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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.

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:

Rave Reviews for RPT™ in The Post

“The unconventional method relieves pain in minutes,” according to The Washington Post reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel in an exclusive and in-depth look at Reflexive Pattern Therapy™ and creator Andrew Bloch. Douglas-Gabriel even tried the “slapping” treatment for herself and reports it resulted in immediate relief for her pesky lower back pain.

The Washington Post gets a first-hand account of how RPT™, a combination of physical therapy and acupuncture minus the needles, came to the rescue for 12 Labours CrossFit Columbia team member Teresa Luz. During the CrossFit Games regionals in Atlanta, she suffered what could’ve been a competition-ending injury if it wasn’t for Andrew Bloch, owner and physical therapist at Advanced Wellness Systems, and his breakthrough technique. “It was a storybook ending to the whole experience,” describes Teresa.

Read The Washington Post exclusive to see what happened to Teresa and 12 Labours, and how RPT™ treats even the most excruciating chronic pain.

RPT™ is covered by most insurance and can only be found at Advanced Wellness Systems.

In the Media: RPT™ Creator Andrew Bloch

Andrew Bloch, DOM, MSPT, ATC knows pain and how to treat it. His breakthrough Reflexive Pattern Therapy™ treatment relieves pain in patients from age six to 102. Bloch tells Today in PT how he’s successfully combined physical therapy and acupuncture to treat even the most debilitating pain immediately.

RPT™ is based on the principles of Eastern medicine. Bloch looks for reactive points that correlate with where the patient is feeling pain. Once he identifies the reactive points, Bloch activates reflexive energy, which, in turn, alleviates the pain. “If you have back pain, I would never touch your back to get rid of your pain,” notes Bloch.

When illustrating the complexity of RPT™ to his patients, Bloch compares the treatment to a light bulb. “If your back pain is a light bulb that is not working, most people work on the light bulb,” explains Bloch. “I treat the light switch.” This method resets the body and provides long-lasting relief.

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.

RPT™: Pro Golfers’ Fast Pain Relief

Helping golfers improve their swings often leaves the professionals at Lakewood Country Club feeling below par. Golf professionals Shellie Ferguson and Nicholas Keefer often experience intense pain from spending long hours teaching on the golf course. Luckily, for these pros, tee time led to RPT time, which stands for Reflexive Pattern Therapy, a breakthrough treatment for fast pain relief created by Andrew Bloch and found only at Advanced Wellness Systems.

RPT combines Western and Eastern approaches to pain relief, focusing on particular patterns within the autonomous nervous system that, when located and corrected, relieves chronic pain. This unique technique uses reflexes to fix these patterns, but instead of using a reflex hammer, Andrew uses his hands to deliver fast, pressurized contact movements to patients’ problem areas. “The movements I use evoke a reflex from the patient, causing their body to react with equal momentum,” Andrew explains, “That momentum results in immediate pain relief.”

No, he’s not exaggerating. RPT gives patients immediate relief. Take it from golf pro Shellie Ferguson, who was hardly able to stand up when she first visited Andrew at Advanced Wellness Systems. After just one session of RPT, she was able to walk out of the office pain free. “After the first therapy, I felt instant relief.”

But RPTisn’t just a one-time thing. Once the pain is alleviated, Andrew turns his focus to the somatic nervous system and equips his patients with stretches to strengthen their core for long-term relief. With RPT’s long term relief, your body will be ready for for the front nine, and the back nine.

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