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.
"Physically and mentally as healthy as I can be is my goal. My father lived to 93 and fairly healthy physically and mentally. My mother is 96 years old and is failing mentally and physically. I have watched the good and bad of aging. My chances of longevity is good but I want to be mentally and physically as healthy as I can be. Not until I started working out with Kristi Cruz at A2 did I know how to prepare myself for my road ahead. Kristi has given me the tools and information for me to understand what I need. She has led me by my hands and feet to improve me physically and talked and explained to help me understand the process. Working out with Kristi two or three times per week is a priority and my recipe for good mental and physical health. My name is Geri Markham and I am 71 years old. I feel as fit as I could be at my age. I have to give all the credit to Kristi Cruz at A2 for walking with me through the process. I would recommend Kristi totally if you are interested in learning to be physically and mentally healthy as you move on in life. Life is good thanks to A2 and Kristi Cruz."
"Danny was fantastic; he was able to quickly diagnose my issues and construct a plan for recovery that began showing results in a couple weeks. 10/10 would recommend to everyone."
"My wife was trying to get me to go to A2 after she was enjoying the classes. I am busy and wanted to go but always had an excuse. Well one she pre-paid for me to go. Time for me to face my fears about why I hadn’t been going because now I am going. First, I was in ok shape active just not work out shape plus what if I couldn’t beat my wife or the other women in class? What if I passed out?
As Saturday approached my fears rose and my brain searched for an excuse. Yet when I arrived at the class what I found was nothing like I was fearing, quite the opposite. Everyone is focused on their own pace. While being motivating Kristi is not forceful but positive and supportive, coaching each person at their ability.
It has not been a month of one day a week, my body has reacted by toning up, my six pack is back. My wife was mad and happy at the same time. I have been seeing a chiropractor for maintenance and recently my body is firming up and I do not feel the aches and pains of getting older. Was I sore after the first workout? Yes for a few days I was sore, but each week the soreness would decrease. After a month I am not sore but stiff the next day, feeling stronger each workout.
Thank you, A2 Physical Therapy and Kristi, for the good music and for pushing us without pressuring us."