Nuefit Neurostimulation is a revolutionary approach to pain management, injury rehabilitation, and athletic performance improvement.
The NEUBIE wave form has two main benefits. (1) It provides direct current, and (2) it matches the signals the nervous system already sends naturally on its own. Using Direct Current (DC) is important, because it has numerous, positive biological effects. DC fields will accelerate the body’s own physiological processes of healing, repair, and regeneration. Although this has been known for a long time, most devices out there are alternating current (AC). These devices are cheaper and easier to engineer, and most people don’t know the difference. Unfortunately, they won’t have anywhere near the effect at the cellular level.
The NEUBIE signal is also engineered to match the dynamics of the body’s own, internal signals. When the current is sent, it gets interpreted the same way as if actual movement is taking place. This allows us to identify exactly where there are
any flaws in the neurological control of movement, and retrain them. We all know that proper movement can be very beneficial for the body. That movement always reaches the brain as electrical impulses, and we now have a way to send those same signals directly! And though it’s not a replacement for movement, it sure provides a nice boost to a movement practice.
There is one additional point on the issue of AC vs. DC. When turned up to a high enough level to make a difference, AC causes co-contraction. In other words, as the AC signal goes back and forth, it causes opposing muscles to fight against each other. This reinforces poor movement patterns – the very same ones that contribute to injury in the first place. Our DC current promotes eccentric contractions, which research is proving to be a major factor in effective rehabilitation.
Most athletic injuries happen because of poor neuromuscular control, meaning deficits in strength and coordination. The body encounters force in every moment, with every move it makes. And it is the job of the muscles to absorb that force and protect the rest of the body. If your muscles are working correctly, they can protect you from injury in most cases. We know that when muscles don’t absorb force correctly that force is transferred to tendons, ligaments, cartilage, etc. and may cause damage to those tissues. Since those muscles are controlled by your nervous system, we know that ultimately these injuries come back to inappropriate neurological activation patterns. Using the NEUBIE, we can find exactly where these dysfunctional neurological patterns exist. And when we work at that level, we find that we improve function and accelerate the body’s natural healing, which usually allows the symptom to resolve itself much more quickly than with traditional therapy.
With modern advances in science, we now know a lot more about pain than ever before. Pain is not actually experienced in the body, but in the brain. It is an active output signal from the brain, generated in response to perceived threat – not necessarily damage. And it is an attempt to make you change your behavior to move away from a threat. Sometimes it is a “1-to-1” correlation, and you are having pain because of a real injury. In that case, read more on our approach injury rehabilitation. However, sometimes pain lingers even after an injury has healed on its own or been surgically repaired. Or it happens for other reasons, independent of any actual injury or damage. In these cases, an advanced understanding of pain is necessary to help overcome it. Because pain is a neurological output, it can be affected by neurological inputs. As seen in the ‘Threat Bucket’ image, that threat can actually come in many forms. Several forms of threat can be addressed with a healthy lifestyle. Others, coming from inside the body, require a very targeted approach. If the brain cannot, for example, tell precisely where all parts of the body are in space, then it doesn’t know what to do next and feels threatened. This is a deficit in “proprioception,” and is one of the major targets of our work.
You already have inside of you tremendous speed, power, endurance, flexibility, and whatever else it is that you’re looking for in your training. The problem is that your brain is limiting you from expressing it. If you are capable of jumping 36”, but your brain only thinks you can safely land from 24”, guess how high you will jump. 24 inches. The brain’s NUMBER ONE priority is survival. Above all else, your brain wants to be sure you live to see tomorrow. That often means “putting on the brakes,” and limiting your performance to ensure that you don’t get injured and threaten survival. Many generations ago, an injury meant that you’d be unable to run away from a predator and would, literally, have your survival threatened. Performance is, of course, an output. Most training systems try to change output (“push harder,” “shift your weight to that side,” “reach your arm higher in your throwing motion”). However, we know that output is dependent on inputs. If we can change the inputs, the outputs will naturally improve. What does this actually mean? It means that strategic joint mobility drills, neurological stimulation with the NEUBIE, lots of eccentric movement with an emphasis on position, and amplifying your ability to psychologically engage can all cause outputs to improve. The net result is increased performance, and it often happens quicker than you’d think.