What is ARPwave Neuro-Therapy and is it right for you?
Do you suffer from muscle injury, limited range of motion, chronic pain, or other performance driving issues? If so, ARPwave (Accelerated Recovery Performance) is the solution for you!
The principle behind ARPwave Neuro-Therapy is as follows:
The brain and nervous system control movement and pain in the human body.
Correction within this system allows for proper muscle activation, more efficient movement, and a reduction in pain.
When the body moves properly, and the nervous system is working correctly, chronic pain and injury begin to heal rapidly.
Some of the benefits of Neuro-Therapy include:
Accelerated Recovery from Injury or Surgery
The Reverse of Chronic Pain
Optimization of Athletic Performance
Increase Range of Motion
Reduced Risk of Injury from Compensation Patterns
How does ARPwave Neuro-Therapy Work?
Whenever there is an injury to a part of the body, cells are damaged, and the electrical charge in the damaged area is changed from a positive polarity to a negative polarity. At first, this is good because it elicits the healing response in the body itself by attracting white blood cells, fibroblasts, and a whole array of healing responses. However, if the negative charge doesn't dissipate, it causes scar tissue to attach to the muscle tissue. This scar tissue embedded in the muscle fibers takes away from the muscle's ability to elongate and contract fully, thus weakening the muscle and rendering it less capable of absorbing shock. When this starts happening, the muscles no longer do their job. The result is joint injury to the joints that were being supported by these muscles.
ARPwave is a proprietary electrical stimulation modality. It uses both direct electrical current as well as a patented bio-electrical current, simultaneously with active range-of-motion and other exercise techniques. This combination of currents facilitates increased effectiveness of the direct current by allowing higher levels of intensity and deeper penetration while minimizing the discomfort. Other electrical stimulation modalities use only an alternating current which is not consistent with the natural direct current that is found in the body. Alternating current causes the muscles to contract like they do when you get a muscle cramp.
As ARPwave electrical pads are applied to areas of the body only a mild sensation is felt until it passes over, and the direct current passes through, an area that has built up and retained a negative polarity from a previous injury. When the current passes through a scarified area, the person experiences a level of discomfort consistent with the amount of negative charge in that area. As these areas are located, based on the levels of discomfort, the ARPwave machine is able to determine the actual sites where treatment is needed. Often these sites are not where the patient expects them.
Once ARPwave locates these areas, electrical stimulation pads are attached and the muscle groups receiving treatment are put through a pre-determined range of motions. With each repetition of movement, the discomfort from the flow of current diminishes. The direct current is increased at regular intervals as patient comfort levels allow. This is then repeated: the patient goes through specific movements, their discomfort decreases with each repetition, and the intensity of the direct current is increased at regular intervals. Increasing the current into the affected area is important because the more charge that is put into an affected area, the more that the negative charge build-up and scarring will be dissipated.
The passage of direct current through an area of negatively charged tissue reduces the negative charge build-up which follows injury. As the negative charge is reduced, scar tissue sloughs off the muscle fibers. Because the scar tissue is no longer attached to the muscles, the muscle has increased eccentric motion, or lengthening of the muscles. This causes the muscles to elongate, therefore making them able to contract faster and stronger. Since the muscles can contract faster and more forcefully, they are able to better protect the joint(s) that are attached to them, preventing joint injury. The result is a substantial reduction or, more commonly, complete elimination of pain and increased range of motion.
ARPwave has been approved by the FDA for muscle re-education and relaxation of muscle spasms, which help to stop pain associated with many different injuries.
ARPwave Neuro-Therapy focuses on attacking the injury, or area of discomfort, at its source while incorporating specific movement patterns to help alleviate pain, increase range of motion, eliminate discomfort, and correct compensation patterns. Your body’s ability to absorb force is compromised during injury resulting in compensation patterns that create weak spots within your muscles nervous system. Often joint pain is the consequence of muscles not absorbing this force resulting in injury to ligaments and joints due to the bodies inability to work efficiently.
Try to think of a muscle injury similar to a detour on the main highway. When there is an accident on the highway, traffic backs up leading to alternate routes taken to the final destination. Your nervous system works in the very same way. If there is an injury, other muscles will begin to create patterns that drive force into areas generally not designed to absorb this force. Due to injury, the nervous system recognizes this new “detour route” as a new pattern to protect the area of injury. Over time, because of this change in pattern, other muscles begin to take on this load resulting in injury and other incorrect compensation patterns. ARPwave Neuro-Therapy finds the origin of this nervous system issue, corrects the issue, and helps the nervous system redevelop the correct pattern allowing for the proper muscles to absorb the force in which they were designed to.
THE HISTORY OF ARPWAVE
In 1975, we introduced ARPWAVE Neuro Therapy and the concept of neurological rehabilitation treatment for all soft tissue injuries and post-surgery rehab.
ARPWAVE Neuro Therapy is built on the premise that these all have a neurological origin.
While an MRI/CAT SCAN will tell you where the problem ended up, our technology will tell you where the problem came from.
ARPWAVE Neuro Therapy finds the neurological origin of the physiological symptoms and treats the problem at the source, enabling you to fully recover faster and live your life pain-free.
ARPWAVE Neuro Therapy is pioneering a new branch of soft tissue medicine.
All other branches of soft tissue medicine work on where your symptoms ended up not where your symptoms are coming from from – that is the difference between ARPWAVE Neuro Therapy and all others.