Periodic Acceleration Therapy
Whenever you exercise your body produces a chemical compound called Nitric Oxide (NO) that confers all kinds of health benefits. For instance, the lining of blood vessels in your body will take in NO and respond by sending signals that tell smooth muscle that surrounds blood vessels to relax. This increases blood flow to various organs and tissues. It also plays a role in mobilizing stem cells from the bone marrow which participate in body maintenance and healing activities.
For people who cannot get the exercise they need due to arthritic or other health issues, time spent doing Periodic Acceleration (PAT) is a sound alternative. Many studies have been carried out that clearly indicate that an hour or so spent doing Periodic Acceleration has the same impact on the body as doing moderate exercise for the same length of time.
In addition to its positive effects on circulation, PAT also relaxes muscles and relieves aches and pains.
How does Periodic Acceleration Therapy work?
Patients lie prone on the motorized treatment platform which is moved back-and-forth (head-to-foot) approximately 140 times a minute, over a distance of 12 to 16 mm (Just under ½ inches to 5/8 inches.) A typical treatment runs 30 to 45 minutes. This generates small pulses in the patient’s bloodstream that are superimposed on the body’s natural pulse. One effect of this is that it creates “sheer stress” on blood vessel walls that gets them to produce NO.
Periodic Acceleration and Dr. Steenblock
Dr. Steenblock employs PAT in the treatment of various circulatory and other medical conditions, as well as to help mobilize stem cells either as a standalone measure or as part of preparing a patient for a stem cell rich bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) treatment.
Please contact us at 949-367-8870 or use the form below to obtain more information about Dr. Steenblock and his celebrated blend of innovation and personalized regenerative medicine including his use of PAT.