Client Testimonial

Having played through an injury during rugby season many years ago I ended up with long term problems with my groin and hamstring. I have seen a number of Physios over the years but I was never able to get back to a level of fitness that I could consistently play competitive sport on a regular basis. Since I have started seeing Christine I have been cured of my long term problems and I am extremely active playing football, Ju Jitsu, cycling and running. I am now fitter at age 42 than I was at age 32 thanks to Christine’s help. Yes I still get injured but when I do Christine is on hand to sort it out. I have great faith in her abilities and I trust her judgment, even if it is telling me I don’t need treatment, just a couple days rest.
Rodney Graham

ARP Wave

At A Step Ahead Physio, our physiotherapists recognize and encourage the uses of ARP Wave therapy. ARP Wave stands for Accelerated Recovery Performance. It works on the body’s “wiring system”, the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It helps the brain communicate with the rest of the body to treat the neurological origin of pain and restricted movement.

The ARP Wave machine is an electronic device that uses electrodes to determine the source of your symptoms. Throughout the course of your treatment, these electrodes are used on the identified points to eliminate pain and train your body to absorb force properly. If your muscles are not absorbing force, it is going somewhere else in your body which then results in damaged tissue.

ARP Wave therapy locates areas of damaged, inflamed tissue with scar tissue around it. ARP Wave therapy then enables the nervous system to communicate with these areas and breaks up the scar tissue, enabling the damaged area to heal.

ARP Wave therapy is most suggested for:

  • Patients in chronic pain or on pain medication
  • Patients with “mysterious” or undiagnosed pain/symptoms
  • Patients with neurologic disorders, spinal cord injuries, or strokes
  • Post-surgical patients
  • Patients with swelling

Please refer to the ARP Wave testimonials page for more information: https://arpwave.com/success-stories/ 

Testimonials

Last year I was on the verge of giving up running and now I'm back to doing around 60 miles per week and have three ultra marathons planned for this year. I have already completed a 50K. The ARP allowed me to still run whilst having treatment which makes a big difference. In addition to the treatment, ARP highlighted where the main issue was. Christine knew all along it wasn't in the foot/ankle but no doctors could identify exactly where it was. 
 
Mike Ridsdale, Ultra Marathoner
 
 
 
 

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

 

Radial Pressure waves are acoustic waves that generate back and forth movement in the tissue. The wave hits the body at skin surface and from there travels radially into the body to a depth of around 2 inches. In the body, the pressure waves stimulate metabolic activity and the body's intrinsic healing mechanism. You can learn more about RPW here.

 

Treatment Goals:

Activate connective tissue

Reduce muscle pain and aches

Temporarily increase blood flow

Treatment Benefits:

Alternative to medication

Non-invasive

Results in few treatment visits

Short treatment time (less than 1 hour visits)

Treats large areas