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/
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.
Activate connective tissue
Reduce muscle pain and aches
Temporarily increase blood flow
Alternative to medication
Results in few treatment visits
Short treatment time (less than 1 hour visits)
Treats large areas