The Importance of Microcurrent for Professional Athletes

Jeremiah Sirles, Offensive Lineman for the Minnesota Vikings
Jeremiah Sirles, Offensive Lineman for the Minnesota Vikings
Micro-current is equivalent to the amount of current that is naturally generated by the body. Micro-amp stimulation has been proven to have the ability to stimulate cellular physiology and growth. It has been scientifically proven (Cheng et al 1982) that when using the level of micro-current stimulation that ATP production (or energy production) was increased by approximately 500%, and amino acid transport was increased by 30-40%. It was also proven that when milli-amperage was utilized (the traditional TENS unit commonly used in sports), ATP generation was depleted or not found, amino acid uptake was reduced by 20-73%, and protein synthesis was inhibited by as much as 50%. Studies have found that higher voltage electrical stimulation devices inhibit healing, whereas lower amperage promotes healing.
Marcus Lemon, Professional Baseball Player
Marcus Lemon, Professional Baseball Player
As a Performance and Recovery Specialist with professional athletes, Molly Wells applies scientific research and data into her program. Traditional athletic care has heavily used high voltage electrical stimulation devices (such as TENS units and other high voltage modalities) to block pain. As they have been scientifically proven to cause detriment to tissue, and deplete the body's ability to produce energy for healing and recovery, it is thought that the use of these devices have contributed to the rise in injuries in professional sports. An athlete needs to be prepared to play by introducing a level of current that the body produces naturally, and one that can assist in the increase of energy production, not deplete the body's essential resources. By understanding this concept and utilizing the biofeedback system of the instruments, Molly Wells can precisely monitor each athlete's state, requirements, and accurately apply each session.
David Hernandez, MLB Veteran Pitcher
David Hernandez, MLB Veteran Pitcher