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UWI Sport Centre to showcase new pain management techniques

For Release Upon Receipt - February 24, 2010

St. Augustine

New pain management techniques will be the focus of an upcoming presentation hosted by The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). Mr Bob Moore of Canada will deliver a special presentation on new Acuscope and Myopulse therapeutic equipment for pain management at UWI SPEC on Wednesday 10th March from 5 to 8pm. 

The Acuscope and Myopulse are computer-based technologies that balance the tissue at the cellular level and put the autonomic nervous system at rest, which is the environment required by the body to heal. Solid bipolar brass probes are used with the Acuscope and Myopulse. Brass alloys, in conjunction with the conductive electrolyte, allow the two-way communication between the instrument and patient applying a sub-tingling low voltage microcurrent stimulation. The gentle current “whispers” at the tissue as opposed to “shouting” at it. These probes are to be used as an extension of the therapist’s hands for manual therapy to palpate, massage and treat the muscle structures at the same time.

The Acuscope is effective on all chronic and acute neurological and neuromuscular indications. The Myopulse Facial is excellent for sports injuries/connective tissue, contractile/non contractile tissue and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Its use also applies to acute injuries, pre/post surgical, chronic pain, MVA’s head/neck injuries, headaches, sleep disorder, stress, anxiety, infections, intractable pain patterns, scar tissue, cheloid scars, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, craniosacral balancing, lymphatic drainage, delay non-union of fractures, neuromuscular/neurological disorder and non surgical facial rejuvenation (Myopulse Facial).

As the leading higher education institution in the English-speaking Caribbean, The University of the West Indies plays a pivotal role in the development of sport and physical education in the Caribbean.  The UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) located at the St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago has a combined 34,000-plus square feet of indoor space, with seating capacity for 1360 people, as well as outdoor facilities for cricket, tennis, rugby, soccer and track and field.

For more information, please call (868) 662 2002 Ext. 2660, 2662, or 3571.

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