Activating your body's own neuromuscular system increasing blood flow to the muscles of the lower leg to reduce muscle soreness within 24 hours after high intensity exercise and reduce swelling after injury as you recover at rest.
Clinically proven, the firefly™ device uses pioneering OnPulse™ neuromuscular electro-stimulation (NMES) technology to trigger the body’s built in mechanisms by delivering painless electrical impulses to the common peroneal nerve activating the muscle pumps of the lower leg that return blood towards the heart.
Powered by a small battery, with software controlled by a single button, the firefly™ device has 7 stimulation levels and is worn comfortably behind the knee.
The increase in blood circulation reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in the lower leg within 24 hours. The firefly™ device can also be used to aid recovery from sprains and strains and reduce swelling after injury.
The firefly™ device has the unique ability to increase blood flow within a rested leg emulating that of active recovery.
This increase in blood flow accelerates recovery from high intensity exercise and promotes healing after injury.
High levels of exercise often induce increased levels of muscle soreness, impaired muscle function and a feeling of fatigue. When an athlete stops exercising, muscle blood flow decreases, slowing the removal of unwanted toxins which cause soreness and fatigue. Appropriate post exercise recovery is essential to ensure that the waste products are removed and muscle function is restored to normal as soon as possible.
Blood transports the nutrients required to rebuild body tissue and helps expel metabolic waste from tissues, including muscle. (References 1,2,3,4)
The firefly™ device helps muscles recover quickly by increasing blood flow to reduce muscle soreness after intense exercise, assisting athletes to get back to training faster and improve performance.
Sports injuries are common place for athletes often resulting in reduced training hours and missed competitions. Sprains and strains are prevalent injuries affecting ligaments and muscles in the lower limbs and swelling is the normal reaction of the body to a wide range of injuries. Using firefly™ to increase blood flow to the injured area (in lower limbs) reduces swelling and aids in the recovery from sprains and strains.
Integral to rehabilitation the firefly™ device is ideal for providing treatment continuously throughout the day, whilst at work or at home. We do recommend that you seek advice from your doctor or physiotherapist before using firefly™ to treat an injury.