Research led by Vince Kelly showed a significant improvement in power output, up to 14%, following a single ECP session, which at the elite level offers a huge potential gain.
Over the past couple of years I’ve been involved in a number of studies looking into Renew ECP Therapy, specifically the role it might play in the recovery and performance of elite rugby players. With so many different recovery modalities available there is a real need to evaluate the potential benefits of each and knowing a little about how ECP worked it was logical to think it might offer some benefit in athletes.
The results have been very positive in terms of enhanced recovery including reduced stress and enhanced immune function. We also saw a significant improvement in power output (11-14%) following a single ECP session, which at the elite level offers a huge potential gain. In addition to the measured outcomes, we also found that players really enjoy receiving treatments, with many reporting it as one of their preferred recovery modalities.
This combination of players buying into the therapy along with the measured physiological data shows that ECP offers great potential to any elite club or athlete looking to optimise recovery strategies.
Vince Kelly PhD – Elite Sport Performance Consultant & Lecturer in Sport Science, University of Queensland.