Hit with Copay Increases, AWS Puts Patients First

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal recently raised their copay for chiropractic and osteopathic treatment by $5. Though on the surface a $5 increase seems minor, the impact on the patient is enormous, as those who sustain injuries requiring multiple treatments are forced to pay the price.

While patients take a hit at the hand of insurance companies, Advanced Wellness Systems continues to put our patients first, with integrative, hands-on care. All of our treatments, procedures, and policies operate with the single overall goal of a healthier, happier patient. Our patient-centric philosophy drives us to continuously develop new programs and initiatives with the health and wellness of our patients in mind–which is why we are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of two brand new treatments that will help our patients strengthen and heal more effectively than ever before.

The first of these treatments is cryotherapy, which uses subzero temperatures to help treat a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and inflammation, among others. A single treatment only lasts 2½ minutes, making cryotherapy extremely time efficient and manageable even with a busy schedule.

The benefits of whole body cryotherapy include:

  • Decreased Muscle Soreness, Pain and Inflammation
  • Improved Muscle Strength and Joint Functioning
  • Decreased Injury Recovery Time
  • Increased Energy and Athletic Performance
  • Improved Immune System and Blood Circulation
  • Decreased Fatigue
  • Reduced Cellulite and Tightened Skin
  • Increased Cell Rejuvenation–Leading to Improved Health of Skin, Nails and Hair
  • Decreased Signs of Aging
  • Increased Metabolism and Calorie Burn

The second breakthrough treatment, coming soon to Advanced Wellness Systems, also enables the patient to save time while experiencing incredible results. ARX is an exercise technology that removes all limitations of conventional, gravity-based equipment by delivering 100% resistance throughout an entire exercise movement. The speed of the motor is slow and controlled, giving patients safe and adaptable resistance throughout their full range of motion. This equipment is designed to provide patients with the safest, most effective form of rehabilitation available.
Give us a call at 301-710-9777 to schedule your appointment today!

Andrew Bloch Talks RPT™ with Sweat RX

Sweat RX Magazine sits down with Advanced Wellness Systems co-owner Andrew Bloch to discuss how his unique pain-relief technique, Reflexive Pattern Therapy™, helped the 12 Labours CrossFit team make it all the way to the 2015 CrossFit World Games.

New to many, RPT™ is a pain relief treatment that uses reflexes as a tool to correct patterns in the autonomous nervous system, Bloch explains to Sweat RX. The technique delivers fast, pressurized contact movements to problem areas, evoking a reflex that provides immediate pain relief.

But Bloch isn’t the only proponent of Reflexive Pattern Therapy™, Sweat RX learns. CrossFit competitor, Teresa Luz believes she never would have made it to the 2015 CrossFit Games if it wasn’t for RPT™. After pulling a ligament in her lower back while performing a deadlift at the Crossfit Atlanta regionals, Teresa found herself in excruciating pain. And with the Crossfit Games just 6 weeks away, Teresa was in a tight spot.

That was, until she found RPT™. After the first session, Teresa’s mobility improved by 60-70% and with continued treatment, she was able to compete with her team in the Crossfit Games and even made it to the World Games. Teresa’s recovery was one of many remarkable comebacks thanks to RPT™, and was even featured in The Washington Post.

Intrigued by Teresa’s story, the Sweat RX interviewer hopped on the table to give RPT™ a try himself. Just like Teresa, he was relieved of his troublesome pain almost immediately.

If you missed Bloch’s interview with Sweat RX, you can find it here.

On Air: RPT™ Strikes Again, Literally

Slapping pain away might sound contradictory, but Reflexive Pattern Therapy™ is a treatment that does just that. On Good Morning Washington, NewsChannel 8 reporter Eileen Whelan takes a closer look at the one-of-a-kind treatment with RPT™ creator Andrew Bloch, who uses gentle slapping, smacking and prodding to relieve chronic pain.

Whelan describes RPT™ as “a breakthrough treatment for pain” and watches as Andrew treats one of his clients, former NCAA basketball player Jon Larranaga. Before meeting Bloch and discovering RPT™, Larranaga suffered from chronic hip pain for a dozen years. Larranaga tells Whelan that “after seeing Andy for really the first treatment, the pain went away.” He goes on to describe RPT™ saying, “It looks weird, it sounds weird, but it works.”

Bloch tells Whelan about how the unusual treatment works and makes such a big difference. Bloch says “I discovered these involuntary pain patterns in the body, and once I treat them I kind of reset the neurological system, almost like a computer or phone. Once you reset that, the pain is relieved almost immediately.” Essentially, RPT™ is a fascinating solution for anyone who wants pain relief to be as easy as pressing a button. Of course, pressing that button might mean taking a little bit of light smacking.

On air, Whelan is so intrigued by RPT™ ,that she decides to test it out herself. After experiencing the full RPT™ treatment, Whelan is shocked by how well it works. Watch the video below:

ABC2 is “In Focus” with Breakthrough RPT™ Treatment

The news media can’t get enough of Reflexive Pattern Therapy (RPT™) and its creator Andrew Bloch of Advanced Wellness Systems. The latest coverage, just out about the one-of-a-kind pain treatment: a comprehensive “IN FOCUS” report from ABC2 News in Baltimore. Reporter Trang Do even tries RPT™ herself, and gets a third-party chiropractor to give the treatment a thumbs up.  

On air, Do reports on the unique RPT™ process, which, when you first see it, looks like mild slapping and hitting. The treatment is fascinating to watch. Derived from Eastern and Western medicine, Bloch’s technique allows him to identify involuntary patterns in a patient’s movement and detect pain. The so-called “slapping and hitting” allows him to essentially reset the body and deliver fast results.

“When you have problems with your phone, what do you do? You want to reset it,” says Bloch. “You just reset it almost like a default button. It’s the same thing I’m doing with the body. I’m basically resetting the nervous system and when you reset it, amazing things happen.”

RPT™ has incredible results for Bloch’s patients. In the story, 12 Labours CrossFit Columbia competitor Teresa Luz discusses her treatment for a back injury during a critical competition. After RPT™, Luz was able to compete pain free, and the team qualified for the national competition.

RPT™ also helps patients with chronic pain like Billy Hunter, who suffers from arthritis. While Hunter was initially a skeptic, he’s now a believer after a few RPT™ treatments. “It sounds very strange,” says Hunter, “But it works! And that’s the important thing. It works and I’m out of pain.”

Do tried RPT™ herself and reports the treatment does not hurt at all. While she doesn’t suffer from any chronic pain, Bloch was able to identify tender spots she hadn’t noticed. After treatment, Do says her tenderness went away instantly.

Watch Bloch demonstrate RPT™ on the ABC2 IN FOCUS above.

RPT™: Conquering the CrossFit Games

Their dreams were about to be shattered. After months, if not years, of grueling training, 12 Labours CrossFit Columbia had finally made it to the 2015 Atlantic Regionals. The competition involves incredible feats of physical prowess–looking to find, as they say, the Fittest on Earth. But not long after the games got going in Atlanta, 12 Labours team member Teresa Luz threw out her back, and could hardly stand. Worse, the rules prohibit a substitution.

Fortunately, another team member was able to step in. No, Jimmy Violand couldn’t compete, but he could treat Teresa with Reflexive Pattern Therapy™. Jimmy is a physical therapy assistant at Advanced Wellness Systems in Rockville and Columbia, where RPT™ was developed. New to many, RPT™ is a pain relief treatment that uses reflexes as a tool to correct patterns in the autonomous nervous system. The technique delivers fast, pressurized contact movements to problem areas, evoking a reflex that provides immediate pain relief.

Thinking fast, Jimmy got RPT™ creator Andrew Bloch on Skype, and together the two treated Teresa. In just one forty-five minute session of RPT™, Teresa’s mobility improved by 60-70% and with continued treatment, her back pain disappeared altogether. Teresa was back in the games, and her improvement showed. 12 Labours crushed their competition in the last few events and the team’s efforts landed them a coveted spot to compete in the World Games in California.

Support 12 Labours by donating on their Go Fund Me page.

WAVA’s Rich Lee and Dr. Brian Paris Beat Knee Pain

WAVA Radio’s Rich Lee beat knee pain thanks to the incredible I HATE KNEE PAIN treatment. The popular morning show host, who also happens to be one of I Hate Knee Pain’s newest patients, is on air with Dr. Brian Paris talking about what he calls his “new knees.” They were achieved without painful surgery or addictive drugs.

“I truly believe this is a great opportunity for anyone who has knee pain,” says Lee, who has been living pain free since his first visit to Advanced Wellness Systems. On air, Dr. Paris  breaks down I Hate Knee Pain’s breakthrough approach.

After seeing a tremendous amount of failure in traditional treatments such as cortisone shots and surgery, Dr. Paris combined viscosupplementation, customized physical training and lifestyle changes. During viscosupplementation, a natural substance your knee already produces is injected into the joint and provides relief instantly. Once the pain is treated, training builds strength, mobility and stability in the knees.

In the video above, Lee celebrates his “graduation” from I Hate Knee Pain. It’s a commencement indeed, marked by the beginning of walking, squatting and enjoying life without knee pain. He’s even made himself available to be the Redskins’ new kicker. The possibilities are endless with “new knees.”

If you suffer from debilitating knee pain, please visit www.ihatekneepain.com or call 301-761-5958 today. Doctors orders.

I HATE KNEE PAIN: Rich Lee Shares His Pain Relief Journey

Debilitating knee pain is a thing of the past for WAVA Radio personality Rich Lee. But his pain relief journey did’t last long. He is one of I Hate Knee Pain’s newest patients and says he’s experiencing newfound mobility in his knees only after one session.

“My only regret? I should’ve done this a lot sooner,” raves Lee in the above video chronicling his first visit to the Advanced Spine & Wellness Center in Rockville, MD.

The non-surgical treatment involves a simple injection of an FDA-approved natural substance that the body already produces. The substance lubricates and protects cartilage in the knee, allowing for almost immediate alleviation of knee pain with zero recovery time required. The treatment is  covered by Medicare and most insurance.

Impressed by the facilities, staff and treatment, Lee is now pain-free and counting down the days until his next visit.

I Hate Knee Pain is conveniently located in Rockville, MD and Elkridge, MD, and is accepting new patients. Call 301-761-5958 to schedule a free consultation.

In the Media: Dr. Paris discusses Debilitating Headaches; WUSA 9

Americans spend nearly $4 billion on over-the-counter medications to merely mask the pain caused by their debilitating headaches and migraines. A new study shows placing an anesthetic directly to the root of pain can offer long-term relief. Dr. Brian Paris of HeadachesGoAway.com demonstrates how a breakthrough medical device and physical therapy can eliminate the pulsating pain for good on WUSA 9.

For some, chronic migraines and headaches are not only painful but life-altering too. Patient Brandon Riedenhower tells WUSA9 the pain was so debilitating, he was willing to try anything. That’s when he turned to Dr. Paris and HeadachesGoAway.com for permanent relief.

The new treatment places a small catheter, called the TX360®, inside the nasal passage and directly onto the Sphenopalatine Ganglion, the source headaches and migraines. TX360® sounds uncomfortable for most people, but it tackles the pain at the source. “Boom, we drip it on and it’s done,” says Dr. Paris.

TX360® can treat cluster headaches, tension headaches and other types of chronic head pain, and is covered by most insurance.

Watch Dr. Paris on WUSA9 above and visit headachesgoaway.com if you’re ready to start your journey toward headache relief.