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Posted on 11-14-2016
What is Rapid Release Therapy?
It’s a way to relieve pain and increase healing using a new twist on an old idea.
Vibration therapy has been around since the invention of the electric motor and has been widely used to successfully treat muscle soreness. Those early generation therapies were an oscillating surface, rapidly rubbing the surface of the skin like an orbital sander. This can increase blood flow superficially by friction and surface irritation.
The Rapid Release (RRT) however, uses a thrust that is perpendicular to the surface of the body, thus “pummeling” the tissues. This sets up a shockwave that penetrates deeper into the muscles, ligaments and tendons. This unique action along with its high-frequency will;
1) Resonate with scar tissue releasing painful intramuscular adhesions from both old injuries and new
2) Increase blood flow through the tissues, decreasing swelling, and increasing healing
3) Stimulate neural receptors in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, to increase healing and release painful spasms
4) Increase oxygen to the muscles thus helping the mitochondria produce more ATP which is source of energy for healthy cellular living.
RRT can be used for most musculotendinous problems such as tendinosis, plantar fasciitis, back pain, tennis elbow, as well as knee and shoulder pain.
All of these benefits and it feels good too! The application is comfortable and very relaxing with a feeling of “well-being” or “freer movement,” a common response after treatment.
Dr. Victor Korwitts, D.C.
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