Get Back in the Game Faster with ARP!

As an athlete, you frequently push your body harder and stronger than most people ever do. As a result, you are more susceptible to injuries related to overtraining and stress. In fact, one study published in Sports Health reveals that muscle lesions account for up to 55% of all athletic injuries. Your body’s ability to bounce back from these types of injuries quickly and efficiently is of paramount importance if you expect to continue playing the sport you love.

While some athletes turn to surgery to help repair damaged muscular and skeletal tissue, others turn to alternative treatments that are less invasive and have promising outcomes. Many hard-working athletes find they can return to the field faster with Accelerated Recovery Performance (ARP) technology. This patented and proven therapy is FDA-approved and uses neuromuscular electrical-stimulation therapy to speed up the body’s natural ability to heal itself and prevent future muscle-related injuries.

Injury Prevention and Performance Improvement

According to the Chicago Tribune, approximately 75 NHL players, including T.J. Oshie, currently use the ARP machine to keep their bodies in optimal shape. The revolutionary ARP machine can frequently be seen in NHL locker rooms or hooked up to athletes before and after a big game. Some players use the machine to warm up their muscles while others use it to facilitate post-game muscle recovery or speed up healing after an injury so they can get back in the game faster.

How It Works

The ARP device targets injury at its source, then utilizes electrical impulses to eliminate inflammation and accelerate soft tissue recovery. It sends an electrical signal to the brain to lengthen certain muscles, which increases blood flow and flexibility and breaks down scar tissue in the affected area. In some cases, therapy with this highly effective technology can eliminate the need for surgery. Treatment with the machine is indicated for a variety of muscle injuries and provides the following benefits:

  • Improvement of local blood circulation

  • Increasing and maintaining range of motion

  • Relaxation of muscle spasms

  • Prevention and impedance of disuse atrophy

  • Muscle re-education

The technology can also be used for post-surgical rehabilitation specifically in the elbow, hip, knee, wrist, shoulder, foot, ankle, lumbar and cervical spine. Although it is a passive form of therapy, it delivers active results time after time.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you’ve recently experienced a sports-related injury, or if you would like to prevent such an injury from occurring by ensuring that your muscles have adequate blood flow and flexibility prior to a game, ARP may be a great fit for your needs. We’d love to tell you more about it and let you try it out for yourself.

Call Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy to schedule your consultation and find out more about this minimally-invasive solution that could allow you to get back in the game faster than ever before.