Bemer in Sports

BEMER gives the edge in Sport

Achieve Top Sporting Performance

Improved performance and faster regeneration are convincing factors for the users

For many years BEMER devices have been the constant companions to numerous athletes in competitive and high-performance sports

The proven BEMER application increases micro-circulation & significantly improves the flow characteristics of the blood. Muscle cells receive more oxygen & nutrients. The supply of energy and the removal of metabolic waste are improved. Sports fitness following competitive events can be more rapidly restored.

Prof. Dr. Winfried Banzer from Frankfurt: “Improving microcirculation through BEMER application can have a crucial effect on the fitness level and training program of sportsmen and women.”

Professional sportspeople and those involved in recreational sports are always looking for ways in which to optimise their level of fitness and performance. Areas in which athletes expect to benefit include:

  • regeneration of the overtaxed body,
  • relief from muscle ache,
  • healing of strained structures,
  • recovery from exhaustion or overtraining syndromes
  • healing of sports injuries

The BEMER electromagnetic field therapy system offers athletes a legal, side-effect free way of achieving these goals.

Pulsed electromagnetic impulses, up to an intensity equivalent to the earth’s natural magnetic field, are applied to the body. The BEMER signal, developed by the physicist Prof. Dr. Wolf A. Kafka, is different to the impulses generated by other devices on account of its particularly broad frequency spectrum.

In their scientific studies Dr. R. Klopp (institute for Microcirculation in Berlin), Dr. K. Spodaryk (Institute for Rehabilitation in Krakau), Dr. R. Jelinek (Charles University in Prague), Dr. B. Villiger (Swiss Medical Center Bad Ragaz) and the sports scientist H. Mchaelis (Academy for Bioenergetics in Liechtenstein) with Karin Möbes were able to produce significant results as to the effect of BEMER therapy.

Benefits favouring the use of BEMER in sports:

  • The sports person will have the benefit of an improved recovery from exertion, as cells under duress can be regenerated and the toxins will be removed rapidly.
  • A delay in the onset of muscle ache
  • The waste products that are produced during exercise are broken down & removed from muscle and other tissue more effectively.
  • Edemas (swellings) are significantly reduced.
  • The BEMER treatment stimulates the synthesis and release of repair proteins, involved in tissue repair, dramatically increasing the healing.

By applying BEMER prior to competition/training, the warm-up time is greatly reduced and precious energy is saved.

BEMER optimises Recovery & Performance in Sport

Using BEMER to Optimise Performance & Recovery

Dr. Horst Michaelis –

Sports Medicine Doctor & ex-Director of the Academy for Bioenergetics

A number of clinical and experimental studies prove that physical activity will lengthen life expectancy and provide a certain amount of protection from chronic and age related diseases. Every sport we perform includes physical activity (other than Chess maybe), but not all forms of sport correspond to the natural movements of the body. Repeated movements that are unnatural to our physiology will cause deterioration and injury. With the striving toward personal peak performance, sport often leads to excessive physical taxation and exertion.

Intensive training and insufficient regeneration lead to high acidity and to ‘over training’. What follows is often a reduction in performance and a higher chance for injuries. Thousands of people per year experience serious sporting accidents in professional training or recreation, including torn muscles, pulled tendons, dislocated joints and broken bones. The result often is time out from training or missing work.

In addition, continued misuse or over-use of certain joints and muscles through injury of others can lead to chronic illness like osteoarthritis.

Effects of BEMER:

Bio electricity and electro-magnetism form the basis of all life. Metabolism, growth, regeneration, healing, etc. are produced and regulated by electro-magnetic mechanisms. The electro-magnetic potential of the nerve- and muscle activity and their secondary metabolic and energetic effects are fundamentally essential for a healthy metabolism. Healthy tissue structures can only be formed and upheld in the presence of sufficient electro-magnetic activity.

For the athlete, the necessary supply of electro-magnetic energy within the organism is reduced in the following manner: 1. Strenuous physical activity can lead to a lack of oxygen (anaerobic metabolism), and therefore to accumulation of lactic acid in the tissues. 2. An injury forces the athlete to become inactive (electro-magnetic energy is created through movement).

The BEMER induces a wide-band low frequency electro-magnetic field with an intensity matching that of natural biological systems and thus improves the energy level without any side effects. Through a multitude of physiological processes, like improved circulation, increased oxygen partial pressure in the blood, anti-traumatic and anti-swelling effects, as well as activation of the synthesis of certain proteins, the body’s natural healing- and regeneration powers are increased by about 40%. Quick regeneration has become one of the deciding factors in sports competitions today, where a fraction of a second can be decisive.

BEMER therapy before and after sport activities provides the following advantages for the athlete:

  • Highest possible performance, through activation of the cell metabolism
  • Optimum preparation for training and competition, through energy conserving warm up
  • Decreased risk for injuries, through improved blood circulation in the muscles
  • Faster healing of sport injuries
  • Prevention of long-term injury effects
  • Highest possible performance through activation of metabolism and quicker regeneration

Therapy with the BEMER leads to improved viscosity of the blood, increased circulation and higher oxygen partial pressure in the blood, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the individual muscle cells. Since cell metabolism is also optimised, these additional energy carriers can be used more efficiently. The cells under duress can be regenerated and detoxified faster (from acid/lactose) and metabolic waste products are broken down and removed from the tissues.

Optimum preparation for training and competition by means of energy conserving warm up: In every sport, a good warm up is the prerequisite for top performance and reduces risk of the injuries. At the same time though, it costs the athlete valuable energy. BEMER warms the muscle tissue and activates metabolism. Therefore, the warm up can be reduced to a discipline-specific minimum and the saved energy is available for the competition itself.

Decreased risk for injuries through improved circulation: Through improved regeneration, especially that of the muscles, hardening of the muscle tissue is prevented and/or decreased. This reduces incidents of torn muscles and ligaments and other related injuries.

Faster healing of sport injuries: By using the intensive applicator on the injury site, traumatised tissue and edema get reduced significantly faster. Also, due to the increased synthesis of repair proteins, a faster healing process is achieved.

Prevention of long-term injury effects: Long term disabilities due to sport injuries are the result of irreversible changes caused by repeated tissue damage. Through quick and complete regeneration of damaged tissue, sport related disabilities and chronic conditions can largely be prevented. BEMER is used in Europe by several professional sports teams and competing athletes, who consider the therapy essential to their continued success.

Source: Academy for BioEnergetics, (AFB) Liechtenstein, 2002.

Sports People & Teams that use BEMER

The BEMER has been implemented by various sports institutes and clinics around the world. It is used by many individual athletes and trainers, both locally and internationally.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Winfried Banzer – Institute of Sports Medicine, University of Frankfurt“Improving microcirculation through BEMER application has a crucial effect on the fitness level and training program of sportsmen and women.”

Dr. Beat Villiger – Chief Medical Officer of Swiss Olympic Team

“The advantage of the BEMER Therapy lies in its scientifically-proven effect.”

Dr. Horst Michaelis – ex-Director of the academy of Bioenergetics (Sports medicine centre) Swiss Olympic trainer development project coach

“Regeneration is a keyword in all sports disciplines, and with the improved circulation it lessens the warm up period for the athletes; leaving them with more energy for the actual Contest.”

The International Federation of Sports Medicine

Experts and researchers in the field of BEMER therapy were invited to discuss the benefits of the BEMER, as an effective tool in sports medicine, by FIMS, the International Federation of Sports Medicine, at their congress during June 2006, ahead of the Olympic Games in 2008.

The following high performance sports people & teams have a decisive advantage by using BEMER:

Swiss Olympic Team

The Swiss Olympic Team officially endorsed the BEMER and 25 BEMER therapy systems accompanied the top Swiss athletes to the Olympic games in Athens 2004 and 2008. This compliments the nine Swiss Olympic medical centres already using the BEMER. BEMER offers an advantage to all 1 400 Swiss competitive athletes who make up the team.

Trans Alp Challenge

The Bemer has also been used to great effect during the week-long Trans-Alp Mountain Bike Competition, one of the most demanding races for this sport as it leads through various alpine countries. This annual event is supported by BEMER in full co-operation with main sponsor Adidas and the response of the bikers to the Bemer support team and the BEMER therapy is overwhelmingly positive. Accidents and injuries are quite frequent during such

Cape Epic Mountain Bike Challenge

BEMER has also made a significant contribution during the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race. During the Cape Epic, BEMER Therapy was used to treat cyclist’s exhaustion, provided regeneration and brought relief and recovery in cases of injuries and wounds. The BEMER Tent was a popular destination for the cyclists. Cyclists with broken skin, damaged joints (especially knees and wrists), broken bones, backaches and cramps were given daily BEMER treatment.

RAAM: Race Across America took place early summer 2016.

BEMER co-sponsored four top level bike riders.

The race lasted only 5 days, traveling 24/7 from Oceanside, California to the Annapolis, Maryland….over 3,000 miles of distance.
Our racers changed places every 17-22 min. throughout the race. The racer would then use the BEMER before and after every leg of their participation.
Early in the race, riders faced 116 degree temps in Arizona on the pavement. The riders feel that BEMER helped them stay hydrated throughout the race.
RAAM was the ‘first ever road race in America’ assisted by BEMER.
RESULTS, OUR TEAM WON THE RACE in our division of Four Man/Woman teams. However, our team also beat the competitors in the 8 man/woman teams by a 16 minute margin, as well. This is phenomenal.

Swiss Tennis Team

You might be surprised to know that the Swiss Tennis Team use the BEMER.

A few of the Professional teams/persons that use the BEMER

Stefan Kobel and Patrick HeuscherBeach volleyball, Swiss Champion 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
Bike Nati
David GubserArbon, National team member Canoe / regatta
LC Brühl LadiesSwiss 25-times champion
Daniela MeuliDavos-Dorf, Snowboard
Bennie LindbergWinner Gigathlon 2004
Thomas FrischknechtFeldbach, Mountain Bike World Champion 2005, 3 Rank World Cup 2004
Marc ChristiansLeimbach, Inline, member national team
Andreas KundertMörschwil , 110 m hurdles, Printer, Swiss Vice & Europe champion
Christof LuginbühlGüttingen ,Inline, member national team
Pascal My HeartGrabs, North. Combination, A squad
Karin MetzlerBalgach, Member National road cycling squad
Martin LacigaKerzers , Beach volleyball
Lucas VonlanthenSt.Gallen , A squad
Pierre HoferSt.Gallen , Specialist for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine SGSM
Brigitte WolfBitsch, World champion OL Season 2003
Thomas StollOsterfingen , Stöckli-Craft Mountain Bike
Anina StämpfliHindelbank, Triathlon National Team
Beni HugOberägeri , 2nd + 3 Rank Single Man Gigathlon’06 +’05
Kilian FellmanWinikon , Tug of War (national team member)
Alain GloorBubendorf , National team member Inline Speed Skating
Gaffuri AlessandroMagglingen , Swimming
Andrea ClavadetscherVaduz, Winner 2001 RAAM (Race Across America),
Dinichert FlorenceBern, modern pentathlon
Fäh Simon Romanshorn, member national team canoe / regatta
Erich Kuster St. Gallen, bike, Giant team
Luginbühl ChristophGüttingen, member inline national team, World Cup winner
Karin Metzlera member National road cycling squad
Daniela MeuliDavos village, snowboard
Stämpfli AninaHindelbank, Triathlon National Team
Stoll ThomasOsterfingen, Stöckli-Craft Mountain Bike Team
Torah Jane BrightWorld Champion Half-pipe,[Aus]
Abi BrightBillabong World Junior Champion [Aus]
Laura Manuela PeskoWorld Champion Half-pipe [Swiss]
Paul MentisGold, World Games Bodybuilding Champion [Greece]Round about 6 weeks before my world championship training preparations, one of the most intense training periods for any athlete, I tore my infraspinatus muscle. My first thoughts were that I would have to terminate my preparations as the medical diagnosis was: Three weeks total rest and administration of antirheumatic and anti-phlogistic medicine. This would have effectively ruined my participation in the World Games in Japan. The situation was critical; I could not move my left arm and hence could not train anymore. As it happened, Mr Ulmer, who owned a Bemer 3000 privately, offered me the use of his Bemer 3000. At this stage of a desperate situation, I was open to “anything” and I gladly accepted the opportunity to undergo Bemer 3000 treatment. The astonishing thing was that I was able to move my left arm after only two therapy sessions and I decided to recommence my training program the very next day. I won the Gold Medal at the World Games in Japan! My winning is not due to the Bemer treatment alone, however no matter how good the training preparation, without the Bemer 3000 I would not have been able to compete at all. The advantages of improved circulation, fast regeneration from a sports injury, improved metabolism and the likely prevention of further injuries let me whole – heartedly recommend the Bemer 3000 Therapy for my own Fitness Studio. Now of course, I use the Bemer 3000 Therapy for myself regularly.
Werner FriedlParalympic Weight lifting champion
Mick ThorntonBodybuilding Champion [Australia]
Barbara HeebRoad cycling champion [Swiss]
Robert BartkoWorld Champion, 2 x Olympic Gold medals Sydney 2000 [Germany]
Andrea ClavadetscherUltra cycling champion, Winner of ‘Race across America’
Claudia PechsteinWorld Champion Speed skating, 5 World Records [Germany]“I believe that my use of the BEMER is very much a part of my sporting success. The use of BEMER Therapy in sport makes excellent sense.”
Günter TraubSeniors World Champion, Ice Rink Fast Course“I can assess that in contrast to other fast ice skaters in my age group, that the BEMER has substantially increased my training program.”
Marc ChristenChampion inline skater
Silvan ZurbriggenChampion Alpine skiing
Marco BüchelChampion Alpine skiing
Lawrence RochatCross country ski champion
Corinne Rey-BelletChampion Alpine skier [Swiss]
Pascal MeinherzNordic combined Bronze medalist [Germany]
Susi ErdmannBobsleigh World Champion 2003
Andrea HaeusslerFreestyle Skier
Michael KünzelWorld champion in ice rink racing, GERMANY
Davos Ice Hockey Club
SC Bern Ice Hockey
German National Men’s bobsleigh team
Italian Bobsled team, Olympic champions
Swiss National Cross Country Ski female team
Austrian Ski Federation
Swiss Olympic Team, Athens 2004
Joachim Franke German National Ice Skating coach
EHC StraubingIce hockey club 2nd national league“We quickly assessed that the BEMER is a prime sports therapy that is a highly valued part of our team.”
Nathan Baggaley3 x World Champion K1 canoe“To keep up the pace of the gruelling training schedule I use the Bemer 3000, which assists with my rate of recovery.
Flavio Marazzi Keelboat World Champion
Jason AkermanisBrisbane Lions triple premiership player, Brownlow medalist [Australia]
FC Dynamo Dresden
FC Stuttgart “We are happy to have discovered BEMER , and we are glad this effective therapy form is no longer missing”
FC Blau WeißFC Zurich
Roger FedererSwiss Davis Cup Tennis team, SWITZERLAND
Swiss Davis Cup Team[Switzerland]
Martin Legner Wheelchair Tennis Champion [Austria]Since June 27th, 2000, I use the BEMER mat daily. I am achieving positive results in the form of small improvements. Specifically my muscles, which atrophied after becoming a paraplegic, are getting stronger. The BEMER mat is excellent in supporting the building of muscle. The main reason, however, why the Bemer-mat accompanies me all year round to the wheelchair tennis tournaments, is the fact that I am experiencing much less nerve pain in my legs since I started using the Bemer, and therefore am more able to enjoy life. Less nerve pain for me means also a good night’s sleep. Consequently, I feel much more rested in the morning, and can tackle the day’s challenges with vigour.
Michael KratochvilDoubles Champion [Swiss]
Karin Möbes World Winter Champion, Swiss champion 2005 [Swiss]“Why do I always have my BEMER in my hand luggage? Above all, after hard training or a contest it provides me with faster regeneration and prevents muscle fatigue.”
Felicity AbramWorld and Junior champion, Australian Sprint Champion [Australia]
Benni Lindberg2 x Gigathlon Champion
Catherine LohriIron woman Triathlon Champion
Roland ZwahlenBiathlon
Brigitte McMahonOlympic Gold – Sydney 2000
Olivier BernhardBi-world champion in duathlon, SWISS
Thomas LuethiMotorcycle GP 125cc Champion [Swiss]
Oliver OetkeBeach Volleyball“As doctor and sports person I can recommend the use of the Bemer 3000 Therapy”
Rene MarxerLiechtenstein youth master“I am highly enthusiastic and can only recommend the use of BEMER “
Javier NavarroSpanish Penta-champion in 200 meters Sprint
Heinrich WeisWorld champion, hammer, 1977, GERMANY
Karsten KopsWorld champion, hammer, 1999, GERMANY
Simone MatthesEuropean and world champion hammer
Steffi NeriusWorld champion, javelin 1999, GERMANY
Markus EsserJunior world champion, hammer, 1999, GERMANY
Benni Lindberg2 x Swiss Power Gigathlon champion
Marko Jakobsamong the world bests in discus with 64 m, GERMANY
Raimund Hechtamong the world bests in javelin, GERMANY
Peggy MüllerJunior world champion in medium distance sprints, 1998, GER
Kersten KielgarWorld champion, swimming, 1998, GER
Torsten SpannebergOlympic champion, GER
Yvonne AchemannNational Suisse champion in ice rink racing, SWISS
Martin FeigenwinterChampion in figure skating, SWISS
Austrian Paralympic Team All accompanying medical practitioners, physiotherapists and masseurs of the Paralympics team judged the Bemer 3000 therapy as a positive contribution to their team’s overall condition and success. Especially in the areas of regeneration, general condition for competition and increased power availability were important success factors.


Sports references:

Boris Becker (Tennis Legend)

Grand Slam Winner & Youngest Wimbledon Champion

>> My long career as a tennis professional really affected my body. Since I’ve been using the BEMER system, my discomforts have been greatly relieved, and my general feeling of well-being has improved immensely as a result.

Marc Giradelli (Alpine ski world master)

Five time World Cup Ski Champion

>> BEMER had me convinced from the very first moment.  Better endurance and maximizing your competitive edge are deciding factors in professional sports. Victory, or forgettable runner-up status; these decide who writes history and who has to take their place among the masses.

USC (Tennis Team)

Peter Smith  //USC Men’s Tennis Coach // 2010 NCAA Champions

>> We use a lot of different things but the BEMER has really helped us!  We lie on the BEMER B.BODY and we feel refreshed.

Robert Karlsson (PGA Golfer)

Professional golfer // World cup winner 2008,

11 time winner on the European Tour

   >> I use BEMER on a daily basis. It is the start of my daily routine. When I get back from a long day at the golf course and am feeling too tired to train at the gym, I use the BEMER for extra boost. After BEMER Therapy, I have had some of my best training sessions

AC Milan (Italian soccer club)

FC Schalke (German soccer club)

Chris Byrd (Professional Boxer and Trainer)

Ivica Kostelic (Alpine Skiing)

Olympic Silver Medallist and World Champion

>> Since I’ve been using the BEMER system, I’ve been full of enthusiasm for its recovery capacity. Even during races, BEMER increases my performance levels and shortens recovery phases.

Daniela Meuli  (Snowboard)

Olympic winner & World Cup champion

>> If you want to win in Snowboarding you have to put 100 % effort into it.  “At least.” BEMER helps me not only to optimize my training success but also supports me in the necessary recovery phases.