Gilad Jacobs is the CEO of Boston-based NormaTec Industries, a global leader in medical and sports technology. The son of NormaTec’s founder, Dr. Jacobs, Gilad saw incredible potential in harnessing the science behind his mother’s work, and customizing it to benefit athletes, leading him to grow it from a small medical device company into the revolutionary sports and medicine company that it is today.
I’ve used the Normatec Recovery System for years and I think it is the coolest recovery product around. In this episode, we talk about its origin in the medical world, how it made its way to the sports industry with pro endurance athletes, and how it works to help athletes recover and perform better.
8:33 HOW LOWER COSTS BRINGS TECH TO MORE ATHLETES
14:21 NORMATEC PROTOCOLS FOR WARM-UP vs RECOVERY
20:10 HOW NORMATEC COMPARES TO OTHER RECOVERY STRATEGIES
26:26 UTILIZING NORMATEC WHEN TRAVELING
30:08 HOW PRO ATHLETE INPUT HAS SHAPED NORMATEC
33:26 NORMATEC’S USAGE IN THE MLB, NBA, & NHL
38:18 HOW CAN SOMEONE TEST NORMATEC FOR THEMSELVES?
41:10 WHAT ARE NORMATEC’S PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
Rapid recovery technology is the next frontier of sports medicine.
You don’t have to be injured to utilize dynamic compression technology.
Increasing circulation through massage removes lactic acids and metabolites.
GUEST BIOGRAPHY: GILAD JACOBS
Mr. Gilad Jacobs serves as Vice President of Sports Medicine at NormaTec Industries, LP. Mr. Jacobs leads NormaTec’s Sports Medicine division, which he established in 2007, and is responsible for sales to pro teams, top college and Olympic programs, and elite and amateur athletes. He completed an undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of Pittsburgh.
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