Mandarino Chiropractic, P.C. • Dr. Frank J. Mandarino
Body Tempering was developed by Donnie Thompson, who defines this treatment as a tool used to accelerate sport activity performance and recovery by combating soft tissue restrictions. It is the process of using weight to assist in joint and soft tissue mobilization. Both light and heavy weights can be used for this treatment. This treatment is used to improve range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce soreness, mobilize the myofascial layers, address trigger points (or tender points), strengthen tendons, and alter sympathetic nervous system excitation.
What Is Body Tempering?
Body tempering is designed to reduce tone leading to sprains/strains, to open up range of motion and improve flexibility/mobility to achieve ideal positioning for training, and to reduce feelings of fatigue to lengthen work out time and reduce soreness to enhance future training sessions. Body tempering is meant to help prevent injury or in a medical capacity to help reduce soreness, reduce tightness, and improve range of motion. However, it is not meant to act as an isolated treatment or as a stand alone technique. Body tempering without optimal movement or training is going to be inefficient. It is not a crutch for dealing with more serious medical issues in the absence of professional medical care.
Donnie Thompson is a world record setting powerlifter. He is the first person to ever total 3000lbs in a regulated meet. His 3000lb powerlifting total is currently only shared by David Hoff. He has set eight world records in professional powerlifting, including three bench press records, two squat records, and three total records.
Used By Professional Athletes
This treatment is utilized by various professional and high level athletic programs including the former NCAA football Champion Clemson Tigers, the former MLB World Series Champs Kansas City Royals, the former NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champion UCONN Huskies, the former NFL Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, and the former Gold Medal Olympic Shotputters and Swimmers.