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Vasper Charleston alongside orthobiologics further enhances the rehabilitation performance for patients pre-, post- or in lieu of surgery.

Vasper Memberships

We are now offering Vasper memberships at Charleston Sports Medicine. Check out our various packages and select the one that best fits your needs.

Are You A Candidate?

Find out if you meet the criteria to be a candidate for Vasper Charleston.

Based On Scientifically Proven Principles

Extraordinary Results

Vasper, developed at the NASA Research Center, is the first technology to combine peak performance and active recovery in a 21-minute, low-impact interval training session. It uses vascular compression and dynamic cooling to mimic intensive exercise to generate anabolic benefits. Limited impact and minimal muscle damage speed your recovery while upgrading your training. The compression aspect of Vasper increases muscle growth and repair. The cooling delivers more oxygen to the muscles thus reducing pain and aiding in recovery. The software allows you to customize the work out for any participant – from the elite athlete to the post-surgical knee patient.


accumulates metabolites, such as lactic acid, amplifying the anaerobic exercise signal for muscle growth and repair.


increases efficiency by delivering more oxygen to the muscles and aids in recovery and pain reduction.


software enables interval training to be adjusted in all aspects to any physical ability level.

Low Impact

NuStep T5XR platform accommodates almost any physical limitation while reducing breakdown and fatigue.

A Signature Service

Participants mount a recumbent bike and in 21 minutes have replicated the benefits of a 2-hour workout strengthening both the heart and muscles. A Vasper workout translates to your whole-body chemistry changing for the better – glucose, testosterone, human growth hormone, and more. Revolutionary biomimicry of intensive exercise, Vasper opens the door to rapid recovery for many of my pre-and post-surgical patients. Further, it is an excellent low impact therapy for daily and elite athletes. We are excited to house Vasper as the signature piece of equipment that anchors our new physical therapy center on Daniel Island.

Who is a Vasper Charleston candidate?

An older person with a knee injury needing to rehabilitate without high impact exercise

The elite athlete needing to get more out of a workout in less time
The post-surgical everyday patient looking to stay fit
The pre-surgical patient looking to heal faster (pre-and post-surgical candidates are not limited to orthopedics)

Vasper Charleston Articles

Pain-Free With Vasper

“I’m 79 years old but I don’t feel like it.” Charleston Sports Medicine has seen a variety of patients, specifically with knee injuries, experience outstanding results with Vasper. When patient Josie S. began her journey with Charleston Sports Medicine in February...

Vasper Eliminates 40 Years of Nagging Pain

For Judy Dunbar, a yoga class with one wrong move forty years ago is one she will never forget. She explains, “I have a shoulder injury from that class that has bothered me for forty years now. I had reached the point where I could not write or use the computer. For...


We are now offering Vasper memberships at Charleston Sports Medicine. No contract required. Each package will be billed automatically to your preferred credit card on file monthly or quarterly. Canceling or rescheduling appointments require 48 hours’ notice. “No show” appointments or late cancellations are nonrefundable.

New Patient Offer: 3 Sessions/$125 (Must Be Completed Within 2 Weeks)

Single Session: $65

1 Session/Week: $240/Month

2 Sessions/Week: $440/Month

10 Sessions/3 Months: $500


Placing compression on the arm and leg muscles while exercising at a low intensity has been scientifically shown to create the physiological effect of high-intensity exercise. Compression cuffs worn on the arms and legs safely compress the muscle to quickly build up lactic acid, mimicking the physiology of an intense workout that would typically take extensive time and effort. Compression builds metabolite concentration quickly and activates fast-twitch muscle fibers. This triggers a systemic recovery response, including the natural release of anabolic hormones such as testosterone.


When your body temperature increases, blood vessels near the surface of the skin dilate, increasing blood flow to the skin, leaving less blood and oxygen for the muscles. When there is not enough blood to remove lactic acid from the muscles, the body hits a wall and fatigues.

Remaining cool during exercise allows blood oxygen levels to remain high throughout the body which makes exercising much more efficient and pleasant. Sweating is also dramatically reduced or completely eliminated. Cooling the body during the workout mitigates further physical stress and reduces existing pain and inflammation.


Each Vasper protocol is a 21-minute interval training protocol, delivered on a tablet fully integrated with the recumbent bicycle. Interval training involves a warmup period followed by a succession of sprint and rest intervals, scientifically proven to increase the efficiency of an exercise session.

Each section of the interval training protocol is fully customizable, allowing for adjustments in duration, intensity, resistance, and speed. Pressure and cooling can also be modified for ability, comfort level, and performance. Heart rate monitors and a graph of power output is displayed on the screen to track performance. Session metrics are also displayed at the end of the workout and can be emailed directly from the tablet.


The reason Vasper uses a NuStep T5XR is to avoid stressing the body and breaking down muscle tissue. The goal with Vasper is to minimally stress the muscles while still triggering a systemic recovery response that can heal damaged or unconditioned areas of the body.

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