USA Luge have joined forces with Rapid Reboot as they seek to improve training recovery periods for athletes and help them reach the next level of sport performance.
High-performance medical provider and national team head athletic trainer at USA Luge Addie Lucci revealed the partnership came following a chance meeting at the National Athletic Trainers Association Convention in June.
"They have been great to work with," she said.
2I know that our athletes are big on recovery and I wanted to make sure we have everything we need to be successful while on tour.
"We use the system after sliding sessions and/or weightlifting sessions to get the muscle soreness relief to be able to perform."
Rapid Reboot is a Food and Drug Administration cleared medical system offfering dynamic, intermittent compression to athletes to relieve aching muscles and delayed onset muscle soreness.
Claiming to dramatically improve lymphatic draining and boosting bloody circulation, the system accelerates recovery and allows athletes to return to training and competition sooner.
"We’re excited to work more closely and formally with another sanctioned USA team," said Robbie Jenkins, chief marketing officer at Rapid Reboot.
"USA Luge has always competed at a high level on the international stage, and we’re confident Rapid Reboot will deliver that edge on the ice to take the organisation and its athletes to the next level."
At the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang USA Luge collected a silver medal when Chris Mazdzer finished second in the men's individual final.
The quartet of Mazdzer, Summer Britcher, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman narrowly missed a medal in the team event, placing fourth in South Korea.
The Rapid Reboot system was added to USA Luge's training during the summer and is expected to make a difference when the season gets underway later this month.