Welcome back to the Accelerate ACL Prehab Series. Previous posts have covered:
- The importance of ACL prehab and the goals you should strive to hit in prehab
- Different types of exercises you can expect to be included in a quality ACL prehab program, and
- The exact exercises Accelerate ACL trainers combine with the Neubie to generate best in class ACL prehab results.
But if you’re like most who read these blogs, you aren’t looking to improve at a reasonable rate, right? You’re looking to beat the status quo and get moving again as quickly as possible. You may even be thinking… “I don’t want to just recover from this ACL injury at the status quo rate. I want to come back from it faster, stronger, and more knowledgable about the way my body works than before the injury occured.”
If so, you’re in the right place, and reading the right blog – Accelerate ACL was created for people just like you.
At the core of this program is a revolutationary recovery technology called the Neubie (or Neuro-Bio-Electric-Stimulator). While the Neubie is designed to help with a wide variety of conditions, we believe it is most perfectly suited to overcome the challenges associated with ACL injuries and surgery.
In many cases, athletes have reported feeling back to 100% heading into surgery. They’ve successfully run several miles and completed agility drills without any signs of instability or pain in the knee. Several clients and their doctors have even agreed not to pursue surgery, because they had returned to such high levels of function.
Simply put, the Neubie is why we do what we do. It drives results in both the ACL prehab and ACL post-op process that are unparalelled across the industry, and we’ve seen it time and time again.
What Is The Neubie?
Neubie stands for “Neurological Bio-electrical Stimulator.” It is a powerful electrical stimulation device that is used to re-educate muscles to work properly after ACL injuries and surgery.
It is FDA cleared for the following uses:
The Neubie is unlike any other kind of electrical stimulator you’ve used before. Accelerate ACL clients often refer to it as electrical stimulation “on steroids.” They report that it feels 10 times more powerful than anything they have experienced in the past.
The device is unique to other stimulators on the market, because it uses a pulsed direct current (DC), rather than alternating current (AC). The market is flooded with alternating current stimulators – they are cheap to manufacture. Unfortunately, as is the case with most things in life, cheap often means less effective (or even not effective at all). When alternating current electrical stimulation devices are applied at a high enough level to be effective, they cause the muscles to co-contract or “lock up.” This effect drastically diminishes the ability of AC stimulators to re-educate muscles to work properly again after ACL injuries and ACL surgery.
By all means, if you are looking for an electrical stimulation device just to “check the box” of using electrical stimulation in your rehab, purchase a cheap electrical stimulator off of Amazon – we won’t stop you. We’re not here to work with the box checkers or provide the cheapest solutions to your ACL recovery – we are here to work with those who truly want the best the ACL recovery world has to offer.
If you’re looking for a device that can be used to effectively re-educate muscles to work properly and has been demonstrated (when used with Accelerate ACL protocols) to help athletes score 20% higher on functional scores after ACL surgery, keep reading to learn more about the Neubie. To put that in perspective, the typical Accelerate ACL client is normally scoring the same score 12 weeks after surgery that the average person does not score until 24 weeks after surgery.
How Is The Neubie Used In ACL Prehab?
Immediately after an ACL injury, the nervous system makes changes to your body’s movement to decrease stress on the knee. It restricts use of the quadriceps muscle, the large muscle on the front of your thigh, restricts range of motion, and begins to re-organize movement to compensate for the injured knee.
These changes may be beneficial in the short term – they ensure that the knee does not suffer further injury. However, the changes at the neuromuscular level are so dramatic that they last far longer than necessary. Much of the ACL prehab and post-op recovery process are focused on undoing the changes that occur at the neuromuscular level (or at least they should be).
The unique effects of the Neubie and direct current electrical stimulation allow Accelerate ACL clients to combine high levels of the stimulation with exercise to “re-activate” the quadriceps, increase range of motion, and re-educate the body to move without compensation.
During ACL prehab, you can think of using the Neubie as the most effective and safe means available to workout. The electrical stimulation is used to target the quadriceps and other specific weak spots while you perform exercises. At high levels of stimulation, the device will actually cause your body to reveal its compensation patterns or imbalances in an obvious way. Accelerate ACL trainers work with you to help you understand how your body is compensating and correct the pattern. By doing so, the nervous system re-learns to move without compensation and utilize the muscles properly. Training the muscles in this way decreases the onset of muscle atrophy and increases range of motion.
Check out the video below of NFL running back Saquon Barkley working out with Accelerate ACL to get a better feel for what these workouts look like.
What Results Can I Expect In Accelerate ACL Prehab?
In general, Accelerate ACL clients are expected to see about 25% improvement with each 20-25 minute workout on the Neubie. It should be noted that these kinds of results don’t come easily. It takes a high degree of focus and ability to push through the intense discomfort of the electrical stimulation to achieve accelerated results in ACL recovery.
When applied over a period of time, each 25% improvement adds up. With just a month of work, the following achievements have been accomplished by those who work with Accelerate ACL during the prehab phase:
- A doctor was so impressed by the functional ability and stability of an Accelerate ACL client’s knee that he recommended no longer pursuing surgery
- Within 1 month of ACL prehab work, an Accelerate ACL client was jogging 2 miles on the beach with no discomfort or limitations.
- The Accelerate ACL client in the video below was able to perform full speed cutting and pivoting drills after completing the prehab program.
These are just three of many successful Accelerate ACL prehab stories utilizing the Neubie. For those who are willing to put in the work, there is nothing else out there that help you achieve ACL prehab and ACL recovery results like the Neubie.
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