Sports Recovery Services | Smart Athlete Physiotherapy


In recent years, sports science has brought recovery to the forefront of elite programming to combat fatigue, increase performance and reduce the potential for injury. While everyone may not be an elite athlete looking to compete at the highest level of sport, there is a large population of active adults, endurance athletes, cross-fitters, weekend warriors and Physiotherapy patients with a need for recovery programming and services.

Proper recovery is as important as proper training. Smart Athlete brings to you cutting edge and evidenced based recovery technology normally just available to professional athletes. Accelerate healing with our sessions of combined MarcPro and Normatec recovery systems in Raleigh’s 1st recovery room.

Equipment we utilize:

  • Class IV Laser Therapy
  • Normatec
  • MarcPro
  • Hypervolt

Marc Pro Plus is a unique electrical stimulation devices that are able to provide substantial recovery and pain relief benefits.  It is not a TENS device; which are intended to mask pain while connected. These are not traditional muscle stimulators; which use harsh and fatiguing muscle contractions to tone or re-educate muscle. 

A 30-60 minute session with Marc Pro is easy, comfortable, and is often done while you’re relaxing on the couch reading or watching television.  A Marc Pro session uses proprietary and patented technology to create non-fatiguing muscle contractions that flush out waste and deliver nourishment to the area. This is the foundation of recovery, conditioning, and lasting pain relief. Visit MarcPro to learn more.


NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery—our systems give a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers.  Our goal is to establish recovery as an integral part of every athlete’s training, and we feel NormaTec systems are the best way to accomplish that. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab.

Our systems include a control unit and attachments which go on the legs. They use compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with our patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern.

When you use our systems, you will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape.  The session will then begin by compressing your feet.  Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb. Visit Normatec to learn more.