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NEW Logo and New Name for Neuro Performance Rehab

We are happy to announce a new logo and a new name for our company, as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. We opened the 1st ARPWave clinic in Dallas Texas in August 2012 under the name “Peak Performance and Rehab Clinics”, also known as “Dallas Peak Performance” (still the name of our LLC). 3 years later, in August 2015, we changed our name to NEURO PERFORMANCE REHAB.

We were the pioneers in the U.S. to concentrate our rehab solely on the use of the ARP Wave therapy, utilizing the revolutionary neurological soft tissue modalities, the ARPWave RX100 and the ARPWave POV to eliminate chronic pain, accelerate sports injury rehab times, avoid surgery, come back faster from post-surgery, prevent 95% of sports injuries and just as importantly vastly improve sports performance.

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Original Logo for Peak Performance and Rehab Clinics (Dallas Peak Performance LLC)

When we opened our first clinic, the use of the ARPWave technology was not as wide spread as it is today. Now, however, many doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists and surgeons use the ARPWave as part of their practice. The main difference between them and our clinics is that we ONLY use the ARPWave therapy, which makes us extremely skilled in the patented ARPWave System and proprietary protocols and one of the most sought after clinic from the world’s top pro and amateur athletes for rapid injury recovery.

In 2015 with the help of our sister company, Astra Group LLC, and a group of investors, we were able to grow from one clinic in Dallas to several clinics in the U.S, opening up inside some of the most prestigious performance centers around the country, with many more planned for the near future.

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Dallas Peak Performance in the news! Fox Sports did a piece about the Tommy John Surgery Epidemic among young baseball players, and they interview Mark McClure and Paula Wallem, on how Peak Performance and Rehab Clinics are helping pitchers avoid Tommy John Surgery.

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Baseball Community Stunned As College Pitching Staff Goes Injury Free in 2015

Astra Group CEO, Mark McClure, whose clinics have eliminated 50+ cases of Tommy John Surgery over the past 20 months using the ARP Wave System, announced today that the Lynn University pitching staff reported zero injuries during the 2015 season after implementing his patented ARP Wave Tommy John Surgery Elimination program.
PRLog – June 23, 2015MIAMIIn the summer of 2014, Mark McClure headed onto the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida to meet with their baseball team’s head coach, Rudy Garbalosa, about McClure’s Tommy John Surgery Elimination program. McClure’s clinic in Texas (Peak Performance and Rehab Clinics), had been making waves in the sports medical community for their consistent ability in eliminating the need for Ulnar Collateral Surgery (referred to as Tommy John Surgery), and Garbalosa was skeptical and intrigued at the same time. So he and his training staff invited McClure to the campus and provided a pitcher with chronic UCL pain as way for him to demonstrate the ARP Wave technologies effectiveness.

Seeing is believing for collegiate head baseball coach

“The pitcher had been having elbow pain throughout the season and was clearly inflamed. Rest, stim, nothing worked. Prior to the treatment with McClure he had a pain level of 7 when he did a throwing motion. At the end of the session, his pain level was zero. Nothing. He immediately went into the ARP Wave program and is now pain free, injury free and the elbow issue that he had for a year is gone. Completely. This is the real deal. If you’re a pitcher with elbow, shoulder and overall arm issues, you need to check this out first. We were so impressed by the results we bought the ARP Wave system and are using this on our entire pitching staff. This is a game changer for baseball,” Garbalosa stated.

Prior to the start of the 2015 season, every pitcher on the team underwent the Tommy John Surgery Elimination protocols, even if they were not having pain, as a powerful injury prevention tool.

“The ARP Wave is not only the most effective rehab tool in existence today, but there is no other tool that I can think of that can prevent injury the way the ARP Wave can. None. You see, we are an electrical mechanism being run by a nervous system, the nervous system and brain run everything that we do. Your muscles are shock absorbers. Take the shocks off your car, you ruin your car frame. Same with the human body. If your muscles cannot create and absorb force effectively, you get injured and ruin your frame. This is a neurological issue, not a physical one and needs to be treated that way. So using a pitcher as an example, when they throw, the brain sends a signal for the appropriate muscles to absorb and create force. If there is scar tissue, that creates a neurological disconnect so that signal cannot get through fast enough and thus this force is sent to areas of the body not meant to absorb force. Usually the UCL and labrum in the case of the pitcher. This vicious cycle continues until there is extreme inflammation and ultimately a tear. The pitcher gets surgery, than rehabs and returns and guess what? The problem is still there because the neurological origin still has not been addressed, and no amount of therapy, rest, ice, stim, laser, ultra sound, massage, etc., will ever, ever change that. Only the ARP Wave can,“ McClure added.

And the results at the end of the 51 game season? SHOCKING!

“Once we have cleaned up those neurological disconnects there is no longer undue force going to the UCL region. Force out, increased blood flow in equals rapid UCL healing and no need for surgery or lengthy rehab. Our pitchers are back in days as opposed to months and the results are permanent. In terms of injury prevention, what we did with the Lynn University pitching staff was scanned all the pitchers arms, located and cleaned up these neuro disconnects prior to the fall season so we could eliminate the chance of arm injuries,” McClure added. “This prevention measure was so effective that for the entire fall season and the entire 51 game spring season the Lynn University pitching staff had zero injuries and arm issues. Let me repeat that, the entire pitching staff went the full season without any pain or arm issues and ended the season as fresh as when they started. That’s the power of my Tommy John Surgery Elimination program.”

Two NCAA Division 1 coaches, both of whom asked not to be mentioned, responded to our emails asking for feedback on McClure’s Tommy John Surgery elimination program and the injury free season of the Lynn’s pitching staff;

“Stunning. Absolutely stunning and a push for us to give this technology strong consideration in bringing it in as part of our rehab program.”

“While our training staff is good, we have never had an injury free season. So we will certainly research this a lot further. It’s unprecedented.”

So is Tommy John surgery an “epidemic” that can be eliminated?

The American Sports Medicine Institute has stated that Tommy John Surgery has increased 20% each and every year from 2004-2013, and that number has continued to climb ever since. Baseball coaching professionals such as Jay Kokora (pitching expert and instructor from Boulder, CO) however, think that McClure’s therapy has merit and witnessed the results firsthand;

“A pitcher on one of the teams I oversee had been having UCL issues consistently to the point he couldn’t throw more than 30 pitches without excruciating pain. This had been going on for over 3 years, and he tried everything and nothing worked. So I reached out to Mark McClure and had the pitcher go into the “in home” Tommy John Surgery Elimination program to give it a shot. At the end of 3 days he was throwing up to 90 pitches pain free and stopped because of exhaustion not because of pain. By the 10th session he was throwing 100+ pitches pain free! The 3 year-old UCL issue has been eliminated and he is now back on the mound throwing at full velocity and he couldn’t be happier. This is going to change the landscape for baseball arm care.”

Is this going to change the landscape for how baseball arm injuries are treated?

So far the results McClure and his clinics are generating are beginning to build a very, very convincing case. And with a 95% success rate (as indicated in this powerful, 13 minute Tommy John rehab tutorial ) in eliminating the need for UCL surgery coupled with verifiable injury free seasons for collegiate pitching staffs, the odds are looking good that we may have found the answer to the Tommy John injury rehab question. Only time will tell.

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As Seen on the Boston Globe


Is This The End For TOMMY JOHN SURGERY? It Is In Texas, With More States To Follow

Dallas Peak Performance has eliminated 35 potential Tommy John Surgery cases to date, 3 in the last 21 days alone. Parents, coaches, docs and players alike are impressed at the proven results. Is this the beginning of the end for Tommy John Surgery?
Oct. 12, 2014DALLASDallas Peak Performance and Rehab has been making waves in the sports medical community ever since they began successfully treating Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) and torn labrum injuries and in the process not only saving players seasons, but in some cases their careers.  Most surprising to the players, coaches and parents, however, has been the rapid pace at which these results have occurred, allowing players to get back on the field in 12-14 days fully recovered and pain free, as opposed to 6-8+ months with other therapy programs, and still not fully healed. These incredible results and accelerated pace of recovery have opened many eyes, drawn praise from parents, coaches and players alike but have also initiated skepticism in others at first.  One such skeptic was Lynn University head baseball coach, Rudy Garbalosa, (2009 NCAA DII Champion, and All Time Winningest Baseball Coach in Lynn’s history). Upon hearing about the technology and Dallas Peak Performance’s (DPP) success, he invited DPP’s Managing Director Mark McClure to the team’s facilities to demo the protocols on one of their pitchers suffering from UCL issues.
“The pitcher had been having elbow pain throughout the season and was clearly inflamed. Rest, stim, nothing worked. Prior to the treatment he had a pain level of 7 when he did a throwing motion. At the end of the session, his pain was zero. Nothing. He immediately went into the program and is now pain free, injury free and the elbow issue that he had for a year is gone. Completely. This is the real deal. If you’re a pitcher with elbow, shoulder and overall arm issues, you need to check this out first. We were so impressed by the results we are using this on our entire pitching staff. This is a game changer for baseball”, Garbalosa stated.Like Garbalosa, Dr. Jason Bongi of Atlanta Spine and Sport was also a skeptic, having been a sports chiropractic physician for many pro athletes throughout North America as well as work with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres on a team level.“When I heard the results Dallas Peak Performance was getting for their baseball clientele, I mean literally taking pitchers slated to be out months or even a season due to UCL issues and torn labrums, and then getting them back in under 3 weeks stronger than they were before the injury, I was skeptical. Mark McClure came to Atlanta and demonstrated on a patient with severe elbow pain, a level 10 when he started. At the end of the treatment the patient was at a pain level of zero, and went into the program. That patient is now pain free and symptom free for the first time in 5 years.  The ARP Wave and Dallas Peak Performance’s Tommy John elimination program is one of kind. Stim, Ultrasound, Laser and the rest cannot hold a candle to this technology. And from a UCL pain elimination standpoint? Not even close”, Bongi ended.
The testimonials from the players are pretty strong also. Ty Sullivan, former collegiate pitcher and now a pitching instructor with The ARMory, one of Florida’s premiere pitching academies, made this statement in a recent video interview; “We did a baseline test on the radar gun and I got to 78 MPH with medial elbow pain I had been struggling with for 2 and half years now. Being a skeptic and scientist myself along with my father we did one session. And after that one session I was able to get up to 89MPH on the radar gun, with no pain and never dropped below 85MPH. That’s close a 12MPH increase in under 15 minutes,” Sullivan stated.  Sullivan went into the ARP Wave program and by 20 sessions was pain free, hitting 90MPH consistently and the UCL issue eliminated.


So is Tommy John surgery an “epidemic” that can be eliminated? The American Sports Medicine Institute has stated that Tommy John Surgery has increased 20% each and every year from 2004-2011, and that number has continued to climb ever since. So if Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab is the answer to this epidemic, why isn’t every team, player, parent and coach in America rushing to them? Dallas Peak Performance Managing Partner, Mark McClure, had this to say;“Ignorance and old school thinking is what is holding them back. Rest, ice, compression and elevation, or what is referred to as RICE in the sports medicine field does not work for UCL issues, labrum issues or any issue for that matter. Never has and never will. What people need to realize is where you feel pain or are injured is not where it is coming from, ever. Somewhere a muscle or muscles are not absorbing force like they were meant to do and this arises from a neurological disconnect. OK, so what’s that mean? It means that the signal being sent by the brain for that muscle to turn on fast enough to absorb force and create force is not getting through, and this is due to sodium potassium leakage and where there is sodium potassium leakage there is scar tissue and absolutely zero neurological communication. When this occurs that force is then sent to areas of the body not meant to absorb force, hence causing damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. Until the muscles meant to absorb this force are treated, all the Tommy John surgeries in the world will not fix the problem because that force will STILL be sent to the ulnar collateral ligament. Sure, they now have a new ligament and the surgeon did his job to perfection, but the shocks still are not working, the force is still going to the UCL and only a matter of time until the problem arises again. Strength training, rest, corrective exercises are useless until the origin of what is causing the problem is fixed. With the ARP Wave system and proprietary protocols developed by Denis Thompson and Jay Schroeder, we are able to pinpoint this neurological disconnect, treat it, turn the muscle back on so to speak so it is now absorbing and creating force, transfer the force away from the ligament to the muscle and in the process vastly accelerate healing. To the point our players are back in 21 days or less as opposed to 6+ months. Thus the reason for our success in eliminating the need for Tommy John Surgery in 95% of the cases that we see”, McClure stated.While Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab Clinics has become the “go to” facility for eliminating the need for Tommy John surgery, with players flying in from all over the country to be treated by head therapist and ARP Wave expert Paula Wallem, the clinic has seen their business explode by treating a lot of the players remotely as well.“Not everyone can fly in and be treated by us at our facility. Most are at college or it’s during the season and they can’t get away long enough for the 20 sessions needed, which is the case for our minor leaguers and Major Leaguers. So we simply ship out the ARP Wave device and treat them via Skype or FaceTime with our 30 Day ARP Wave “In Home” Program. This has worked extremely well. Not only do we treat them and neurologically strengthen them back to a level they probably haven’t been at in 5 plus years. But they also get to sleep with the ARP Wave system, reinforcing everything we do and continuing to supply blood flow to the UCL region and in our shoulder patients, the labrum region, accelerating the rehab process even further. It’s been amazing to see a player start the first session at a pain level of 7 to 10 with only 5 pitches or so, and by session 5 they are throwing at full velocity and by the 20th session they are pain free, symptom free and in most cases throwing harder than they ever have,” Paula Wallem stated.So what has been the long term success with Dallas Peak Performance’s “Tommy John Surgery Elimination” program? FOX 4 DALLAS NEWS sports reporter, Edward Egros, did a story recently on Tommy John Surgery and Dallas Peak Performance’s success in eliminating it, and caught up with former Denton Ryan, Texas pitcher Sam Watson for an interview..Watson was scheduled for Tommy John surgery in 2012 but came to Dallas Peak Performance beforehand to see if he could avoid it all together.“Prior to the first session, she (Paula Wallem) made me do some exercises that really hurt so we could see a “before and after”. At the end of this initial session there was no pain whatsoever. After 10 sessions I was pain free. She saved my career for sure!”Watson went into the full 20 session program almost 2 years ago, got back a clean MRI and is still pain free, throwing maximum velocity and is as strong if not stronger than before the injury. Watson is now pitching for Western OK State.Could this be the end of Tommy John surgery, as Dallas Peak Performance and ARP Wave pave the way for a new, proven way to eliminate UCL pain and injury?

“Not the end per se, but certainly a huge reduction. Look, sometimes surgery is absolutely warranted, especially if the ligament is cut in half or off the bone. No amount of what we do or what anyone else does will fix that. Plain and simple. However, if it’s a partial tear or extreme inflammation we can reverse that symptom at an accelerated pace and when we are done, the result is permanent. Period,” McClure ended.

Due to the rapid rise of DPP’s Tommy John Surgery elimination program in Texas, they have decided to expand into Florida at the end of November, opening clinics in Boca Raton and Miami respectively, with California to follow. They intend on establishing 50 or more clinics in the next 24 months then expand nationally from there.

So, is Tommy John surgery on the endangered species list? Only time will tell. With a track record of over 600 NFL Players and more than 2,000 of the world’s most elite professional athletes trusting their multi-million careers to this patented system of rehab, it’s a very, very strong possibility.  For more information on Dallas Peak Performance & Rehab’s “Tommy John Surgery Elimination” program, you can call them at 469-513-4200

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Dallas Clinic That Eliminates Tommy John Surgery, Now Tackling Tennis Elbow

Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab has been all over the news lately for their success in eliminating the need for “Tommy John Surgery” in 95% of the cases they have seen. They are now becoming the “go to” clinic for eliminating Tennis Elbow


DALLAS — Sep. 24, 2014 — PRZen — Over the past 6 months Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab has been in the news a lot for the track record they have been building in eliminating the need for Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament surgery).  To date, DPP head therapist Paula Wallem has eliminated an astounding 30+ cases of Tommy John surgery and this number is growing every day as collegiate and pro baseball players seek out the clinic as their last hope in eliminating the pain and symptom.  (Here was a recent Fox 4 Dallas news story about their success )  Furthermore, they have seen their business skyrocket for post Tommy John surgery cases, as they have been able to accelerate the timetable for recovery by more than 80%, getting most players back in 2-4 months  post-surgery, rather than 8-10 months.How is this possible? By the utilization of the patented and proprietary ARP Wave System. A neurological soft tissue rehab program that treats the origin of the injury and in doing so, accelerates the healing process 60-80% faster than outdated traditional therapy and modalities, all while simultaneously eliminating the compensation patterns that helped cause this in the first place. Once the 20 session therapy program is done, the athlete is not only pain free and symptom free, they are usually stronger then before injury due to the fact that the scar tissue that caused this issue has been eliminated and the supporting muscles are now neurologically firing properly, absorbing and creating force.  They have now taken this patented and proprietary therapy and developed a treatment program for “tennis elbow’, one they claim will eliminate the pain and symptom permanently.

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As seen on Chicago Sports Tribune (extracted)

Several Bears taking charge for therapy

Theory is negative charges in damaged cells can be helped with electrical stimulation

December 14, 2013|By Dan Wiederer, Tribune reporter.

The tightness in Brandon Marshall’s right quadriceps had been around for a week, first surfacing during the Bears‘ loss to the Rams in St. Louis. A week later, as kickoff approached Dec. 1 in Minneapolis, Marshall’s discomfort lingered, convincing him he wouldn’t have his top-end speed against the Vikings.

So shortly before that game, the Pro Bowl wide receiver encouraged coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Josh McCown to tailor their plans.

“I don’t think I can really open up,” Marshall said. “All the deep stuff, we have to give that to Alshon.”

Stepping aside, Marshall watched Alshon Jeffery take a blowtorch to the Vikings defense during a 23-20 loss, racking up a Bears-record 249 receiving yards with two deep touchdowns.

A few days later, seeking to expedite his recovery, Marshall stood in a small examination room at Synergy Diagnostic and Therapy Center in Libertyville, willingly subjecting himself to intense discomfort, courtesy of an Accelerated Recovery Performance (ARP) machine.

With the ARP’s electrical stimulation pads attached to the front of each leg, Marshall cued Synergy Director of Training John McNulty to increase the electrical current pulsing into his body.

Marshall then did a series of calf raises, five at a time, his shins instantly feeling as if hundreds of miniature butcher knives were attacking them with machine-gun rapidity.

He grimaced, bent forward and pounded the cart in front of him with his right fist.

This is what it feels like to heal?

“There’s an intensity to this, as you can tell,” McNulty said. “But it has a purpose.”

That purpose, according to McNulty, is in part to diagnose and treat injuries as electrical failures rather than physical or mechanical breakdowns. The theory holds that negative charges in damaged cells can be reduced or even reversed with the electrical stimulation an ARP machine can provide.

Not long after Marshall’s quadriceps issue popped up, he began experiencing hamstring tightness in the same leg. Through a diagnosis with the ARP RX100, Marshall discovered “hot spots” — the potential roots of his problems — near each shin.

For McNulty, that detection was proof Marshall’s body was compensating, forcing his quad and hamstring to absorb undue force.

So with three ARP treatment sessions under McNulty’s supervision — a standard session lasts 14 minutes — Marshall attacked those problem areas, convinced the toaster-sized ARP machine again would work its restorative powers with brief, intense signals through his body via countless uncomfortable, rapid-fire jolts.

“For me, the healing is what I believe in,” Marshall said. “It has proven itself. That’s what I go off, my own experiences. I’ve used it for everything, from preventive to recovery to treatment and strengthening. Once you feel what this thing does for your body, you believe.”

Testimonials like Marshall’s have made the ARP a popular topic among pro athletes who understand the importance of availability and longevity to their careers. Still, it’s difficult to know just how much to make of ARP’s effectiveness because empirical evidence of its success still is minimal.

While the Food and Drug Administration has approved it as a device that promotes muscle re-education, relaxation of muscle spasms and increased range of motion and blood circulation, the medical community remains uncertain.

With so little scientific research available, firsthand testimonials of those who swear by ARP’s therapeutic capabilities are better known in NFL locker rooms, including the one at Halas Hall.

In addition to Marshall, Bears fullback Tony Fiammetta is one of ARP’s most loyal devotees. Running back Matt Forte and long snapper Patrick Mannelly also are on board. And returning starting quarterback Jay Cutler has acknowledged his relationship with Synergy and ARP therapy over the last two months as he has battled through a torn muscle in his left groin and a high-ankle sprain on the same side.

The latter injury kept the quarterback out for four games, with the stability, strength and mobility of his ankle slow to return. But Cutler’s torn groin only cost him one start in part, he has said publicly, because he included intense ARP therapy sessions as part of his recovery regimen.

The quarterback’s rapid return from the groin tear not only came as little surprise to Marshall, it’s something the receiver repeatedly predicted publicly because of his belief in ARP.

“That was all of it,” Marshall said. “It was only because of this machine. Because of my experience with it. I wasn’t just trying to be crazy.”

Diagnostic tool

Denis Thompson went into business with his ARP machine in the late 1990s. An exercise physiologist based near Minneapolis, Thompson had studied the physical nature of injuries but said he had grown disenchanted with traditional treatments.

Fascinated with the neurological variables that contribute to injuries and recovery, Thompson set out to develop a technology that enhanced the connection between muscles and the nervous system.

Thompson asserts his ARP machine has tremendous value as a diagnostic tool, able to detect cellular disruption — those so-called hot spots — often found in areas away from where a patient is experiencing discomfort. He says an ARP electrical wave can disperse a negative charge in a cell while also increasing blood flow to accelerate healing.

“Whereas we always had been conditioned to focus in on where a problem ended up, I wanted to zero in on the why. Why did it happen in the first place?”

When exercises are performed with ARP’s wave turned on, Thompson said, the nervous system can be adjusted and re-educated to fire muscles without pain.

At present, the only independent study of ARP’s success was conducted at the University of Hawaii medical school. Testing 25 patients recovering from ACL reconstruction, the orthopedic residency program found greater quadriceps strength in those using ARP helping to stabilize their recovering knees.

Renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, also a Redskins team doctor, admits he doesn’t have comprehensive knowledge of the ARP or experience with its therapeutic benefits. But Andrews said he wouldn’t discourage athletes from using ARP if they believed it could boost their recovery.

“I know players are asking for it,” Andrews said. “To me, if there’s something like this out there that appears to help them, it’s probably going to continue to take a foothold. … The main thing is to make sure it doesn’t do any harm. Which it doesn’t.”

Seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney is one of the NFL’s highest-profile advocates of the ARP. Freeney, who has been working with Thompson for years, experienced his most publicized recovery in early 2010. After suffering a Grade 3 ankle sprain in the Colts’ AFC championship game victory that January, Freeney was considered a long shot to play in the Super Bowl.

But the Colts standout incorporated high-intensity ARP therapy into his recovery, even sleeping with the machine on to increase blood flow into his ankle.

Fourteen days after suffering the injury, Freeney started in Super Bowl XLIV, recording a second-quarter sack of Drew Brees.

“Those doctors couldn’t believe what they saw,” Thompson asserted.

Former Colts general manager Bill Polian, however, points out that Freeney’s therapy entailed much more than his ARP treatments. Polian also recognizes that while Freeney admirably battled through his pain to play in the Super Bowl, he ultimately wasn’t able to produce much after halftime.

“What role the ARP played in all that, other than he believed passionately in the therapy, I can’t say,” Polian said. “It’s impossible to isolate the ARP’s contribution because of everything else that was involved in Dwight’s treatment.”

Polian said the ARP machine had been around the Colts locker room for close to two years. But, at that point, it was used by “no more than a handful of players.” Admittedly skeptical of the machine, Polian asked team doctors and strength coaches about it and found “a mixed bag” of reviews.

“Some of them thought there might be something to it,” Polian said. “Others thought it was just a gadget. Nobody was jumping up and down about a miracle cure. … Anecdotal evidence isn’t anything I’ve ever relied on. And there just wasn’t any science that they could point to that could tell them that this was an amazing breakthrough or even significantly beneficial.

“That’s not to say it isn’t. There just wasn’t anything there that they could point to.”

Miracle recovery

Marshall was introduced to the ARP early in his career by his agent, then became a firm believer in 2010 when he suffered a painful hamstring pull while playing for the Dolphins.

Marshall vividly remembers the move — a cyclone spin past Bears linebacker Lance Briggs after an 18-yard catch over the middle. He also remembers the pain, instant and severe, causing the 230-pound receiver to crumple before being hit.

Most vivid, though, is Marshall’s memory of blowing through the recovery timetable, a breakthrough for which he credits ARP. Told he would likely miss four to six games, Marshall missed only two. Marshall swears it would have been only one game if Dolphins coach Tony Sparano had not held him out as a game-time decision in the second.

“That,” Marshall said, “is when I became a true advocate.”

Marshall hasn’t missed a game since and his most recent experience with the ARP hasn’t diminished his optimism. On Monday night against the Cowboys, with his right leg feeling better after last week’s work with McNulty, he led the Bears in receiving with six catches and 100 yards in the Bears’ 45-28 blowout.

McNulty declined to discuss specifics of Cutler’s recent treatments but did reveal that according to ARP mapping, the quarterback’s groin tear “more than likely” occurred through a ripple effect stemming from multiple other issues in Cutler’s leg that showed up as hot spots.

“If you have an area of your lower body that is not turning on fast enough to absorb force,” McNulty said, “then every single time you step or you run or you jump, that force is going to be directed somewhere. And when it is directed somewhere that is fatigued or can’t handle it, that’s when the injury occurs.”

Because of the pins-and-needles sensations the ARP wave produces — most intense in areas with damaged cells — Thompson has heard his therapy described as a 21st century brand of acupuncture. He believes there may be parallels in the way acupuncture seems to regulate a body’s energy flow and the manner in which the ARP current harmonizes with the body’s electricity. But …

“I’ve had acupuncturists tell me that what they do is a whisper of wind and what I do is a hurricane,” Thompson said.

Thompson has had the ARP on the market for 15 years and says he has sold and licensed equipment to more than 1,400 athletes in the four major sports leagues. At present, Thompson estimates 150 current NFL players are licensed with ARP machines. The sticker price to own one begins at $15,000.

“The reason they’re with us,” Thompson said, “is because we make them feel better.”

Added Mannelly: “As an athlete, your body is your business. So for me and I think for a lot of guys you have to view it as a sensible long-term investment”

True believers

Within the Bears’ locker room, word of mouth seems to be spreading, an informal infomercial always available.

Forte, for example, borrowed cornerback Charles Tillman’s ARP machine last year to treat the ankle sprain he suffered early in the season. Surprisingly, Forte found hot spots in his upper leg and near his calf. Using the ARP, Forte said, his mobility quickly heightened.

“A day or two into it, I put the ARP on it and I was actually doing single-leg hops,” he said. “Back and forth. If I hadn’t used it, there’s no way I could do that.”

Mannelly, the longest-serving Bear in team history, most recently used the ARP while rehabilitating a calf strain that caused him to miss two games in November. The 16-year veteran also used the ARP extensively during his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament two seasons ago and has relied on it for years to treat nagging “knots and stingers” in his neck.

“All I can do is speak for myself,” Mannelly said. “And it always has worked for me. There have been numerous times where my neck would be all jacked up after a game. With the ARP, by Wednesday I’d be fine. And I know that if I didn’t have the ARP, I’d be struggling until Saturday or Sunday to get it all loosened up again.”

Fiammetta, now in his fourth NFL season with his third team, became familiar with the ARP as a Panthers rookie in 2009 after seeing Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason using it for a knee injury. Fiammetta signed on, invested in his own machine and became a believer.

He says he uses ARP frequently to detect problem areas and to treat contusions. He has deployed it on more significant injuries as well, including an MCL sprain in 2010 that he was able to play through.

“From my experiences,” he said, “I’ve always gotten back on the field a lot faster from injuries than I’ve been told by trainers.”

So where does this leave a player like Anthony Walters, a third-year safety and core special teams contributor who missed October games against the Giants and Redskins with a hamstring injury, then was scratched from the Vikings contest with a groin problem?

Walters is familiar with the ARP and its claims. He acknowledges his curiosity.

“I missed three games this year,” he said. “So whatever I can try to do to get back on the field as soon as possible, I’ll look into it.”

Walters recently trekked the five miles from Halas Hall to Synergy for a consultation with McNulty.

Walters’ hot spots, the ARP mapping showed, were in his shins, which McNulty believes created the problems in the safety’s hamstring and groin.

Walters had shin splints during high school, an issue McNulty theorizes may have never fully dissipated even though Walters’ pain had.

But even with ARP’s diagnosis, Walters still sits on the fence. Does he believe the ARP could aid his health, even with some common side effects?

“The soreness that I’ve heard can occur just wasn’t something I wanted to do during the season,” Walters said. “With so few games left, I need to be back as soon as possible and I didn’t want to deal with the risk of adding extra soreness. But I do plan to look more into it and work with it more in the offseason when I have more time.”

So Walters isn’t ready to fully commit.

“I’ve heard the guys who swear by it,” Walters said. “Players are always trying to get an edge. So if you think it’s working for you, you’re going to use it religiously.”

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The man (and machine) behind Cutler’s recovery

Pain thresholds

No one questions Cutler’s toughness anymore. Bouncing back up from a hit by Ndamukong Suh is one thing. Surviving a session on the ARP is another. It provides an entirely different physical challenge. The machine seeks to find the cause of the injury and treat the symptoms.

When the unit is turned on, a person feels a tickling sensation, which quickly graduates to a feeling of pins and needles. Once the discomfort level reaches a “10” on a scale of 1-10, McNulty has hit a “hot spot” and cranks the machine even more. The more tolerant of the discomfort, the quicker the person starts healing.

“It’s such an intense and rigorous charge into the area,” said Dan Steinman, a Chicagoan receiving treatment for a rotator cuff injury, as he winced while hooked up to the ARP Friday. “It’s part painful and part rigorous working of your body.”

Expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks after injuring his groin against Washington on Oct. 20, Cutler started Sunday against Detroit at Soldier Field.

He didn’t leave the game until late in the fourth quarter with what the Bears called an ankle injury, which will keep him out of Sunday’s game against Baltimore.

“He’s a hard worker,” said McNulty, who’s been working with Bears players since 2005.

“He pushed. He did everything exactly to protocol. Give him kudos because he worked hard.”

The ARP, which stands for Accelerated Recovery Performance and is the size of a toaster, uses electrical currents as well as a “patented bio electrical current.”

After working closely with Cutler, McNulty wasn’t surprised that the QB returned to the field in just three weeks.

“The more applied use of the unit, even faster results can be obtained,” McNulty said.

“That’s what people don’t grasp, because everyone looks at it from a traditional standpoint. Some people will say, ‘I’ve had groin injuries and this and that, and it’s taken 4-6-plus weeks (to recover).’

“What the (ARPwave) technology allows us to do is simply provide the body’s natural mechanism of healing on the electrical side, and the chemical reaction will occur. It always begins electrically.”

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As seen on Chicago Sun Times (extracted)

Jay Cutler’s hard work led to surprisingly quick recovery

Eighteen days after tearing a left groin muscle that was supposed to keep him out at least twice as long, quarterback Jay Cutler was cleared by Bears doctors and took every snap in practice. (…)

Trestman said he’d never seen such a fast recovery from an injury, which Cutler called the most painful of his career. (…)

“The doctors had told us that the injury was what it was — it was a legitimate four-week injury,” Trestman said. “And Jay took it upon himself, like I said, literally, 24-7, doing everything he could to rehab.”

“Jay Cutler does not view his quick return as a gamble. He credited the use of an Athletic Rehabilitation and Performance machine (ARP), a device that helps heal soft tissue, with his rapid recovery.

Cutler was connected to the ARPwave, a high-intensity stimulus machine with two electrical pads.

The pads found a negative charge in his groin, in which scar tissue attaches to the muscle, making it unable to elongate and contract fully and less able to absorb shock.

The electrical current identified the cause of Cutler’s injury; the tear itself was merely a symptom. The cause was in the adductor longus, a hip adductor muscle in the inner thigh, Synergy CEO John McNulty said.

“When we find the cause of the issue,” said McNulty, who wasn’t surprised by the quick recovery, “the muscle gets back to working the way it’s supposed to be working.”

Cutler used the ARPwave machine to stimulate the muscle, increasing blood flow and strength, with range-of-motion exercises. He took the machine home, doing 14-minute treatments every six hours or so.

“As soon as I got hurt, I felt like I would be back quicker than they thought,” said Cutler, who said it took five or six days for the pain to subside after the injury.

Cutler — who said he didn’t worry about his expiring contract — knew during the bye week that he had a chance to play Sunday.

Early this week, he sensed he would. The machine “got me back,” Cutler said.

Teammates joked about his fast recovery. Forte said he had “superhuman healing powers,” and tight end Martellus Bennett compared him to comic-book hero Wolverine.

“I felt,” Bennett said, “like he never left practice.”


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As seen on CBS Chicago (Extracted)

Hoge: How Jay Cutler Got Back So Quickly

November 7, 2013 3:44 PM; by Adam Hoge

“If I wasn’t here, I was with Josh getting chiropractic work and if I wasn’t with Josh I was on the ARP. I put some time in to get back and get to this point,” Cutler said.

ARP stands for Accelerated Recovery Performance, which is a machine that breaks down scar tissue to allow increased blood flow to the injured area, thus accelerating healing time. The ARP machine is becoming more popular among NFL players, including Bears running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman, who have used it in the past.

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As seen on Star Tribune

Former UMD star Fontaine eager for shot with Wild

WINNIPEG – Even Wild coach Mike Yeo says he doesn’t know how much more Justin Fontaine can prove in the minors.

Fontaine, who won an NCAA title on the Xcel Energy Center ice with Minnesota Duluth in 2011, signed a free-agent contract with the Wild after that senior season.

In two years in Houston of the AHL, Fontaine finished second and first in scoring. On Nov. 6, he will turn 26 — not exactly a young pup by prospect standards.


Each offseason, Fontaine returns home for six weeks before returning to Apple Valley, where he works out using the ARP Wave (Accelerated Recovery Performance). Former NHL defenseman Bret Hedican and former Wild center Matt Cullen swear by it.

“It prepares your muscles for the wear and tear, and helps strengthen and stretch them so you feel a lot looser on the ice,” Fontaine said. 

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Paula Wallem of Dallas Peak Performance Helps Pitchers Avoid Tommy John Surgery

Paula Wallem of Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab of Addison Texas has successfully launched an alternative to Tommy John surgery, saving clients tens of thousands of dollars and extending careers

May 8, 2013 – DALLAS — Addison, Texas based Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab has recently launched an alternative to Tommy John surgery and the results have been nothing short of amazing. While the clinic focuses on pain elimination and rehab for soft tissue related injuries, a big part of their business has grown to become elite high school and collegiate athletes looking for safe rehab alternatives  to replace surgery and harmful drugs, and one of the surgeries they are helping players avoid is Tommy John.

“Sadly, we see a lot of players who are told they need surgery, extensive rehab or drugs, when the fact remains those are simply quick fix solutions to what is really a long term neurological issue.  Everyone treats where the pain is ending, when the real problem is where it is coming from. At Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab, we fully understand that where you feel pain is not where it is coming from. It is a neurological disconnect somewhere not allowing a muscle to absorb the force it should, and in doing so this force is sent to areas of the body not meant to absorb this force, causing muscle tears and injuries and a vicious cycle of rehab, drugs and surgery. Tommy John surgery is one of those “solutions” that in 95% of the cases is unnecessary,” Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab head therapist, Paula Wallem stated. Dallas Peak Performance and Rehab utilizes the ARP Wave System, a highly advanced electrical stim device that is FDA Approved, patented and proprietary. The System is able to uncover the neurological origin of pain and injury and once uncovered, repair and rehab the symptom in 1/10th the time as normal treatment. The System has been around more than 12 years and has a clientele that boasts more than 500 NFL Players, 250+ NBA Players, 100+ MLB Players, 300+ NHL Players, almost the entire European Soccer League and hundreds more elite pro athletes too numerous to mention here.“The ARP Wave System has gotten amazing results for our clients, many of whom were headed for unnecessary surgery, but what has really excited us is our recent success with Tommy John surgery candidates who came to us as a last resort. We were able to locate the neurological origin of their symptom and from there, with our proprietary protocols developed by the ARP Wave founders, successfully treat the patients and eliminate the need for surgery.  Just as importantly, these pitchers are now stronger and the force that was causing this pain has been completely eradicated.  Without question this is a game changer for those looking for a Tommy John surgery alternative”, stated Mark McClure, managing partner for the clinic.

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“The Dwight Freeney Workout: An Inside Look” By: Adam Bornstein

Time for the Gym

“(…) Dwight wanted to show me a little device he uses called the ARP Wave. It sends electrical currents through your muscles. We used it while performing exercises. Just imagine having your muscle contract as hard as possible, and then being forced to do exercises. As I would soon find out, this was not so much fun.

Inside the NFL Lab

We’re strapped up to the machine and ready to go. Before we began, Capretta tells me, “Have you ever seen theGreen Mile and the electric chair scene? That’s what this is like.” (Fear level: 7.5)

Partner Training

Squats as the currents are running through my quads. I won’t even tell you how hard it was to walk with the machine on.

Freeney: NFL Star or Mad Scientist?

Triple threat: Squats plus the ARP Wave and manual resistance provided by Capretta. Bring it!

Meet the Forgotten Muscle: Your Hamstrings

Dwight decides I’m not feeling the ARP enough. Time to crank up the amplitude of the current

Thanks, Freeney

We’re preparing for hamstring exercises. Dwight told me I have very athletic legs. Honestly. To be exact, he told me, “I can tell you’re an athlete.” Who am I to argue with Mr. Freeney? And if you have a problem with it, I’m guessing you can take it up with him. ”

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As seen on USA TODAY

Workout ‘Bio-electrical current’ device is popular, By Gary Mihoces, for USA TODAY

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, sidelined for three NFL games in October by a hamstring injury, says his prevention strategy includes a plug-in device.

Every morning, I use my ARP machine to loosen my legs up,” says Fitzgerald.

The Accelerated Recovery Performance trainer, made by a Minnesota company of the same name, is a box-like unit with dials and a timer. Wires are attached to pads placed on the body to deliver what the company says is a “unique bio-electrical current” designed to “reduce injuries and keep athletes fresh.”

It helps loosen my hamstrings, my groin, my back, my quadriceps,” Fitzgerald says. “I wasn’t using it as much as I should have early in the season, but it’s helped me out a lot.”

Inventor Denis Thompson, an exercise physiologist, says the ARP trainer converts alternating current (AC) from the wall to direct current (DC) in an electrical waveform “harmonious” with the human body.

He says it differs from other electrical stimulation therapy in that it relaxes and elongates muscles — instead of shortening them.”

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