EECP & Sports
EECP Sports Enhancement
Sara Soulati® is the first and only EECP practitioner in the U.S. to develop an EECP sports protocol for elite athletes. She is the world’s leader in EECP sports education, research and treatment. She broke into the sports industry in 1997 with the help of Clive Brewster teaming up with the well-respected HealthSouth sports rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles, California.
Her work to understand the effects of EECP on the elite athlete continued in full force with the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team under direction of Head Coach John Smith. Sara studied speed, recovery time and removal of lactic acid in the legs of these Olympian athletes.
Since then, Sara has single-handedly pioneered the use of EECP in the sports industry.
Her success in this field led to further research in 2001 with the Los Angeles Avengers Arena Football team. Sara studied girth, range of motion, post-injury recovery and post-operative recovery with her sports enhancement protocol featuring EECP.
Sara’s work with the Los Angeles Avengers led to a medical paper written with Franklin Murphy, MD and cardiologist with UCLA on the results of her research in the field. The paper, written in 2001, was titled, “EECP for Treatment of Exercise Fatigue and Traumatic Sports Injury.”
Professional Sports Teams
Sara has continued working privately with professional athletes from the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and professional boxing.
In 2004, Sara marked a historical first for a professional sports team, The Miami Heat, which bought and successfully used Sara Soulati’s EECP sports protocol with its professional athletes. That year, The Miami Heat won their first NBA championship in many years.
EECP Sports Protocol
During EECP, athletes experience massive, passive cardiovascular workout while the heart is at rest. EECP increases circulation and decreases workload to the heart resulting in increased energy levels. What also happens is enhanced performance without putting stress on the heart or the body.
Many professional athletes say that EECP therapy provides as much as six times the amount of exercise benefit per hour of treatment than any other form of tolerated physical exercise.
Sara’s results showed that EECP:
- Improves overall cardiovascular fitness
- Increases energy massively
- Reduces fatigue and reduces lactic acid
- Decreases recovery time between workouts
- Helps reduce risk of injury in athletes
- Naturally enhances endurance and stamina from the rigors of training
For these reasons and more, EECP gives the professional athlete a winning edge.
Here are some of the elite sports teams and athletes that have benefited from the Sara Soulati EECP Method:
- Los Angeles Avengers
- US Olympics Track and Field Team
- Rampage UFC
- Maurice Gree
- Carl Lewis
- Quincy Watts
- Otto Bolden
- Sugar Shane Mosley
- Muhammad Ali and Leila Ali
- Shaquille O’Neal
- Dean Chiaro
- Otto Bolden
Sara Soulati with Muhammad Ali and Leila Ali
US Olympics Track and Field Team