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.
"Last Sunday I played full court basketball for the first time in 15 years. I will qualify the contest by saying it happened on a court just out of the back door of an elder care center. The teams consisted of a 7 year old, an d8 year old, a young woman in flip-flops (I played in sandals), a woman who proudly stated she was 55 years old (I retorted with my age of 65), and a couple of other young guys that really played well. I ran the court, I played defense, blocked shots, made shots (missed a lot), got lots of rebounds, and talked a lot of smack while playing with a group of people a lot younger than me. I even made a behind the back-twisting fall-away shot, then fell and tumbled on the court. I jumped up and continued to play, and we played for about 45 minutes.
I attribute my ability to play this game that I love so much again to the excellent training receive from Kristy who is a trainer at A2 Physical Therapy. I have worked out and trained since I was very young. I played high school basketball, baseball, and I ran track. I spent 20 years in the Army with all the training requirements associated with that occupation. I played on community and city leagues, and I have trained with weights for many years. The training program Kristy has devised for me at A2 is rigorous, thorough, diverse, fun, challenging, and focused. She prepares workout plans that are age and fitness level appropriate. My work out now is so much different then it was when I first started. She both trains me individually and as a couple. I run, jump, stretch, lift, balance, squat, push, pull, and every other movement you can imagine. I look forward to going to my workout every time. Kristy is completely in charge of every workout. I am retired, and my training at A2 allows me to fill the need to accomplish something positive every day I work out. I am doing physical activity with ease that I would not have thought I would be able be able to accomplish at the age of 65 such as hiking on Mt Rainer and running 4 days per week. Kristy and A2 have really changed my life…"
"Kristi gives me a great positive feeling; to feel good bout myself. I have never been able to keep up on a food journal- now its easy. My personal goals are to have a decreased pulse rate, be fit, and take care of my heart. I come in on Wednedays at 5 am. Sometimes its hard to ge tout of bed, but I know I am working with someone (Kristi) who I am accountable too. Kristi is always so pleasant and never makes me feel ashamed of myself. A2 is a great place, each person is so positive. You learn to feel better by getting your mind to feel better first…. Think positive! I love this place, I will recommend each personto A2 either for PT or personal training. You guys are #1!"
"After a three-car rear end accident, I had a concussion and severe whiplash. I picked A2 to help me recover. I will have to honestly say A2's expertise and therapists along with all the other staff, have been the "silver lining". They are very knowledgable and take the time to explain what they are doing. and why they are doing it. They are extremely friendly, thoughtful, and maintain flexible hours. I have followed the home exercises regularly and have seen steady improvement. This is very important as I am a small business owner with a physically demanding job. A2 has it all! Fantastic physical therapists, massage therapist, and personal fitness trainers, all under one roof. Alika is a visionary and A2 is the hidden jewel of PT, but not for long."