Frequently asked questions
What is AMP SPORTS MED & RECOVERY?
AMP SPORTS MED & RECOVERY, headed by Dr. Mike Flores, is proud to be the only ALL-INCLUSIVE Sports Med Center in Orange County, CA. Whether you're looking to get results with an injury, looking to prevent injury, or you're simply looking to recover from your active lifestyle, AMP will have you back on the road to total wellness with their Game-Changing treatments and technologies.
What is AMP Therapy?
Advanced Myofascial Percussion (AMP) Therapy™ is a breakthrough technology that facilitates oxygenated blood and restores range of motion at a rapid rate. AMP Therapy™ breaks down adhering scar tissue and reduces neurotransmitter pain factors. The functional movement patterns during the AMP Therapy procedures will restore neuromuscular firing. The power of the Percussion technology will remove lactic acid and metabolize alkalinity into the neuromuscular tissues.
All of this is done quicker and much more efficient in order to return your patients/athletes to competition and/or overall quality of life. AMP Therapy™ will enhance bodies to physically and mechanically outlast opponents. The AMP THERAPY™ PROTOCOL will prepare the body to handle and overcome the level of physical stress in today's high level competition and performance demands.
Who is best suited for AMP SPORTS MED & RECOVERY?
AMP SPORTS MED & RECOVERY was created by Dr. Mike Flores as a specialized clinic that would feature the latest and greatest healing and recovery treatments in sports medicine. The clinic is the perfect solution for any athlete and active individual who is interested in a faster healing and recovery process, allowing them to continue to compete at their highest level.
What differentiates AMP SPORTS MED & RECOVERY from other Sports Medicine Clinics?
AMP SPORTS MED & RECOVERY's goal is not to compete with any other facility in their area, but to merely house a clinic of talented AMP Specialists and to feature the most advanced healing and recovery treatments available.
What is GAME READY® Compression / Ice Therapy?
Game Ready® is the leader in active compression and cold therapy technology for injury treatment and post-operative recovery. The company was founded in 1997 using NASA technology to create the first-ever sports medicine and post-op recovery device that simultaneously delivers active pneumatic compression and adjustable cold therapies.
GAME READY’s active compression squeezes greater benefits out of cold therapy alone. Using patented spacesuit technology, GAME READY’s circumferential wraps envelope the injury or surgery site. Pneumatic compression works to conform the wrap to the contours of the body, assuring better surface contact and thus more effective cooling. Head-to-head infrared thermal imagery shows that GAME READY provides faster, deeper, and longer-lasting cold than other cryotherapy products.
GAME READY is so effective, it can be found in the most prestigious orthopedic centers, physical therapy clinics, and athletic training facilities. In fact, the treatment system is relied on by Olympic athletes, special military forces, and countless teams from virtually every professional sport around the world. Better still, people who have used Game Ready overwhelmingly say that it helped speed and improve their recovery.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua Sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.
Modern research shows Gua Sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua Sha treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc., and why Gua Sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, or electromyography.
What is Normatec?
Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern employs three key techniques to maximize your recovery:
PULSING: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). Our patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.
GRADIENTS: Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, the PULSE and PULSE PRO can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.
DISTAL RELEASE: Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
What is Kinetisense?
Kinetisense is a motion analysis software solution that accurately measures 44 movements from eight joints, neck, and back. It measures and records the distance (linear or angular) that a human joint normally travels. Kinetisense analyzes posture and displays the results using the front, side, and overhead views. It also has capability of measuring functional movement in real time.