Alpha-Stim® Medical Endorsements
You name it, we have probably used Alpha-Stim to treat it
at some point with pain relief and increased mobility being most
- Jim D. Maurer, L.A.T.
Just a few thoughts in
reference to our conversation the other day regarding skepticism in the
medical community. We get so many calls from people who have cures for
everything. So I can relate to the concerns of cautious practitioners as it
pertains to new things. We do need to evaluate new methods of treatment
scientifically. When you introduced me to Alpha-Stim back in 1994, I was
skeptical. Although there was nowhere near the supporting data that exists
today, we gave it a shot because we are always looking for ways to improve
the care we give to our players. Since they canít help us unless they are on
the field, we have to be prepared to address virtually any type of acute or
chronic pain/injury scenario. Due to our limited time frame for treatment
during the season, we must use methods which are most effective. So, while
we do look at studies, the bottom line for us is results.
Today, when I think of the Alpha-Stim technology, I donít think in terms of
what proof exists in some journal. We have used the Alpha-Stim repeatedly
over the past six years on many different players. I have personally seen
the excellent benefits of Alpha-Stim on everything from muscle
sprain/strains, to back spasms, shoulders, hands, ankles, turf toe, etc. You
name it, we have probably used Alpha-Stim to treat it at some point with
pain relief and increased mobility being most evident. It is not a magic
bullet, nothing is. For some things, we know to head straight for the
Alpha-Stim. At other times we use it in more of a supporting role. We use a
lot of different things, but without a doubt, Alpha-Stim is a key element of
our overall treatment regimen.
Unfortunately, some practitioners may just be looking for any reason to
dismiss what they do not yet understand. They would view anything you or I
say about the efficacy of this treatment as anecdotal and in their eyes,
worthless. Caution is good, but like anything else, it can be taken to
extremes. I looked at the data, but also believe my own eyes and I continue
to see results. Our players have confidence in the technology as well. As
you know, our biggest challenge with Alpha-Stim lies in getting our guys to
return the units because they work so well. They just donít want to give
them up and our units have a way of disappearing while other units that they
obviously perceive as less effective do not.
In my opinion, any practitioner looking to help their patients should
consider Alpha-Stim as a viable way to improve care by seeing it work. The
fact is, Alpha-Stim needs to be seen in action or experienced to really be
appreciated. As far as the Dallas Cowboys are concerned, the Alpha-Stim 100
has stood the test of time yet remains at the forefront of electromedicine.
I look forward to working with you again this season.
Jim D. Maurer, L.A.T., A.T.C.
Head Athletic Trainer
Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Inc.
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