Everton Football Club
Using pioneer new injury treatment
THE ALPHA STIM® IS A CLINICALLY PROVEN CRANIAL ELECTROTHERAPY STIMULATION DEVICE FOR SPORTS PAIN AND INJURY RECOVERY THAT REDUCES PAIN AND SPEEDS UP RECOVERY BY UP TO HALF THE TIME. IT HAS BEEN USED BY THE DALLAS COWBOYS IN AMERICA WITH GREAT SUCCESS AND IS NOW BEING USED ON A REGULAR BASIS AT EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB...
Everton Physiotherapist, Joe Hinnigan comments, "We use the Alpha Stim unit for a range of soft tissue, bone and nerve injuries and have had good success. It is a safe, efficient and clinically effective tool that we now use on a regular basis here at Everton Football Club".
Designed by eminent neuroscientist, Dr Daniel Kirsch, the Alpha-Stim (AS) works by provoking a reaction in both the electrical and chemical synapses in the body, to kick-start the healing process, initiated by sending out a variety of electrical frequencies that the body is familiar with. This portable form of treatment is delivered via electrode pads and ear clips. Nothing is felt during the treatment because it is delivered in a form that the body recognises and absorbs.
The quality of signals sent from an AS compared to those emitted from other electrical current devises, can be compared to the difference and quality of signal received by a digital radio, as compared to an analogue one. TENS machine frequencies are felt because they use a form of electrical energy that the body isn’t used to. However, the AS signal is refined and filtered, so it provides a very clear message for the body to respond to. This specific form of current possesses elements that are totally unique to AS and because of this, 90% of people who have tried it see significant results when using the device.
The Alpha-Stim uses a specific wave form with a 10 second pulse width. During 10 seconds of exposure to the AS, a microcurrent passes through the body, containing a wide range of frequencies which can be thought of as playing all the keys on the piano at once. So the more frequencies that are put into the body is exposed to, the more likely it is going to find a frequency that the body responds to.
It works by activating the cell’s receptors. A receptor is a protein molecule, embedded in either the plasma (the liquid that carries the food and chemicals for our bodies’ health) membrane or the cytoplasm (the substance that fills the cell) of a cell, to which one or more specific kinds of signalling molecules may attach. This usually results in a positive reaction from the body, with an increase in cell energy and sodium/potassium levels. It enhances the communication between the cells, so that when the body has been traumatised during an injury, for example, more blood and oxygen are sent to the area of trauma.
The Alpha-Stim doesn’t just block out the pain, it promotes healing, which is why it has more clinical studies to back up its efficacy than any other similar product.
Daily CES treatment with the Alpha-Stim is available from £37.50 a month. For more information please visit www.alpha-stim.co.uk or call 01487 208041.