COMPEX ®, LEADERS IN ELECTRONIC MUSCLE STIMULATORS, SPONSORS THE JELLY BELLY CYCLING TEAM PRESENTED BY KENDA
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SAN DIEGO, CA, February 3, 2010 - Compex® Electronic Muscle Stimulators recently announced its sponsorship of the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda – a US Continental pro men’s cycling team which competes at National Race Calendar events and select UCI races overseas. The team is known for their colorful jersey and the sport performance jelly beans Sport Beans® by Jelly Belly Candy Company.
DJO, the worldwide leader in the research, design and manufacturing of Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES) technology through its Compex® brand of products, is the first U.S. company to offer consumers an over-the-counter, portable muscle stimulator for enhanced sports performance and improved physical fitness, which is used by professional sports teams and athletic training coaches worldwide.
“Compex and the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda have a great synergy – we’re excited that the Team has incorporated Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES) technology into its 2010 training regimen. Compex can help the cyclists achieve the highest level of performance possible,” said Greg Houlgate, Director of Sales and Marketing for Compex.
NMES enables users and sport participants to exercise more muscle fibers in less time by reproducing the body’s natural process of voluntary muscle contractions with high-intensity “optimal” electrical impulses. Numerous clinical studies conducted over 20 years in sport participants have proven that when Compex is applied to the motor nerve, it provokes a deeper and more complete muscle contraction than what can be attained through standard voluntary training or activity.
The Team is pleased to join the ranks of elite athletes worldwide who have embraced this technology, said Danny Van Haute, Team Director Jelly Belly presented by Kenda. “Compex will help the team achieve a more efficient workout regimen and will also help them recover quicker after a strenuous training session or race.”
After training with neuromuscular electrical stimulation, athletes can expect progression in their overall strength, power and speed, as well as a quicker muscle recovery after training. In addition to enhanced muscle performance, athletes can also expect to experience improvements in their circulation and faster reduction in lactic acid blood flow.
Compex will feature an Active Recovery Zone at many of the expos where the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented bv Kenda will race this year.
About DJO Incorporated
DJO is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company's products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease. DJO products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company's medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company's product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular systems, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO's products are marketed under the brands Aircast®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, CMF™, Empi®, Saunders®, Chattanooga, DJO Surgical, Compex®, Cefar®-Compex® and Ormed®. For additional information, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.