Thank for the intro to the ARP. I just wrapped up my season with a loss to the Orlando magic. I have received great reviews about my play this season. While I was in San Antonio I was not playing at all besides a few minutes here and there. I ended up getting traded to the Charlotte Bobcats who had 4 centers hurt. I began to play 25-30 mins a game and to everyone's amazement I was able to become a key factor in helping the team make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Now I have teams trying to pick me up for next season. I will really be able to train with the machine this off-season. What will they have to say when I come back even better? Thanks for everything ... let's go to work!
Theo Ratliff


ARP is the most remarkable rehabilitation and training program I have witnessed in my 25 years of professional hockey. It has done remarkable things for my clients.

Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle that will make it difficult for him to play against the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, a source familiar with the injury told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Colts were maintaining Sunday that Freeney has a low ankle sprain and remained questionable, which means he has about a 50-50 chance of playing.

A third-degree ankle sprain by definition involves a complete tear of an ankle ligament. Despite the fact that Colts president Bill Polian has predicted that Freeney will play, there are serious questions about whether he will. Even if Freeney can, the question then becomes how effective he can be. Freeney, who has been in a walking boot all week, flew to South Florida on Friday to begin a battery of treatments for the ankle. Freeney has used a hyperbaric chamber this week to help heal, a technique he often uses to try to heal from injuries quickly.

Freeney is also using a device called ARP that is similar to a stem device to move the blood supply to the damaged ankle. The ARP operates differently from normal stem devices, but ARP has helped him in past years recover quickly from groin and hamstring pulls. Freeney will continue undergoing treatment all week with the hope of playing. But if the Colts do not have Freeney, they will be missing their top defender, a player who tied for third in the league this season with 13.5 sacks.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report


I had muscle pain in my lower back for years. I spent, and my insurance companies have spent, thousands of dollars by treating the pain (symptom) and not the injury (the muscles in my leg).

My good friend and neighbor, a former NHL player and now agent, introduced me to ARP.

In one session last week, they identified the problem as a strained ligament in my left ankle (I like to say 'old sports injury'). Truth is, I may have stepped in a gopher hole, years ago.

By taping together my Fibula and Tibia (a job my injured ligament used to do) and using ARP I am better distributing my body weight and am largely muscular pain free. I just need to build strength in my left leg, which has atrophied.

I am looking forward to a summer at the cabin, doing all the things I used to do, and have not done recently.

Tom Finnegan



Some things impact your life for a day or two and sometimes very special things happen that impact your life forever.

August 4, 2005, our son, Paul had reconstructive surgery. He knew he would not be playing football his senior year of high school, but the doctors said he "might" be able to wrestle. The day before surgery we received a call from a friend of ours recommending an alternative form of muscle therapy. We made a phone call to Ben at OPC. He said to bring Paul in after surgery. He got out of the hospital on Friday and went to OPC on Monday. The results were nothing short of amazing.

Therapy began by getting him off pain meds and bringing the muscle swelling down. I could go on and on with what the OPC staff did for Paul, but there is too much more to this story. Short version for Paul - He started wrestling his senior year with the rest of the team and a month before the doctors told him he wouldn't step on a mat. He never missed a match! He placed at state and signed a letter of intent to wrestle at the University of Minnesota this fall. OPC not only helped him get his strength back but also gave him the confidence to go out and compete.

Nothing sells better than success and we wanted our entire family to experience training at OPC. Thomas thought it was the best gift he could give our children. By the first of June 2006, there was 8 Ode's training at OPC. My husband and I train so we can keep up with our 6 kids and stay young enough to enjoy them. The kids train to be the best they can be in whatever they are doing.

Our experience doesn't end there… Calvin has a story to tell also. After training at OPC for a month, Calvin was in a bicycle accident. He had surgery on his leg. Ben and Tasha visited him in the hospital and promised he would be "good as new" in no time. This was a promise they kept. He was off his crutches in less than 2 weeks. With ARP therapy, his broken leg was actually bigger than his other leg at the first post-op checkup. (not swelling, it was muscle!) By his next checkup, he was running.

We never imagined that when we received that phone call last August that we would become involved with something so special. Ben, Tasha, Dr. Sara, Dr. J, Jay, and Denis are wonderful people. They truly care and give of themselves. Not only are they our doctors and trainers, they are our friends.

By Heidi Ode
Paul Ode, ACL surgery
Calvin Ode, Spiral Fracture - Femur
Brandon, SD


I was referred to the ARP Clinic in 2002. I was suffering from muscle leg pains and also had weakness in my right calf. The ARP machine helped me return to a normal routine of exercise while enabling me to build up strength in my right calf. Without the ARP training I would never have been able to endure the pains in my legs. The neurologist that diagnosed my problem suggested Pilates as a way to stretch my lower extremities and build a more solid core. This worked to a point, but the ARP training was the real key to recovery. I was so pleased with the results that I convinced my personal trainer to become a licensee. This way I could train with the ARP at the Minneapolis JCC. Not only am I using the ARP Trainer, but several members of the JCC are satisfied users.

Harold Goldfine


In January of 2007 I suffered a muscular back problem and could barely get out of bed let alone swing a golf club. My wife had been working with Dennis and Jay for 2 years and had never had a back issue with her career so I decided to give it a try. I was amazed. After 10 sessions of therapy (over the course of 3 days) I was swinging a golf club at full speed, and a week later was off to the next PGA Tour stop. I have been using the ARP Therapy and Training protocols ever since. I have never been stronger.

Arron Oberholser, PGA Tour Player


I consulted with Tim 5 weeks before reporting to camp weighing in at 185lbs and struggling to increase my velocity. I was stuck at 84MPH!

After an ARP body scan and AK evaluation Tim had me convinced that my body was performing way under par and that I needed to try The ARP System and UltraFIT training.

After just 1 week I felt and looked like a better athlete and couldn't believe the stuff Coach Schroeder had me doing. It goes against everything I was taught to do whilst playing college ball!

5 weeks later and I am over 10lbs heavier, throwing in the 90's seemingly effortlessly and have more awareness of my body, it's movements and control on my pitches...especially considering I hadn't thrown the duration of my training time with Tim. My first day on the mound and even my old team mates and coaches couldn't believe my physical size and my velocity and accuracy.

Coach Schroeders training has shown me that there are better ways to train and that it is essential to prepare the body in order to perform at high levels of skill. This is definitely a system I will be sticking to no matter where I go.

Michael Hyde/Baseball Pitcher


I can't begin to express my gratitude to Tim and the ARP program for all it has done for this soccer program, especially the varsity girls team. In little under 6 weeks the team was noticeably quicker, stronger and more able to recover during breaks than our opposition.

Eliminating stretching was a concern to me, being a Phys. Ed. Teacher, but after seeing Tim train the girls and understanding why we use The ARP to loosen and recover the team it has opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking...especially when it comes to conditioning.

From September to March we played a minimum of 2 games a week, and for the first time in my coaching career I witnessed only 1 injury, and that was to a foot stuck in the mud. No sprains, strains pulls or Charley horses to speak of....I can only attribute this to Tim, the training system and The ARP as it is the only thing different about this pre and in season training!

I for one am a believer and will use Tim, The UltraFIT Training system and The ARP for every team I coach. We are already looking forward to next season where we are confident we can take state!

Coach Chadwell: Head Coach - Women's Varsity Soccer Team

Chiles H.S. Tallahassee, FL.


Taylor Meyer - Hip& Hamstring Genius frequently stands alone. And it often swims against the tide. Denis Thompson, founder and developer of the Arp technology, has taken a different view of muscle healing...one that sometimes swims against the tide. We were skeptical at first, primarily because we couldn't get our minds fully around his philosophy and his philosophy sometimes ran counter to conventional thinking. But like most big ideas...the best thinking often happens outside of the box. We decided to trust, and are very grateful that we did.

Our son is a competitive national athlete who incurred a muscle injury that took him fully out of his sport for 4 months before we found Denis. Denis' first reaction to our situation was shock that our son had not been playing for so long, given the injury he had. We hired Denis and licensed his technology, and our son has been restored to full health in 2 months. Without question, the Arp and Denis' consultation were instrumental to his healing.

HM North Carolina


Nicholas J.

Nick is a 20 yr old college soccer and tennis player from Orange, CT who had a full ACL muscle tear in the Spring of 2007. Following is a testimonial from his mother, Mary to Debbie Gray, ARP Trainer, Accelerated Recovery & Performance Clinic in New Jersey.

"Thank you for all of the assistance for Nicholas' surgery recovery. We just saw the surgeon for Nick's (final) post-surgery check. He confirmed that Nick's (surgical) knee has achieved the same flexibility, mobility and strength as his (other) knee. He gave Nick full permission to resume all activities (without his brace).

How do we thank you for the enormous advantage that ARP gave Nick during his recovery? At every step, ARP both accelerated and contributed to his full recovery.

Within the first two weeks of the surgery, ARP significantly reduced the muscle swelling - helping Nick feel better and be able to begin physical therapy more easily.

Within the first four weeks, ARP accelerated the rehab of the muscles around his knee, enabling him to increase the difficulty of the ARP PT protocols. He actually began "SPRINTS" out on the lawn within the first month - something he could not have imagined.

Nick believes that the ARP accelerated his recovery by at least 50% if not more. He felt that the ARP doubled/tripled the return on his effort - as he worked through the rehab protocols. Contrasting the ARP workouts to his regular PT workouts - he recognizes how much harder and faster ARP pushed his recovery.

(He) consistently achieved recovery benchmarks faster than he or his (surgeon) expected. Thanks you again for all of your skill, help and support. You pushed him to push himself when he could and you provided the expertise and tools to help him be successful. You will be the first call if (really when), one of us in need of help recovering from a problem or surgery like this again."

Mary J., Orange, CT.


Here is the time-line and results of my ARP experience:

5-6-06 Went to hit golf balls and while trying to hit a small bucket of ball (35), I needed to sit down 5 times to release the muscle pain in my lower back.

5-8-06 My first visit to OPC. I have had same lower back muscle problem for over 50 years. I was born with a muscle problem and before I leave that day I go from being not able to touch my toes by a good 6" to being able to touching my toes.

5-11-06 After 4 sessions with Ben, my pain in my lower back muscles is substantially reduced and I am getting movement to the left side of my neck, which was limited to very little movement if any. I can rotate my shoulders and arms 45 degrees both ways up from a 25-30 degree turn. Still touching my toes each morning.

5-13-06 I hit another small bucket of balls and only had to stop once to make sure I do not lock up my back. Back muscles still hurts but I can still hit golf balls.

5-26-06 Finished my 10th session with Ben. My neck and back rotation has become as good as an average person with no back muscle problems. My back strength and neck movement is getter better and better

5-29-06 I hit a small bucket of balls without stopping, first time I could this in about 3 years. Back muscles do not tighten up at all while practicing.

5-30-06 Next step is to start the rehab program with Ben for 1 or 2 months to build up the muscles for my back…I'll keep you posted if Ben does not work me to DEATH!!

Tim Heiman, Back & Neck Pain
Sioux Falls, SD


When I first walked in to see Ben, Denis, and Jay, I couldn't sit up straight in a chair. I did something severe to my back muscles where I wasn't able to walk or sleep well. They definitely improved me by 50% the first day after seeing them! Then, within 3 day of ARP treatment I haven't lost a night's rest because of muscle back problems. It's been tremendous. I want to look forward to no muscle pain plus a future with no pain. With my use of the ARP it's going to look like a muscle pain free future.

In one way or another I've been working out my entire adult life and through college. Thing I like most about OPC is that the egos are left at the door because of the kind of training that gets done here (i.e. there are 12 year old that can do things that college age kids and certainly this old guy here struggle with). It's not like going into one of these work-out places where these guys are slamming the weights around, pushing out their chests like that macho stuff. In here, everybody knows how hard the training is and what kid of result they can expect from the training. I really appreciate that aspect where we all realize how difficult some of these exercises and positions are even as simple as they look. As you go through the training you realize that it's pretty much an equal playing field except for some of the elite athletes you see from time to time. It's great to see them because they give you something to shoot for as far as your training is concerned. You hope to be able to do things as well as they can do one day.

Tim Cristian, 35, Back & Neck Pain
Sioux Falls, SD


I had total knee replacement surgery on both knees. I was also having muscle pain.

Now I've gone through this program for 2 months and I can sit in that position (wall squat) for 5 minutes in the extreme slow, I can do the 50 reps, and I can do the altitudes. I would have never dreamed that when I started. It's made a big difference and the ARP itself for the joint pain.

My wife and I did a spinning class and I thought, "Well, I haven't done anything aerobic; I'll see how long I can last". Next thing I know the hour of class is over and I was surprised I made it!

I'm walking more of a natural walk where as before I looked like I was a little sore and probably walking more gingerly than a normal stride. Mainly it's helped me do day-to-day things. My quad muscles are night and day than when I came in. I've probably put on 8-9 lbs and my waist has gotten smaller. My pants are a little looser

Bob Jacobson, 55, Total Knee Replacement
Harrisburg, SD


Training at OPC is fun, I've gotten a lot more balance and I don't fall as much on beam. I keep getting better and I don't feel like I ever seem to go backwards and have to go back to do something over. I always seem to be gaining more skills - both here and gymnastics.

I don't eat as much junk food and I don't go out to eat as much and I eat at home and eat healthier now. That gives me more energy.

Rachel Thiner, 13, Gymnast
Sioux Falls, SD


I've been to a lot of doctors and spent a lot of money. I didn't know what was wrong and nobody could tell me. I lived with it for 2 years. The muscles in my legs were quivering 24 hours a day, aching, it was maddening. After going through the ARP treatment at OPC my muscle problems went away. The numbness in my leg muscle went away, the pounding in my foot muscles, and hip problems all went away. I did it. It worked and I'm happy about it.

Dennis Preston, 65, Suffered Aneurysm
Sioux Falls, SD


After 5 years and 15 doctors and no results, I came here and virtually am now muscle pain free. It's nice to feel good again.

Randy Hebrink, 48, Low Back, Neck, Rib, Shoulder Pain
Renville, MN


I think the treatment is phenomenal. I came out of the University of Minnesota and was told I'd never play baseball again because of reconstructive surgery on my left wrist and with Ben and the ARP I haven't had any trouble since. That along with my ankle this spring, they said I'd be out 6 weeks, I wasn't even out a week and a half and I didn't miss any games. I'm a walking case for Ben, but he's helped me every time.

Kevin Ericcson, 22, Wrist Surgery, Ankle Sprain
Minneapolis, MN


The best thing about training at OPC is the RESULTS! I feel a lot quicker in everything I do. I have better speed and bigger muscles. My posture has gotten better. I'm not as tired any more.

Jace Bunkers, 15, Aspiring Elite Athlete
Sioux Falls, SD


My parents came to one of Jace's games and said, "Was that Jace?" I said, "Yeah!" They said, "Wow, he used to be one of the slowest, now he's one of the fastest."

Suzie Bunkers, Mother of Jace and Kara Bunkers who train at OPC
Sioux Falls, SD


There's no other workout where you have to actually think about what you're doing or where you learn about your body. You learn how the muscles work plus how to use every part of your body along with your muscles. It's totally unique in that way.

Carolyn Cristian, 37, Physical Education Teacher
Sioux Falls, SD


Thanks again for all your help. Kylah is doing so well! She has had 4 double/doubles out of the last six games! (basketball) Her foot isn't even sore anymore.

Kathleen Otto, Mother of Kylah Otto, Stress Fracture-Foot
Hartley, IA


Annie developed a toe muscle injury during a soccer tournament on June 10, 2007. After 6 weeks of immobilization, ice, heat, and ibuprofen there was still no improvement. Annie's club soccer coach recommended ARP treatments from Ben at OPC.

With ten treatments over one week, Annie's toe muscles became pain free. Prior to treatment, the muscle pain kept her from putting weight on the toe during normal walking. A few days after the treatments at OPC, she was able to participate in high school soccer tryouts and enjoy a full, muscle pain-free season. Without ARP, Annie would have missed her entire freshman soccer season.

Mark Glissendorf, Father of Annie Glissendorf, Turf Toe
Sioux Falls, SD


I had major reconstructive surgery.

I didn't get to use the ARP machine as much as I would have liked because I went to school in North Dakota. But one week after my operation, I used the ARP to rehab my knee muscles . I went into the therapy session on crutches and about scale 8 pain. I left the FIRST session walking on my own and muscle pain reduced to half. That was also the first great night of sleep I had since the injury occurred. The ARP machine helped my recovery and I would recommend it to anyone that has had the operation that I had. No doubt about it; it is far better than any other physical therapy out there.

P.S.: When I went back to my physical therapist to track my progression; and one of the PT's working had to look at my chart because she didn't believe I had had knee surgery at all because she had never seen that kind of muscle improvement in such a short period of time.

Nathan Reade, College Student, Torn ACL
Sioux Falls, SD


I was involved in a car accident on January 30, 2006. A Dodge pickup struck me on the side of my car going roughly 60mph. My knees slammed into the dashboard, resulting in a PCL, partial MCL tear and major muscle damage.

I was able to return to normal activities without enduring the painful and often time consuming rehab after surgery. I was back at work 6 weeks after treatment, no surgery and have been great ever since. On a side note, being around the people in the clinic while I was doing rehab motivated me to start taking better care of myself and get involved with weight lifting and other physical activities.

Shane vonHoldt, PCL / MCL Tear
Sioux Falls, SD


Rob Semerano, Age 26, 6', 197 lbs, RHP, Professional Baseball Player

I was 1st introduced to Rob in mid-October 2007 by Dr. Jersey Wulster. By his own admission, Rob was not in the best of health and had not been able to pitch injury-free in his 4 years of professional baseball in the Oakland A's organization. His role is a closer which necessitates his readiness to pitch on consecutive days. It is a very stressful position to play since you never really know when you need to be ready. Rob throws the baseball at up to 99mph.

His prior injuries included Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow, a severely sprained right ankle, low back disc problems, and small tears in his right rear rotator cuff/ subscapularis. He was wearing an orthotic lift in his right shoe that had been previously prescribed to offset his back problems-this was removed as we worked to bring his body into natural balance.

Dr. Jersey's initial examination revealed dramatic weakness in his right (push off) leg, unresolved issues with his right ankle, low back instability, extreme tenderness in his left trapezius, and weakness in his right delt and bicep. I won't bore you with the medical terminology that describes these conditions but suffice to say that Rob had compensated for all of his past injuries and it had thrown his Neurological systems off. His original injuries had never been properly addressed and resolved.

With the help of Denis Thompson at ARP Headquarters, we devised a prioritized course of treatment to resolve all of Rob Semerano's health issues. It should be noted that Rob was willing to follow the protocols and directions for recovery to a T. He was very disciplined in his approach and the results bear the fruit.

We met 9 times over the course of 20 days. Because of the distance he had to travel, we treated multiple body parts on the same day. He was also re-checked by Dr. Jersey 5 times as well.

His results were nothing short of spectacular and he transitioned into the Ultra-Fit Rehabilitation Program under the direction of myself and Jay Schroeder.

While doing the prescribed Ultra-Fit protocols over the ensuing 32 days, Rob lost 2 pounds of fat, gained 5 pounds of muscle and was able to throw pain-free for the 1st time since high school. His winter throwing program was with a football.

At a videotaping session, I asked Rob how he would normally warm-up his arm to pitch. He said it would take about 15 minutes to get loose enough to start throwing a ball. After a month on Ultra-Fit not only was he remarkably stronger but his flexibility went through the roof as well. On a cold winter day in New Jersey, Rob was loose and ready to throw in about 60 seconds.

By the 2nd week of December, Rob graduated to the next level of Ultra-Fit. He continues to progress in strength and flexibility and has begun his pre-season baseball throwing. As of January 10, 2008 he is throwing completely pain-free and eagerly awaits the upcoming season.

At his point, Rob's Ultra-Fit workouts are 4 days a week and last about 35 minutes. Please note that it's 35 minutes of total focus and effort while performing only 4 different exercises.

Rob Semerano is a great role-model for athletes of all ages who want to get to the highest levels of human performance. He understands the need for 'natural' athletes to carefully monitor intense training, nutrition, and recuperation. He has been convinced by the dramatic results. - Russell Jones

"Since I've been working with Dr. Jersey (Wulster) and Russell, I noticed a big improvement in my body feeling healthier and lighter. My muscles feel much more functional for what I'm doing as a professional baseball player. My body recovers a lot quicker after throwing sessions and I'm eager to see how this all plays out in the upcoming season.

In addition, I'm able to get to a 'performance ready' state much quicker than ever before. I've learned that it's not about stretching the muscles out to get ready but about relaxing and loosening them. This comes about by training my neurological system to 'fire' my muscles at the highest speed possible while my antagonist muscles simultaneously turn off.

I would definitely recommend Dr. Jersey and Russell Jones to other athletes for several reasons. *For healing quickly from both new and old injuries.
*For aligning one's body to keep in 'balance' which allows for peak performance.
*For improving an individual's athleticism in a short period of time."

Rob Semerano, Port Jervis, New York


Yankees get SMART

A few months ago I wrote about a young man named Rob Semerano (http://www.powerworkshop.org/archive.htm then see Training Results).

He is a 99 mph baseball pitcher who we helped overcome a myriad of injuries. I think you might enjoy the 'rest of the story'.

Just after the 1st of this year, Rob was cut by the Oakland A's baseball team citing his history of injury and having not completed 1 full pro season without having to go on the DL (disabled list). Even though Rob had completely recovered and was in the best shape of his life using ARP and UltraFit, he was released.

As you can imagine, this was a tremendous blow to Rob Semerano. He had worked his tail off getting healthy and getting SMART about taking care of his body. Now he was without a job.

Someone from a local independent baseball team offered him a contract but it was nothing compared to what the big leagues could pay. For the love of the game Rob signed with the condition being that if the Major League Baseball came calling-he could sign with them.

Well in mid-February Rob was invited to Florida for a tryout with the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched flawlessly but they were sorting out their rosters and they told him 'we'll call you'.

A few weeks later he went out to Tucson, Arizona at the request of the Colorado Rockies. He had another terrific tryout but they didn't sign him citing 'concerns about his history of injuries'.

Rob came home for a week and got a call from the LA/California Angels for him to come to their spring training camp in Tempe, Arizona. They kept him there for a week and the coaches raved about his performance. The day he was to sign he was told that there was a problem.

Someone in the front office had raised some concerns about Rob Semerano's health history and they sent him home. We talked about how he had to create a NEW history. I chronicled his miraculous journey back to health and then addressed how Rob had worked himself into world-class physical condition. AND we talked about Big Picture issues that transcended baseball.

Then just as Rob was resigned to pitching for the local independent league team, he got a surprise call from the New York Yankees. His dad had talked to someone who knew someone who casually mentioned to a Yankee scout about this kid from Port Jervis, NY and Fordham University (Rob) who was throwing extreme heat and was very healthy.

After looking at him in the Bronx, the Yanks shipped him to headquarters- Tampa, Florida. They checked him out for a few days and then the Yankees got SMART. Instead of going by his medical HISTORY, their team of Doctors and Medical Professionals went by what they found. They found a young man in fantastic physical condition- strong, quick, flexible and JACKED!!

So this past Tuesday the Bronx Bombers signed Rob Semerano to a contract. Then they sent him to the Strength and Conditioning Coach to be further evaluated. Rob readily explained the UltraFit Training System to the coach but by the time he was finished all the coach could say was,"Well, you ARE in incredible shape so just keep doing what you've been doing'". That's right coach!!! Was Rob 'lucky' to be signed by the team he has loved since birth? Is he just another prima donna athlete that is 'lucky' to be able to play games when the rest of us have to get a real job? I guess that depends on YOUR perspective.

A wise person once told me that the more I prepared… the more luck I would have. You see LUCK is no more than the convergence of 2 powerful forces- Preparation and Opportunity.

So even though Rob Semerano had to seek out a place that he could get healed and a training system that would keep him healthy and he had to train harder than he ever did before- he still got cut because of HISTORY. But he kept Preparing all through the weeks of no calls and the reminders of his past failures and then through all the tryouts without getting signed.

And we would talk and pray and he would get encouraged for the moment and I wondered how long he could keep hope alive. Then the most storied sports team in history- the NEW YORK YANKEES came callin'. And he was ready. Funny how some people have all the LUCK.

Your friend (iC), Russell Jones



I have a confession to make -- it took me two years to really look at the ARP (Accelerated Recovery Performance), and at first I thought, Why go through all of the protocols and pay the price they are asking? Maybe you have shared my skepticism.

Another confession - I was arrogant enough to believe that I had pretty-well mastered treating the problems they were treating and was pretty good at it.  Pride goeth before a fall, and I was beautifully set up for another lesson in life. I was given an ARP to try for a few months by a friend, and suddenly I had some people failing some of my typical approaches. I thought it was time to give ARP a try. Nothing I was doing for these people was working, and like a miracle pushing through my disbelief, the ARP was working.

My faith, confidence and belief went up rapidly as I saw people respond to this therapy. I asked myself, What was it that I didn't get before in my education that was working now, and how does it work?  See if this strikes a chord with you: muscles are stabilizers and absorb shock when functioning correctly. When injury occurs, they compensate and transfer that force directly into the joint where it does not belong. The neurological pattern of compensation is like a detour in the muscle and takes a new, longer route around the injury site. When the muscle/injury heals, it keeps the neurological pattern detour, and consequently the compensation in that muscle functions at less than optimum.

Most therapies are fighting the neurological/electrical signal with a mechanical force, which is painful and counter-productive. The ARP sends a signal to the muscle at the road block not to protect, but to neurologically reconnect the efficient pathway of function. The muscle now performs as a shock absorber again and takes the force out of the joint, stopping the pain and degenerative cascade. The ARP literally looks for the Cellular Disruption Location in the tissue and breaks through the blockade. Better function and performance is the result.

The ARP utilizes exclusive protocols which were created by Denis Thompson and Jay Schroeder. They are the crucial element that differentiates the ARP from ALL other electrical stimulation devices. These protocols CANNOT be used with any other electrical stimulation device, since no other device will allow the muscles to relax to the extent needed.

Without the protocols and programs, the ARP is like any other galvanic electrical stimulation device. With the protocols and programs, the ARP becomes a one-of-a-kind tool to dramatically change the present way of dealing with soft tissue injury and postsurgical rehabilitation.

Dr. Kevin Hearon



As someone who works extensively with professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, PGA, as well as collegiate athletes, I get many people wanting me to try different things. A friend introduced me to ARP for treatment of soft tissue, ACL and rotator cuff injuries, as well as surgery prevention/rehabilitation.

I really hadn't given the ARP much thought, until a football player for the University of New Hampshire fell and tore his ACL/ MCL. He also had a lateral meniscus tear with joint effusion and a bone bruise on the right knee. Several years prior, this patient had had reconstructive surgery of the left ACL, and he didn't want to go through that again. His father said to me, Do anything you can think of to avoid surgery!� I thought it was a good time to put ARP to the test, since it is promoted as an instrument that is effective in treating ACL injuries.

I had the ARP sent over to give it a try. Within 20 weeks, the patient was completely healed from the ACL tear with no physical restrictions, and I had pre- and post-MRIs to verify this. I was sold. I began using it on athletes to see how it worked, and I discovered that using the ARP greatly prevented the need to send patients out for surgery and physical therapy. I found that if a patient did need surgery, recovery time was reduced by 50% by using ARP. All PT and Rehab now takes place in my office with ARP, which greatly increases revenue. I started with one ARP machine, and now have five machines as well as a full-time ARP technician. 10 ARP sessions is the standard protocol for most soft tissue injuries. Advanced injuries such as a torn ACL would, of course, require more treatment.

Using the ARP is a match made in heaven for a CCEP. The CCEP and the ARP are made to work together. All patients who use the ARP must receive an adjustment prior to ARP treatment . If you're not a CCEP and want to use the ARP, you are required to take all of the muscle testing and protocols from Arp. However, as CCEPs the tools Dr. Hearon taught us have prepared us for the ARP. The results are amazing and mind-blowing.

In addition to treatment of injuries, PT and rehab, I also use the ARP for loosening an athlete before playing a sport, which prevents injuries. We used the ARP recently at the Boise Open Golf Tournament in September, and immediately saw golfers getting 20-30 more yards on their drives by using the ARP to loosen the athlete. I have found that the ARP is a great way to get more athletes into my office.

I treated a high school wrestler who was headed to Citadel Military College on a full-ride wrestling scholarship. He was keeping in shape through the summer before entrance when he tore his rotator cuff while practicing. He was taken to the medical doctor, he was diagnosed with a torn labrum a slap lesion. When he came to my office, I adjusted his SC joint as well as his AC joint, bicep tendon and elbow. I decided to use the ARP protocol on him. He came for four visits. He re-visited his orthopedic surgeon who was very impressed with his progress -- he was able to do push-ups in the orthopedic office!

As a precautionary measure, the parents decided to proceed with surgery to repair the labrum. The orthopedic surgeon was very impressed during the surgery at the condition of the injury. The ARP had taken out all inflammation, scar tissue, and the surgeon had a clear view to repair the labrum. The orthopedist recommended PT, and the patient came to me. We finished the remaining six ARP sessions, and the patient had full range of motion, no pain, and was able to wrestle in division one at college as originally planned.

I also treated a 50-yr-old female pharmacist. She was in excellent condition; however, she had endured hip pain for years. An MRI showed a labrum tear, but she didn't want surgery. She had tried various treatments throughout the years. I applied what I learned through my CCEP training, and did a gait analysis and checked her kinetic chain. I prescribed orthotics after adjusting all extremities. Her pain decreased, but was still present. Many would have recommended surgery at this point, but I introduced her to ARP therapy. The standard ten ARP treatments relieved her pain, an enormous life-change for a person who stands all day in their work.

Finally, I can�t express my pleasure when it was announced on National TV that one of the NFL players I treated with ARP was back in the game 4 weeks after medial collateral ligament damage when it had been stated he would be out for 8 weeks. Sure don't know what treatment he received, but whatever it was, it worked!

Dr. Andrew Edelstein