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What are Rapid Compression Boots?

Rapid Compression Boots are wearable leg cuffs that use active sequential compression to help our legs recover faster by assisting the the removal of metabolic by-products. The compression starts at your ankle and works towards your hips, creating pressure proximally back towards your heart.

Why we feel sore after exercise?

Muscle soreness, pain or fatigue can be felt after any form of exercise and is generally a result of micro-trauma to muscle tissue and inflammation. This leads to accumulation of metabolic by-products, lactate and creatine, which our bodies cannot completely remove during exercise or a cool-down. It is essential that these by-products are removed via the venous and lymphatic systems to help promote muscle recovery and enhance performance.

Can our bodies remove metabolic by-products?

Yes, naturally our lymphatic system and blood vessels work simultaneously to flush waste from our cells. However, muscular movement (such as a slow jog) is needed to stimulate this process as the lymphatic system does not have a pump (unlike our heart for blood). Passive waste removal completed by our bodies takes an extended period of time, which is why athletes seek alternative strategies to speed up recovery such as massage or ice baths.

What happens when you use active sequential compression?

Active sequential compression technology increases venous return and rapidly accelerates the body’s reabsorption of elements causing muscle fatigue and soreness. Specific compression levels can increase circulation at all levels of the venous system, including deep veins, saphenous veins, superficial veins and perforator veins, effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional method of recovery or rest alone. This technology is based on the latest clinical studies on muscle physiology and sports injury recovery. Active compression not only relieves symptoms of damage to the muscular system, it can tackle the cause of muscle soreness at the source and thereby improve performance.

What is Rapid Compression Boot Rental?

Rapid Boot rental is designed for athletes who have specific time constraints or who need accelerated recovery! You pick up the set of Rapid Compression Boots/Nucleus, use it in the comfort of your own home for as long as you want to and return it on the agreed date. It’s simple to organise- contact AIM for details, fill out the “Rental Agreement Contract” and bring it along at the time of pickup. The rental option is perfect for individuals/athletes with busy lifestyles who struggle to get in sufficient recovery.

Pricing?

For Rapid Compression Boot rental the price is based upon duration. Currently our packages include:

  • Single weekend use = $89 (pickup Friday night, return Sunday night).
  • Single weekend use discount of $20 when posting on social media

Contact us if you have a specific rental duration request and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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