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Getting Concussion-Plagued Athletes Back in the Game-Quickly

New Treatment Shows Staggering Decrease in Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) Symptoms

 
 
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PRLog - Nov. 25, 2011 - GUELPH, ONTARIO-- With it taking the NHL's Sidney Crosby 10 months to return to the ice after back-to-back concussion-inducing hits to the head in the 2010-11 season, the need for a speedy, effective treatment for concussions is becoming an increasing concern.

A treatment at MMTR Health Inc. is seeing increasing success in dealing with post-concussion symptoms. The MyoWorx® treatment, with an average of 6.6 treatments in just over four weeks, has resulted in a 96.6 per cent recovery with no recurrence of symptoms unless another concussion has been incurred.

MyoWorx® is a different form of electrotherapy developed by MMTR Health Inc. President and CEO Terry Moore. The patent-pending MyoWorx® machine relaxes muscles without fatiguing them, allowing Moore and his staff to rebuild strength and endurance in the muscles.

Impact on Post-Concussion Symptoms

"Based on our clinical research over the years using the MyoWorx® machine with PCS patients we have been able to delineate which muscles are causing which symptoms," says Moore. "This allows us to individualize each patient's treatment and focus on what specifically is causing their symptoms."

While post-concussion patients aren't immediately out for 5 km runs, says MMTR Health Inc. Clinical Director and physiotherapist Jared Eidt, the clinic's treatments allow them to begin with-and respond to-gentle and mild stretches a lot quicker than traditional treatments, leading to a more rapid recovery and return to work related and sport specific activities.

Eidt says he was shocked by the results they were getting in treating post-concussion symptoms. In his undergrad studies, working with varsity teams and athletes dealing with concussions, Eidt noted that many athletes had to wait months until their symptoms were gone before getting back into action.

The medical and sports worlds continue to look for more effective ways to treat post-concussion symptoms. A look at MMTR Health Inc.'s MyoWorx® treatments should be one place to start.

Staggering impact of concussions on youth, adults

In a report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, based on physician reports from every National Hockey League (NHL) team, between 1997 and 2004, there were 559 concussions during regular season games, working out to a concussion rate of 5.8 for every 100 players, or an estimated 1.8 concussions per 1,000 player-hours. (From "Concussion statistics tallied in study of NHL", posted April 18, 2011, http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=362741)

Most common post-concussion symptoms:
    -    Headache, reported in 71 per cent of cases
    -    Dizziness in 34 per cent
    -    Nausea in 24 per cent
    -    Neck pain in 23 per cent
    -    Blurred vision in 22 per cent
    -    Amnesia experienced in 20 per cent
    -    Loss of consciousness in 18 per cent.

(From "Concussion statistics tallied in study of NHL", posted April 18, 2011, http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=362741)

Research at the University of Calgary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed thousands of Peewee players, aged 11 and 12, in Quebec and Alberta:
    -    73 Alberta players suffered concussions in 2007-2008, with 14 of those concussions considered severe.
    -    In Quebec, where bodychecking is banned, only 20 players suffered head injuries - four of them severe.
    -    Anyone who has had a concussion is three times as likely to suffer another, and there is additional evidence that even one concussion, let alone multiple, can cause depression, dementia, and more.

(From "Concussions: the silent epidemic", posted February 10, 2011, https://www.impacttestcanada.ca/recent_news/?p=37)

About MMTR Health Inc.

MMTR Health Inc. (www.mmtr.ca) is a specialized clinic, which is redefining physiotherapy treatment through innovative technology and compassionate care. Clinic staff provides enhanced rehabilitation and performance outcomes using the unique and proprietary MyoWorx® treatment system.

The multi-level approach is guided by MMTR Health Inc.'s health professionals: Registered Physiotherapists, a Cardiovascular and Neuromuscular Physiologist, a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Kinesiologists and a Physiotherapy Assistant.

The patent-pending MyoWorx® TM20 device delivers a sequence of electrical frequencies in a timed manner to the paraspinal structures. Pre-clinical studies showed these frequencies can:

   Re-establish normal resting membrane potentials in the cells of fatigued or injured muscles
   Evoke central nervous system activity that facilitates muscle relaxation
   Produce increases in blood flow via smooth muscle relaxation leading to restoration of oxygen and nutrient uptake
   Aim at directly reducing the underlying muscle spasm and relieve the associated pathologies of both neurological and micro-vasculature structures for long-term sustainable results.

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