Looking out of the window at the treatment room around midnight and still seeing the light of the sun is a sensation you can only experience if you travel far enough north. It’s probably one of the factors that stimulated the performance of the WINTECARE team and which helped us provide assistance and care for athletes into the early hours of the morning for three long days in Oslo.
Numerous athletes came to pay us a visit and we are quite happy with their results. We’re pleased to mention Baboloki Thebe, first in the 400m, Ben Youssef Meità¨, third in the 100m, Yasmani Copello, second in the 400m hurdle, Francine Niyonsaba, second in the 800m, Kristi Castlin, second in the 100m hurdle, Sofia Assefa, second in the 3,000m steeplechase, and Darya Klishina, second in the long jump.
Every treatment includes an evaluation phase, enhanced by indispensable information from the athlete. Each specific training programme in part determines what type of treatment programme will be used.
Fatigue, soreness, pain and moderate functional limitations are common issues that professional athletes face between one race and the next throughout the season. Competitions which come one after the other, at times even two events in a week, put the human body, no matter how well-trained, to the test.
There are muscular situations or prolonged inflammation which require multiple treatments in a single day, and stimulating deep tissue isn’t easy, especially when you only have a short amount of time.
For this reason, our team is always supported by a powerful yet portable electromagnetic blood perfusion stimulator: the Tecar technology of the WINTECARE T-Plus model.
In 45 minutes of treatment, the typical duration in events such as this one, it’s possible to work on different parts of the body and different types of tissues, with specific actions and effects which last a few hours after treatment.
Proper lymphatic drainage, muscle tissue oxygenation, deep thermogenesis along the pillars of the diaphragm and joint mobilisations to improve the range of motion are the most common therapeutic actions when preparing for a competition.