A2 Physical Therapy is the first and only in the state of Washington to offer NEUBIE
If you’re recovering from an injury or looking to elevate the results of your workouts and a holistic approach to better overall wellness — there’s a new technology that is helping patients achieve more in less time.
The product is NEUBIE, which stands for Neuro-Bio-Electric Stimulator, and it’s an FDA-cleared device that provides an advanced approach to neuromuscular re-education, helping everyone from athletes looking to enhance muscle stimulation to new moms looking to flatten their bellies after birth and MS patients hoping to improve debilitating symptoms.
A2 Physical Therapy in Tacoma is currently the only location in Washington state providing this cutting-edge technology to patients. When Dr. Alika M. Antone, owner of A2, learned about NEUBIE by NeuFit Technology he wanted to provide the service being utilized by professional athletes in the NFL and beyond to his patients. (Check out hundreds of posts on Instagram #NEUBIE for some visuals and testimonials).
“Rehabilitation, fitness, and peak performance are all dependent on the nervous system,” Dr. Antone explained. “Your brain is monitoring your external (temperature, visual, threat perception) and internal (gut, stress, breathing) environments and adjusts its outputs (pain, performance, tension) based on the perceived threat of the environments.”
The NEUBIE may seem similar to more the well-known TENS therapy, another type of device that also uses pads placed on the body that buzz with electrical stimulation. However, according to the NEUBIE website, TENS units simply mask pain with a different kind of alternative current whereas the NEUBIE uses direct current and our results show that it has the ability to help heal sprains and strains, relieve pain, and increase range of motion. Some research is also showing it can affect reflex patterns and brain activity for long-term results and overall mind-body connection and health.
“The NEUBIE technology and Neufit system is a revolution in the field of physical therapy … it closely matches the neurological signals that the body naturally sends on its own,” Dr. Antone said. “For rehabilitation, NEUBIE technology is used to enhance neuromuscular reeducation and allows us to strengthen and activate muscles with minimal external weight — which supports faster recovery times.”
By enhancing muscle activation, NEUBIE also can trim workout times. “It promotes hypertrophy and activation of all targeted muscle groups. This helps reduce risk of injury and presents the option to train with less weight and less stress across the joints,” Dr. Antone added.
Additionally, the NEUBIE has helped many of our clients relax and recover. “We utilize the technology in combination with mindfulness and diaphragmatic breathing, in order to reset the neurologic system and to promote a state of rest/digest, as opposed to fight/flight/protection.”
For more information about whether NEUBIE is right for you, set up a consultation at A2 Physical Therapy today by clicking here.
"I had a great time coming in to A2 every week. Everyone was really helpful and fun to be around. The exercises we did made a huge difference in getting my body and confidence back to shape. Next time I'm injured, I will know just where to go. Thank you!"
"Dan was great to work with, as was the whole staff at A2 PT. I have been through PT on my shoulders twice before with different places and by far this has been my best experience. As a fit person, who wanted to remain active during my recovery- I felt like my PT program covered that. Dan knew what my preferred activities were and tailored my treatment to be able to do those things. The treatment plan was more like a workout and I loved it. I felt like each week I was getting stronger. I also appreciated that I was asked for constant feedback about how I was feeling/doing. If I ever need PT again (fingers crossed I don’t) I’ll be back!"
"The therapy did exactly as I had hoped, it helped alleviate my shoulder pain, and stopped the numbness from creeping down my arm to my hand. The exercises I was shown had the added benefit of helping keep my neck and traps loose and not so tense all the time. A great experience that I would recommend to anyone needing physical therapy."
− C. Wesley