What is PST
EMRT, or PST, is an exciting, non-invasive medical technology used to treat arthritis, sports-type injuries, and repetitive stress injuries. The technology produces an electromagnetic field through which a pulsed signal is directed to the affected area, stimulating the healing process.
What are "PULSED SIGNALS"
These are electrical signals with a fixed structure which are repeated at specific intervals.
What is the effect of pulsed signals? Is PST the same as magnetic field therapy?
No, unlike magnetic field therapy, with PST the magnetic field only serves as the “carrier” for the electrically pulsed signals. The magnetic field allows these signals to penetrate the unchanged. Without the magnetic field, the pulsating signals would be distorted by varying density of the surrounding tissue.
Is the therapy painful?
No, it is totally non-invasive and most patients find it to be pain-free. The treatment is provided in a relaxed atmosphere with the patient fully clothed. Patients may sometimes feel a slight tingling or sensation of warmth in the area being treated. Some patients may temporarily experience a slight increase in the normal pain they feel in the affected joint. This a positive reaction brought about by the reconstruction and healing occurring in the injured area.
Does PST have any side effects?
No. The signal produced by the machine reproduces the signal already naturally present in the body. Thousands of patients have received EMRT since its introduction, with absolutely no side effects.
How does EMRT work?
Researchers have discovered that when we place stress on a joint a low power electrical signal is created. They believe this natural signal tells the body to repair damaged or worn tissues and to maintain the health and proper functioning of the joint. Sometimes this signal is disrupted by disease, aging or injury. When that happens, the body is unable to repair the damage. The result is pain, inflammation, and loss of physical function, EMRT is able to mimic the body’s natural signal, activating the normal healing process and stimulating the growth and repair of the damaged tissue.
What the scientific basis for the treatment?
The technology used in PST is based on years of research and has been subjected to rigorous scientific review in university laboratories and medical schools. Results of these studies have been widely reported in the media and prestigious medical journals. – contributing to the tremendous demand for PST in treating arthritis, sports and repetitive stress injuries
How often is the therapy applied?
The treatment is administered in nine one-hour sessions. Patients near the treatment centre are typically treated one hour a day. For out-of-town patients an expedited course of nine treatments over a four five-day period is available. It is important to note the multiple areas of the body not be treated simultaneously, as this leads to loss of effectiveness, in the event that more than one area must be treated. This must be performed consecutively.
PST has been used successfully by prominent professional athletes, amateur athletes, seniors and other patients who have had their quality of life compromised by arthritis, sports-type injuries and repetitive stress injuries. It is irrelevant whether the patient is young or old or whether the defects result from age, injury, chronic degeneration or inflammatory disease. As shown through studies.
And the results of thousands of actual cases, approximately 80% of patients experience a reduction in pain and inflammation combined with an increase physical function. Some patients are free of all symptoms following treatment. Others find their pain medication or discontinue it altogether. Patients have reported being able to return to normal routine activities, and many are able to again participate in their favourite sports. The biggest benefit for many patients is the ability to avoid the expense, pain and inherent risks of surgery.
How much does the PST treatment cost?
Compared to surgery of the ongoing use of prescription medication, PST treatment is a relatively inexpensive therapy. Included in the cost are nine one-hour treatment sessions, consultation and evaluation by the physician, and all associated medical examinations. While travel and lodging costs are not included for out-of-town patients, special package programs are available.
Are there any restrictions on who may receive treatment?
Because the signal delivered through the device is of a very low energy range (one one-thousandth of the energy of an MRI machine) PST is extremely safe. In thousands of patients treated worldwide there have been absolutely no adverse side effects reported. However, as an additional precaution, based on ensuring the highest levels of safety, children, women who are pregnant, and cancer survivors who have received medical treatment for their disease within the past five years are not currently accepted for treatment. Treatment of patients with cardiac pacemakers is limited.
PST Treatment Process
PST treats arthritis, sports and repetitive stress injuries using a pulsed signal delivered through a non-invasive magnetic field. The treatment is administered in nine one-hour pain-free sessions conducted under the supervision of trained physicians. The goal is to reach both short-and long-term reduction of pain, improve physical resilience and increase joint function.
Treatment is given in special PST centers that are designed to provide a comfortable, private, resort-type atmosphere. Patients living near a PST facility are treated one hour per day for a total of nine hours, with no more than two days between treatment. An expedited program of nine hours of treatment over a four-to-five-day period is available to patients travelling greater distances to a PST facility.
Because the procedure is totally non-invasive, patients can wear any style of clothing. During treatment, the patient sits or lies in a specially developed chair or bed. The relevant joint is positioned in the PST device so pulsed signals can be sent to the cartilage and connective tissue.
Most patients feel no pain during the treatment. Some patients may feel a slight tingling or sensation of warmth in the area being treated, while others may temporarily experience a slight increase in the normal pain they feel in the affected area. This is considered a positive reaction brought about by the reconstruction and healing occurring in the injured area, and any discomfort usually disappears quickly.
About 80- 85% of patients receiving the treatment experience significant improvement, with reduced pain and improved joint function. PST does not provide instant relief or instant re-generation. It’s a progressive medical therapy where the growth of cartilage may progress until 9-10 months’ post therapy.