In a recent New York Daily News article, the author sited an August 25, 2014 study from the British Journal of Medicine which determined that 55% of all athletes who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery never return to competitive level sports.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 200,000 ACL knee injuries happen each year in the United States and half of those are surgically repaired.
With the rising number of younger athletes injuring their ACL’s at alarming rates, the majority are having their competitive sports dreams dashed before many of them even reach college.
There’s good news!
According to a medical study conducted by the University of Hawaii’s, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 25 patients with ACL injuries where studied to determine the effectiveness of the ARPwave Therapy.
This therapy has been around for over a decade but was mainly reserved for professional athletes.
According to the study, 14 of these patients used the ARPwave therapy post ACL surgery while the others used traditional (PT) Physical Therapy. Every ARPwave patient recovered faster from surgery than the other patients.
At Neuro Sports Performance and Rehab, we are excited to announce that we are the only ARPwave Clinic in the Greater San Antonio area . We offer the full range of ARPwave therapies and protocols to not only help athletes recover better and faster than with traditional physical therapies but also, in most cases, we are able to prevent the ACL surgery altogether!