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.
"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!"
"I started at A2 about mid-July and I am in the 9:00 am Friday class. A2 has opened me up to new levels of a workout. There is no “golden Standard”. Everyone goes to the best of their abilities. I feel like I can workout without being judged. In my class there are my mom, dad, aunt Lori, aunt Amber, my cousin Mandy and our newest addition Randy. Kristi is always encouraging us to give our all. She is never telling us that we aren’t doing the workout right. Instead she helps us grow by kindly telling us if we do it this way we will get more out of it and she always helps us get there. I decided to do cross country this year and I feel like I can go and be successful and strong because of my A2 workout. Thank you so much for helping me grow in my health."
"I came to A2 PT to assist in my recovery of a torn Achilles tendon. Not fully knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. Using a combination of PT (for strengthening and stretching) and massage (for scare tissue Break up) I feel my recovery has been accelerated. The whole crew Alika, Kristi, and Sophia are very kind, spirited, and passionate about their jobs! On a personal note, the word massage should be removed from the phrase deep tissue massage. It is very misleading-but it does work!
Keep up the great work gang!!"