What are the side effects of MBST therapy?
There have been no reported side effects of MBST therapy since it was first applied internationally in 1998
Will I immediately feel better after treatment?
Though there are different effect ranges for different conditions, for instance spinal disc pathologies can take up to 10 weeks to see consistent improvement, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are degenerative conditions and so takes time to be counteracted. Studies show in more than 80% of cases pain was significantly reduced after 3-5 sessions and patients reported associated improved mobility.
How long does the effect of the MBST therapy last, and can the treatment be repeated?
After MBST has been undertaken, additional MBST should not be necessary unless a new injury is sustained or pathology discovered, in which case the therapy can be repeated any number of times. The healing process continues beyond the conclusion of the treatment and patient data shows that significant pain reduction could be verified years after the therapy. Patient data from the treatment of osteoporosis shows a significant increase in bone density one year after treatment. While MBST treatment can be repeated any number of times, and some patients do undertake top ups 6 months or a year later, the need for top ups is uncommon.
Will I need to take medication?
MBST therapy requires no drugs, painkillers, injections, intravenous infusions or medication of any kind. Your own GP will advise you on whether or not they consider medication a necessity in your individual case.
What happens during an MBST session?
Therapy lasts for 1 hour per session. Every injury or condition will require multiple sessions that must occur on consecutive days (a brief gap may be taken as long as over half of the sessions have been completed). The amount of sessions required depends entirely on the nature and severity of the individual injury or condition, as determined by your MBST healthcare specialist.
During therapy you only need to remove your shoes, get comfortable, and let MBST work for you. Most patients bring a book, listen to music, have a chat, or just have a nap.
What does an experienced sports doctor say about MBST?
The MBST therapy supplements rehabilitation measures, speeds up healing processes and thus leads to a quick restoration of performance ability
Is the effectiveness of MBST therapy proven by studies?
The effectiveness and tolerability of the therapy when applied to many diseases and complaints of the musculoskeletal system (and their associated discomforts and impairments) are confirmed by meaningful data from numerous studies, specialist publications and peer-reviewed journals.
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