Dr. Holst’s SoftWave Story
I have a bad left knee, my left knee. The problem started about 25 years ago and thank God it was more off than on. Occasionally I’d get a little hitch in my giddy-up and I’d have to set my knee. Or sometimes after sitting for a long period, it would get to me, but for the most part, it was good. That all ended about six months before the pandemic. For those six months prior to the pandemic, my knees started to bark at me all the time. I was experiencing all-day-long symptoms. It interfered with my sleep, I’d wake up in the middle of the night five or six times because I had pain in my knee. I also couldn’t sit for more than 10 minutes of driving which made going to see my grandson, my brand-new grandson who lives three and a half hours away, difficult because I would be in such pain from the long period of sitting. I also had problems going down the stairs. So, for the first time, I went to an orthopedist and got an X-ray. The results were bone-on-bone contact, and I got the obligatory cortisone injection. The first cortisone injection only gave me less than a week and a half of relief. I had to wait three months for the second cortisone injection and the relief only lasted a day and a half. Then I tried the gel injection, but that didn’t do anything for me. In my last conversation with the orthopedist, he told me that I had two options, I could either learn to live with it, or I could get a total knee replacement. You may have heard me say this before, but I’m an original equipment sort of guy. I like what God gave me and thought of somebody cutting my knee out and throwing it in the garbage didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. I’ve seen a lot of nightmares (yes, I’ve seen success stories as well) and you know, if you’re one of those with a poor reaction, there’s no going back. That’s it, you’re done. I opted to pray for a solution instead….
Well, about a year later I found it! Our new program called SoftWave.
Now that I’ve been doing Softwave therapy, I am about 60 – 70% better! I can sleep through the night without a problem, I can sit for as long as I want without having to get up and set my knee before I walk, I can go up and down the stairs without a problem, and I can sit for any length of time without pain. Which means…I can drive to see my grandson three and a half hours away! For me, it’s been the third
option that the doctor didn’t give me. SoftWave has been working well and I know it will continue to heal because of the healing response that the therapy provides.
More About SoftWave Therapy
SoftWave Therapy or Stem Wave or Shock Wave as it is also called, is an effective approach to healing the human body using acoustic waves to stimulate your body’s natural processes for self-repair.
Although we keep referring to Softwave as new technology, it is not new. It has been utilized in Europe for over 14 years! It helps people to avoid major orthopedic surgery which is what caught the attention of Dr. Holst. After doing some research he found patient after patient videos of people experiencing relief: shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, knee pain, from one session with software.
Dr. Holst discovered that in many countries in Europe, if you’re told you need major orthopedic surgery, you must do Softwave Therapy before they will pay for the surgery and if they find that surgery is necessary, patients are required to do Softwave Therapy for the healing process after surgery. It literally causes a healing response!
How Does It Work?
Inside of the applicator head, SoftWaves are created using an electrode contained within a soft latex dome filled with water. When charged with electricity, the electrode creates a spark under the water. This spark produces the SoftWave that travels out of the applicator and into the affected area being treated. The applicator is what’s called unfocused, so the head is about two inches across. And the SoftWave it sends out is a sound wave with a light force, that exits through the water and the membrane at over 3000 miles an hour. This causes a shearing effect on the cell membrane which stimulates a healing response in the cell. This is called angiogenesis, meaning your body will produce more blood vessels, which brings more blood into the area which is the body’s natural healing response reaction. It also causes an activation of your own stem cells so as old, degenerated cells die off; stem cells become replacement cells. That’s the healing process that takes place over a 10 – 12 week period. It is one of the reasons this therapy is also called Stemwave Therapy.
An additional benefit that is more immediate is that the Softwave machine drives down inflammation, so as patients get off the table, they often feel an immediate response. Sometimes it is decreased pain, or decreased pressure, or an increase in range of motion.
Dr. Holst has been seeing amazing results in his knee, so he personally endorses SoftWave Therapy! We have been seeing patients who drive over an hour as there are only around 400 SoftWave machines in the country. We are excited about this Softwave Technology because it is an effective, non-invasive treatment that fits perfectly into our mission of moving patients toward Better Health, Naturally. If you’re interested in checking it out and seeing if Softwave will work for you, give us a call to set up your appointment!