HUMAN TECAR MAT

Restore and improve balance, coordination, resilience and fitness
with the extraordinary naturalness of exercising barefoot or
walking in the sand, on a patch of grass, on rocks or stones or any
other natural terrain. The proprioceptive mats come in sets that
stimulate the feet’s mechanoreceptors and thus keep
the whole body fit.

Human Tecar Mats come in sets made up of proprioceptive surfaces of varying sizes, easily placed even in restricted spaces and made of a wide variety of materials: polyethylene (EPE), polyurethane (EPU), viscoelastic materials, memory foam and materials specifically designed for this type of technology.
They create different levels of instability, simulating various conditions of natural terrain and forcing the body to constantly readjust itself during proprioceptive exercise, restoring balance and ultimately recovering tone and strength.

Exercising barefoot on various types of proprioceptive surfaces that constitute Human Tecar Matsnaturally stimulates the activity of nervous receptors (proprioceptors) found in skeletal striated muscles, tendons and joints, which determine how one perceives the position of one’s body parts in space. The Mats’ different levels of instability and difficulty provide ideal training for control of movement and to enhance proprioceptive ability, balance, agility and strength.

Human Tecar Mats are especially designed to facilitate training, rehabilitation and recovery of the muscular apparatus and ligaments thanks to proprioceptive stimulation of one’s bare feet, without in any way putting pressure on the joints, thanks to the avant-garde materials used.

Materials that enable Human Tecar Mats to:

» Stimulate mechanoreceptors present on the soles of one’s feet;
» Avoid mechanical stresses and overload inosteoarticularterms;
» Facilitate greater energy output (approx. 25% more by comparison with a rigid surface).

Proprioception

Proprioception is how one perceives and recognizes the position of one’s body in space, the relative position of neighboring parts of the body, and the status of muscle contraction, even without the aid of sight. It’s a sophisticated mechanism that aims to supply the Central Nervous System with extremely precise information in real time, concerning several parameters relative to body movement:

  • Biomechanics of human movement (speed, strength, direction, acceleration).
  • Physiological parameters, concerning the state of and biological changes occurring in muscles, tendons and joints as a result of movement.

Stimulating this mechanism through barefoot exercises on various types of surfaces enhances this sensitivity (proprioceptive training): in other words, it gets the body to respond to external stimuli more effectively.

THE PROPRIOCEPTIVE MATS

Medium Density

Flat surfaces characterized by medium or high elasticity. Medium elasticity: Suited to movements with reduced load on joints. High elasticity: Requires greater proprioceptive and muscular effort. Size: 200 x 54 x 7 cm

Stones

Agglomerations characterized by different densities that simulate an irregular, stony surface. Stimulates the mechanoreceptors in the soles of one’s feet.
Size: 200 x 54 x 7 cm

Dunes

Irregular surface that simulates sandy terrain, stimulating microcirculation and mechanoreceptors in feet, acting on muscles in charge of balance.
Size: 200 x 54 x 7 cm

Multi Density

Rigid framework for inserting or removing different-density cubes, changing their sequence depending on the therapeutic purpose we’re aiming for in rehabilitation.
Size: 200 x 54 x 14 cm

Slant Mat

Laterally slanted mat with a tilt of 4.5 degrees, reproduces smooth, medium-density sand.
Size: 200 x 80 cm incl. 15/7

Needle

Rigid-frame platform with a flexiblesupport (medium elasticity). A rubber-needle mat is placed on the latter, which micro-massages the sole of one’s feet and stimulates circulation. Extremely suited to neurorehabilitation.
Size: 190 x 80 x 7 cm

Pillow

Cubic elastic-response pillow, for use in specific exercises or aerobic workout for increased energy expenditure; comes in two sizes.
Size:
Basic Pillow: 40 x 30 x 12 cm
Pillow: 60 x 35 x 12 cm

Ascending-Descending Set

Consists of 4 modules, enables proprioceptive workout on a sloping plane and steps. Ideal to complement training in sports.
Size:
Cuboid: 80 x 80 x 45 cm
Step: 80 x 40 x 15 cm
Step: 80 x 40 x 30 cm
Ramp: 200 x 80 cm incl. 45/7

PLYOMETRIC CUBES

Plyometric cubes with limited elastic response, of varying heights
Can be combined with balance boards

May be usedon itsown, as balance board, or applied to Rocking Box
Size: 9 / 12 cm

May be usedon itsown, as balance boardon allaxes, or applied to Rocking Box

Customization

Human Tecar Mats reproduce a variety of natural terrains that are not always accessible in daily life, and have the added advantage of making proprioceptive activity possible and safe, even in restricted environments, whatever the weather.
Different surfaces provide various circuits with different levels of instability and various degrees of difficulty,suited to barefoot exercises that respond to a variety of personalized needs in terms of training and rehabilitation.

Suitable for all ages

Favors children’s harmonious muscular development, enhances motor skills and quality of movement. Enables adults to reach their objectives more swiftly and effectively. In elderly users, provides ideal workout to improve balance, thus reducing the risk of falls.

Prevents Mechanical Shocks

Our proprioceptive Mats have been especially designed to facilitate training, recovery and rehabilitation of muscles and ligaments. The materials employed have been devised to avoid mechanical shocks and osteoarticular overload.

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