It is well known that the recovery of athletes after the muscle activity is an extremely important problem. Under recovery we understand a complex of processes in the body leading to normalization of the physical and psychological capacity after different kinds of strain. In order to make the optimal choice a comparative analysis of the effectiveness of the great variety of methods for recovery including those, used in sports, needs to be done.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the recovery effect of the sinusoidal modulated currents (SMC) and SCENAR® therapy on the biological parameters of the blood of athletes in training conditions. 96 athletes were studied in the period of 10 days. The parameters of the carbohydrates metabolism (concentration of glucose and lactic acid in blood), the protein metabolism (protein and urea levels, CPC, ALT, AST ferments), water-mineral exchange (K+, Na+, Ca2+, Cl–), the level of testosterone and cortisone, Hb and pH levels were measured. Blood samples were taken thee times: in the morning, on an empty stomach, before the training; and immediately after the training; after 10 days. The athletes were divided into 3 uniform groups of 32 people each: control group, group with application of SMC (Deviatkina methodics, 1998), and group treated with SCENAR®.
According to the acquired results, in the control group, normalization of some of the biochemical parameters was observed, indicating recovery processes after the strain. Recovery of greater number of parameters was observed in the group with SMC in comparison with the control one. Yet not all parameters were normalized in 10 days. In the third group the recovery of all parameters, all the body functions, was observed.
Thus SMC and SCENAR® therapy optimize the body functions of the athletes in the recovery period and could be recommended for sports rehabilitation. SCENAR turns out to be the most effective method of treatment
by Lopatina A. B. (Perm, Russia)