What is it?

Prevent is an Authorised Bodyflow Clinic, offering the latest in technology to reduce swelling and help you recover faster, - from injury, training or surgery.

Bodyflow is:

  • a machine which provides electro-stimulation to improve tissue recovery throughout the body.
  • available in the clinic and also as a portable machine which can be hired by the week to facilitate faster recovery by allowing you to apply the treatment through the day at home in between treatment sessions.
  • a gentle treatment where adhesive pads or suction pads are applied whilst the patient relaxes for the 20 minute treatment duration

What does it do?

  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage
  • Reduces swelling
  • Reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (‘DOMS’ = muscle pain after exercise)
  • Stimulates blood flow to bring nutrients to nourish tissue and remove harmful waste products.

Does it hurt?

No, it may feel like a light tingling or for those who prefer a stronger sensation you may feel a twitch in your muscles by increasing the intensity, but there is no pain reported by patients.

Bodyflow patient and athlete tissue recovery

  • Used by AFL teams and other elite sporting codes for pro-active recovery management
  • Used at the London Olympics for fast sports injury management and endorsed by the British Olympic Medical Institute.
  • Used in the treatment of lymphoedema e.g. post mastectomy
  • Used to stimulate the healing of wound ulcers
  • Prevent is an Authorised Bodyflow Clinic.

For further information, visit the Bodyflow website, click here.

Pro sport

The following testimonials taken from the Bodyflow website highlight the increasing importance of Bodyflow in the professional sporting arena.

Bodyflow Therapy is now used by professional sports teams, athletes and institutions around the world such as EIS, EPL, NBA, NFL, Pro Cycling, AFL, NRL & Olympic nations, just to mention a few.

"The Intensive Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) part of the British Olympic Medical Institute has been fortunate to have used both a clinical Body Flow machine and several portable units. During this time we have used the modality with significant success in the reduction of clinical effusion in elite athletes. We have also looked at its efficacy for post-exercise recovery and the subjective feedback from athletes has been excellent. There is no doubt in my mind that this is cutting edge technology which should help to speed up rehabilitation times when used as part of a package of targeted intervention."

Greg Retter IRU Manager
British Olympic Medical Institute

"We used Bodyflow to help rehabilitate one of the Team GB Taekwondo athletes following an ACL injury in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics. Regular use of the Bodyflow portable device helped us reduce the negative effects of loading that were essential to be able to push on and ensure the athlete was ready to compete. We have also started to use the devices as part of our ‘pro-active’ recovery strategy."

Leigh Halfteck
Team GB Taekwondo Physiotherapist
English Institute of Sport

"Having used Bodyflow extensively in the past and being aware of its benefits for lymphatic drainage for sports performance recovery and injury recovery I was delighted to continue this relationship with Perform at St George’s Park. With the number of professional footballers attending St George’s Park for periods of intensive rehabilitation the Bodyflow is a key part of our management of inflammation in injury and recovery post sessions. Whilst the players are residential for their rehabilitation, this allows us to use the system a number of times a day to optimise the benefits it may have."

Steve Kemp
Elite Football Physiotherapist
Perform at St Georges Park