Speaker: Joel Schoff
Joel Schoff: I suffer from achilles tendinosis. It is probably a seven or eight on a scale of 10 pain after playing basketball or running. And I would continually ice and tape and re tape and wear compression socks, etc, all of which got to be enough of a burden that I would give up playing basketball. I was introduced to the PRS about four years ago and it's been a game changer. I simply utilize it for about 20 minutes after playing. Sometimes I'll do it just as a workout in between days and do heel raises, etc. But it relieves all the inflammation and the pain in my achilles. And I couldn't be happier. I no longer have to tape and ice after playing. And I've really been able to continue my life without much limitation in terms of running activities and hiking and strenuous use of my lower body. So I hope that this is of benefit for you and I encourage you that if you suffer from chronic inflammation to see if this machine might help alleviate it in a pretty noninvasive way.
Describe any improvements in your symptoms since beginning ARPneuro therapy.
Joel Schoff: When I'm done playing basketball, but probably more importantly, even in between playing and running, my symptoms are not as severe as they were. I don't know how much of it is because the tissue was no longer quite as inflamed as it was when I didn't use the ARP wave when I just would ice and tape. But it's made it a lot easier for me to continue on with my activities. And I just simply put the machine on while I'm doing other things to kind of get a head start on, being ready to go and run and put my feet or achilles to a much higher burden. In the past, I would have to loosen up stretch tape and then ice. And this was far more efficient and just a whole lot less pain.
How has ARPneuro therapy been different than other treatment options?
Joel Schoff: I would tape and ice and use electronic stimulation. I went through extensive PT rehab, which involved doing all kinds of strengthening around the achilles. But nothing has been as effective as using the PRS, and probably equally important has been the expediency or efficiency in my time in getting relief. and then strengthening.