Using Ice, Gary Reinl, Delayed healing, congestion of waste

Why should you Stop Using Ice?

There is very little research to support its efficacy

It actually slows the healing down by creating congestion at the damage site. Similar to a lane closure on a freeway due to an accident. when the cars back up the Emergency crew can not get there quickly and the 30-minute commute now takes 90 minutes.

There is no Google or Waze app for the human body. It really tries to repair rather than destroy itself. Let it run its course.

We confuse swelling and inflammation

Swelling can occur when a part of the body becomes inflamed. However, it is caused by the accumulation of fluid in tissues throughout the body, or in a specific region of the body

Inflammation is classified as a protective response from the immune system to injury, infection, or irritation.

Discussion on the SMB not in the book…

Practical application of the principal

  • How to talk to your coaches about it
  • How to talk with your athletes about it
  • How to discuss changing your physician's protocol

Slight exception to the rules:

  • If you have a dislocation and need to transport, ice will reduce swelling which will allow for a better relocation.
  • If you are using it once as an emotional trigger to help calm down the athlete

What About MarcPro

Using my code (TheSMB) helps to ensure your best discount as well as support the SMB

A medical-grade device that can run for hours to relieve the congestion of waste in and around the damaged tissue.

Try out the loaner program and see if it is worth your while – Email Gary@MarcPro.com and mention the Sports Medicine Broadcast and the Loaner Program

Contact us:

Gary Reinl – Email Gary Reinl

Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Readyshawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivorayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauchmaknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrisonlharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob MarleyBob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.