FACT: Where you feel pain or are injured is not where it originated…ever! Somewhere a muscle or muscles are not absorbing force as intended, due to a neurological disconnect. This means that the signal being sent by the brain for that muscle or muscles to turn on fast enough to absorb force is not getting through, due to scar tissue or sodium potassium leakage. When this occurs force is transferred to areas of the body not meant to absorb it, such as your joints, ligaments or tendons.
This incorrect absorption of force causes injuries such as ACL and MCL tears, damage to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL), and many others that can end your season.
With the ARPwave system and proprietary protocols, we are able to locate this neurological disconnect, “turn the muscle back on” and transfer the force away from the injured tissue, back to your supporting muscles (which act as your shock absorbers) and, in the process, vastly accelerate healing.
What Is The Root Cause of The Need For Tommy John Surgery?
We are taught that the long head of the biceps tendon cannot come out of its groove and that is medically correct. However, the long head of the biceps tendon CAN ride on the outside of that groove and when it does, it neurologically shuts down the signal for those muscles to absorb force.
When this occurs, that force is sent to areas of the arm NOT meant to absorb force such as tendons, ligaments and skeletal structure causing pain, discomfort and long term damage to the elbow and shoulder region; necessitating the need for the dreaded Tommy John Surgery.
No amount of physical therapy, ice, rest, compression or elevation can change this. This is a neurological issue, NOT a physiological issue.
With our patented ARPwave technology and proprietary protocols we are able instantly diagnose the problem, treat the pain/injury and then eliminate the compensatory actions that caused this injury in the first place.
By treating the injury at its origin, we eliminate the physiological symptom and the chance for elbow and shoulder injury is all but eliminated.
How Does The Program Work?
Sessions 1-4: Search and Destroy
In your first four ARPwave sessions, we will conduct a simple muscle test to ensure your muscles are receiving the proper signals to function.
This has nothing to do with strength and everything to do with whether or not the muscles are receiving the proper signals to turn on fast enough to absorb force.
We find that 80% of all athletes and patients that we apply this 2 minute test to fail (including many NFL Players) and this failure is the root cause of their inability to avoid injury and play at their maximum level.
If the client fails, we use the ARPwave device and proprietary protocols to essentially turn those muscles back on so they can receive the proper signals, with the entire process taking no more than 3 minutes.
From there, we conduct what is called Search and Destroy. The ARPwave’s patented, high frequency wave forms pass through healthy tissue but will stop at scar tissue and inflammation. When it does, we able to identify the origin of the problem.
What’s that mean? It means that the signal from the brain for that muscle to turn on fast enough to absorb force is not getting through and thus that force is being transferred to areas not meant to absorb force. This is a neurological function and no amount of physical therapy, rest, ice or compression in the world will change that.
Physical therapy will treat where the problem ended (leaving what’s caused the pain untreated). However, we will go in and treat where it’s coming from.
In this very first session, we will neurologically put the biceps tendon back in the groove while beginning the process of breaking up that sodium potassium leakage/scar tissue. In this very first session, we typically see a drastic reduction in pain, and increas in your range of motion.
Typically at the end of 4 sessions you are pain free, have full range of motion and are now ready to eliminate the compensation (“bad habits”) patterns you developed by having this issue in the first place.
You cannot break a compensation pattern with physical therapy. It is a neurological function, which is why we’ve developed patented and proprietary exercises to eliminate these patterns from a neurological perspective.
Sessions 5-10: Neurological Retraining
Over the next 6 sessions of this 10 session treatment, you will be neurologically “rewired”, to move and throw correctly.
We are not teaching you how to throw. We are neurologically retraining you on how to move correctly so that this injury/symptom does not come back. We are eliminating the compensatory actions and ensuring that the muscles meant to absorb force allow you to play at your maximum potential and are firing on all cylinders.
At the end of 10 sessions, you are able to resume all baseball activity. Furthermore, we find in almost all cases that the player’s throwing velocity has been elevated and they can throw for much longer durations of time.
Sessions 11-20: Neurological Strength Training
The final 10 sessions are comprised of Neurological Strength Training on the ARPwave System. This can be done in conjunction with your baseball activity, as it neurologically strengthens those muscles that you haven’t been using for months (or even years) due to the scar tissue build up, etc.
This is an absolute important component of the Program to ensure long term results and the ability to throw to your maximum potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
“What happens if I have a partial tear in the labrum or ligament?”
The only way to heal a muscle tear is through blood flow and getting the force out of the injured area.
However, with traditional treatment they put you in a cast, recommend surgery, or do both, and keep your arm immobile for weeks at a time. This dramatically slows the healing process, due to lack of use and blood flow, which creates muscle atrophy.
On the ARPwave System, however, your muscles are contracting at 500x per second neurologically as opposed to 2x per second; flushing blood to the injured tissue, taking the force out of the tear and vastly accelerating the healing process.
What will heal a muscle tear faster? Immense blood flow to the area while strengthening the supporting muscles or leaving it in a cast or eliminating usage for a long duration of time?
We see this every single day and the results are always the same. At the end of 10 sessions utilizing our patented system of soft tissue rehab, the player is able to perform their activity at 100%, the tear has healed and the pain/discomfort is eliminated. Period.
“How do your patients see such quick results? Shouldn’t it take longer?”
When you’re injured or in pain, your muscles are in what is called “concentric” contraction; meaning they are shortened and in protection mode.
What happens is that, in your very first session, we are able to locate the muscle(s) that are not absorbing force and are staying in concentric contraction. Then, in 1/16th of a second, we change that signal and put them into eccentric contraction (lengthened). When this occurs, that force is transferred throughout the muscle and the pain reduced greatly.
Think of having a hamstring cramp in bed. What’s the first thing you do? You straighten it out and the pain is alleviated. That’s we do here with our technology and protocols, and the more we do it through the sessions the longer your muscle will stay in eccentric contraction, until it becomes neurologically permanent.
When it becomes permanent, the need for Tommy John surgery is eliminated. Physical therapy cannot do this, since they treat where the problem ended up and we are able to treat it at its neurological origin. Treat the origin and the symptom is eliminated.
“I already had Tommy John Surgery. How can this help?”
The fact that you had Tommy John Surgery does not mean the problem is eliminated. Yes, you have a new tendon but the origin of where the problem is coming from still has not been addressed.
Imagine you had a new Ferrari that has no shocks. How long can that last until the damage has reappeared?
Until the muscles meant to absorb this force are doing their job, all the surgeries, rehab and physical therapy in the world are useless.
If you’ve already had Tommy John Surgery, come to our clinic, go through the 20 session treatment and, once completed, you will have a Ferrari with shocks that will last a lifetime. Your new tendon will allow you to play to your maximum potential and all force will be absorbed correctly, giving you velocity and playing duration unlike anything you have ever experienced.
How Do I Set Up An Appointment?
There is only one way to know for sure if the ARPwave System will work for you,and that is to try our no-cost, no-obligation, RISK-FREE trial. We will do a full treatment and you’ll be able to see for yourself if the ARPwave therapy can help you. We treat some of the most elite athletes and chronic cases, so we know we can help you.
We are the only clinic to use the ARPwave System in San Antonio, Texas. Give our office a call and request an initial consultation and treatment with our ARPwave trainer.