About Powercore

Are you bringing your a-game?

Power up with Powercore a uniquely patented Biofeedbac proprioception technology. The durable band stimulates your nervous system to advance your sporting performance. The result? Improved sporting efficiency, strength, stamina, agility, and optimised performance. to raise your athletic game.

What is Proprioception?

Proprioception [prō′prē-ō-sĕp′shən] is an internal feedback loop that detects and stabilises movement, action, and location. Proprioception uses muscle memory, learned experiences and the environment to raise your athletic game.

What can Proprioception do for you?

Proprioceptive awareness can be built up over extended periods of time doing repeated movement. This is how professional sportspeople harness agility, accuracy, and stamina. Proprioception uses internal sensors and the human nervous system to stimulate dynamic movement. Finely tuned proprioception can improve athletic performance, such as footwork, hand eye coordination, core strength and agility. raise your athletic game.

It’s not rocket science

Proprioception sensors can be found in the muscles, joints, and tendons in our peripheral nervous system (PNS) which translates messages about movement and position back to the central nervous system (CNS). The nervous system delivers messages to the brain about movement on a continuous feedback loop including what went well, what didn’t, how successful the action was etc. Within this feedback loop, the brain and body unconsciously marry its response and creates a new action or learned response.

‘Proprioception helps with the planning of movements, sport performance, playing a musical instrument and ultimately helping us avoid an injury.’ – Physiopedia

A lack of learned proprioception can harm performance in novice or elite sporting activities. If the neural pathways that feedback on movement are underdeveloped or under stimulated it can lead to uncoordinated movement, trips, injuries and loss of strength or accuracy in precision led sporting movement. A professional athlete has a high degree of proprioception awareness, but you may lack coordination, balance, or speed — and this could mean that your proprioceptive awareness is not as developed as it could be. While one’s proprioception may not mirror a professional athlete’s yet, working on your proprioceptive skills will make a difference in all your day-to-day activities, fitness, and sports pursuits.

Looking to raise your game?

No sweat- try Powercore sports bands. The patented athletic technology has been seamlessly incorporated into a lightweight durable sports wrist band to enhance your training programme. It’s as easy as wearing the sports wristband on your dominant hand every time you train or engage in an active pursuit. Wearing the band will enhance your proprioception over time, unlocking improved skill levels and allowing you to dominate in your sport.

The Brains and Brawn behind Powercore Sport

The Powercore Band is from the brain of Professor Malcom Pope. Dr Malcom Pope is a leading research scientist with a special interest in biomechanics.

“I have worked closely with Vytaliving in the UK to produce the world’s first Biofeedbac™ health delivery system that is validated by clinical research. Biofeedbac™ utilises the body’s own automated awareness and re-educates your muscles to perform at their best. Biofeedbac™ takes the latest health innovation techniques in the science of drug-free medicine and applies them to the Powercore sports performance wrist band”

Designed in conjunction with Professor Malcolm Pope. Dr.Med.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., C.Eng., Eur Ing., Eur Erg. Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh; Honorary consultant in biomedical physics & bioengineering Sub dean (Scotland) royal society of medicine. Professional member national back pain association. 2015 winner of society of biomechanics award.

Clinical Evidence

Eye hand coordination is the coordinated control of eye movement with hand movement. Alongside proprioception, eye hand coordination is responsible for efficient processing of visual input to guide reaching and grasping. Scientific evidence has found that this innate ability is critical for:

  • Control of Balance

  • Speed

  • Injury Prevention by preventing over-reach position and engaging muscle spindles to recoil

In recent years, new research has bought to light findings on wrist joint proprioception, which demonstrates that the wrist plays a significant role in the sensorimotor system. This system is defined as ‘encompasses all the sensory, motor, and central integration and processing components involved with maintaining joint homeostasis during bodily movements. This is where afferent information from nerve endings in the wrist joint affects the neuromuscular control of the joint. It’s often referred to as a “sixth sense” because it has to do with how we sense objects around us along with how we interpret messages with our muscles, joints, and motor planning skills.

People with proprioception issues have a barrier in communication between their brains and bodies. This can lead to: Poor balance Inefficient coordination Low muscle tone Poor coordination Incoherent motor skills The Powercore proprioceptive brand stimulates the body’s own ability to understand its position in time and space – known as proprioception. The science behind Powercore utilises the body’s ability to increase the self-awareness. Then the central signals associated with motor commands stimulate positional information. We are constantly aware of the position of our body in space because proprioceptors in our muscles and skin provide information about the position and movement of our limbs, as well as the forces involved in moving them. This information is not only important for self-awareness in our surroundings, but also needed to control movements accurately. The key role played by proprioceptors in motor control is demonstrated in rare cases when proprioceptive afferents from muscle, joint and skin are lost, and normal movement control is no longer possible. As well as peripheral signals, it has been proposed that central signals associated with motor commands can provide positional information. This concept dates to von Helmholtz (1867). Written by: Professor Malcolm Pope reference proprioception Biofeedbac on the improvement of muscular coordination, speed, balance, and control.