I've been reading about this new treatment of injury called ARPWave. It's a recovery program that is claiming it can "fix" athletes in a third of the time it takes using typical physical therapy. Part of fixing these athletes makes use of a machine that sends electrical currents into the muscles.
ARPwave stands for Accelerated Recovery Performance. The program claims to get to the root of an injury, help cure that injury 30 percent faster than any physical therapy, and get people back into the shape they once were.
About the size of a VCR, the ARP machine has various cords and switches protruding from it. The cords, which have round patches at the ends, are placed strategically on certain “hot spots.” They will send electric shockwaves that cause at athlete's muscles to pulsate. It simulates a workout the athlete might get in a normal workout, just without putting the strain on the body inself.
The goal of the ARPwave program is to allow athletes to recover from injury, and at the same time, get back to their old “in-shape” self. The program does that by putting the muscle under the same stress athletes face doing a normal workout. But because they can’t work out due to their injury,the ARP machine does it for them, putting the muscles in high-risk situations, so the body can respond to the stress. Another goal is to make sure an athlete doesn’t lose muscle while recovering from an injury. Once injured, it’s a constant uphill battle for top athletes to get back to the top of their game.
The folks at ARPwave might just provide the answer to these concerns. And it’s not just the concerns of top athletes. Alhough the NFL, NHL and MLB have incorporated ARPwave, the program is designed to heal anyone with an injury.
But will it help my golf slice.....