sam Sport secures its’ 18th NBA Team

After just 10-months since being approved by the insurance carrier for the NBA to use sam Sport for treating an injured player; sam Sport secures is 18th NBA team.

sam Sport is the only FDA cleared wearable-active Ultrasound for multi-hour treatment to accelerate recovery and is also being used for warm-up and post Practice/Game recovery (especially deep tissue injuries).

sam Sport accelerates Collagen Lay-down, increases Oxygenated Hemoglobin levels in muscles, accelerates Lactic Acid reduction, increase Angiogenesis-effect (blood vessel development) and increased multi-hour blood flow. All these mechanisms of action contribute to the injury recovery of the musculoskeletal injury.

Common injuries scripted/treated by teams in the NBA include: Patellar Tendinitis, Hamstring Strain, Ankle Injury/Achilles Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Back Injury/Pain/Spasms, Sciatic Pain, Knee Meniscus Tear/Hyper-extension and Shoulder Injury/Tendinitis.

Besides the NBA insurance coverage; sam Sport is also covered by the Insurance Carriers for injured players in the NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, WNBA and WNSL. sam Sport is also covered by most insurance carriers for injured College Athletes and now sam Sport is covered by most insurance carriers in the General Population for Workman’s Comp and No Fault Auto injuries.

For more information about sam Sport, insurance coverage and Medical Publications/Clinical Reports; contact James S. Molinaro; jmolinaro@zetroz.com (Phone: 888-202-9831)

 

sam Sport® – pain relief without meds – hosts exhibit at Major League Soccer meeting Jan. 8-9

ZetrOZ Systems LLC, makers of sam Sport® – a wearable, active ultrasound medical device to speed up healing and reduce pain for injuries – will be an exhibitor at the Major League Soccer Club Administrators Meeting, Jan. 8-9 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, Manhattan Beach, California.

What is sam Sport?

It is sustained acoustic medicine. Think pain relief without meds.

sam Sport is an ultrasound device clinically proven and FDA-cleared to enhance tissue recovery, accelerate the body’s natural healing processes and relieve pain. Adhere it to the body in a specific place, as it uses proprietary miniaturization technology to provide ultrasonic waves that penetrate five centimeters into tissue to increase circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery, and it removes waste products, such as lactic acid, from the site of a musculoskeletal injury.

Common professional soccer injuries treated with sam Sport include hamstring strain, groin pull or strain, back pain/spasms, chronic lateral/medial epicondylitis (elbow), shoulder tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, plantar fasciitis and medial collateral ligament sprain or tear.

“I have used the device (sam Sport) on so many things,” said Rick Guter, head trainer for the U.S. Women’s National Team. He has applied the ultrasound device for injuries such as chronic abductor tendinitis and acute mid-foot strain/contusion. By using it in an afternoon for a mid-foot strain, the player walked pain free the next day.

Guter recounted in Brazil last summer where a player awoke with severe groin pain. The trainers applied sam Sport, held the player from the evening game, conducted a light workout the next day and applied sam Sport again. “[The player] was available for our next game a day later,” he said.

Currently 5 Major League Soccer teams use sam Sport, as well as 16 NFL teams, 10 NHL teams, USA Cycling, U.S. Figure Skating and Rugby Canada. Six Major League Baseball teams use it, and Sam Sport signed its 18th NBA team on Jan. 3.

 

sam® Sport enters into contract with One Call Care Management (OCCM)

Discover sam® Sport, the FDA-approved, drug-free wearable pain therapy system that provides therapeutic ultrasonic waves to accelerate natural healing.

sam® Sport enters into a contract with One Call Care Management (OCCM) to expand its unique medical device for Workmen’s Compensations claims.  One Call Care Management is the largest Third Party Administrator for processing Workman’s Comp claims in the United States and is now helping to stream-line for process for patients to get the sam® Sport device to accelerate their recovery, reduce pain (without Prescription Pain Medication) and return to work faster.

sam Sport, the only FDA cleared active-wearable Ultrasound for multi-hour treatment to accelerate healing and the reduction of pain for musculoskeletal injuries will be exhibiting at the WIC 2016 conference in Orlando. FL; August 22nd – 24th.

sam® Sport is now covered by most insurance carriers for Workman’s Comp claims; accelerating the injury recovery and reducing/eliminating the need for Prescription Pain Medication.  The United States has a serious issue for Opioid-based pain medication addiction and sam® Sport offers a solution to accelerate healing and reduce pain without the use of Prescription Pain Medication.

The sam® Sport can be used as an adjunct therapy with PT and Rehab centers for use at home or at work to provide a wearable multi-hour treatment modality.

Typical injuries sam Sport is used to accelerate healing and reduce pain include:

  • Chronic Tendinitis: Elbow, Bicep, Triceps, Quads and Patella
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries, Tendinitus and Inflammation
  • Chronic Back Pain/Spasms: Lower Back, Trapezius and Sciatic Pain
  • Knee: Meniscus Tear, OA, MCL Sprain/Tear
  • Hamstring Tear or Strain
  • Ankle Sprains & Frayed Achilles/Post Achilles Surgery Recovery
  • Groin Pull or Strain
  • Post-op Hip Labrum Tear Recovery
  • Plantar Fasciitis

sam Sport and our 15th Pro Football Team

sam Sport is pleased to announce it has picked-up its’ 15th Professional Football Team who has adopted sam Sport ( www.samsport.com ).  The only FDA Cleared wearable Ultrasound for active multi-hour treatment; used on injured players or post-op recovery to accelerate the natural healing cascade and reduce pain by accelerating Collagen Lay-down, increased Oxygenated Hemoglobin in Muscles, accelerated Capillary Development and increased Blood-circulation.

Professional athletes are wearing the only FDA cleared ultrasound for multi-hour treatment during Physical Therapy/Work-outs, Warm-up and Post Practice or Game recovery.

Typical injuries sam Sport is used to accelerate healing and reduce pain include:

  • Chronic Tendinitis: Elbow, Bicep, Triceps, Quads and Patella
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries and Inflammation
  • Chronic Back Pain: Lower Back and Trapezius
  • Knee: Meniscus Tear, OA, MCL Sprain/Tear
  • Hamstring Tear or Strain
  • Ankle Sprains & Frayed Achilles/Post Achilles Surgery Recovery
  • Groin Pull or Strain
  • Post-op Hip Labrum Tear Recovery
  • Plantar Fasciitis

National Sports Medicine Experts Discuss sam® Sport as a Non-Surgical Soft-Tissue Treatment for Athletes

National Sports Medicine Experts Discuss sam® Sport as a Non-Surgical Soft-Tissue Treatment for Athletes

 “The most impressive results have been in our training room” Dr. Moorman, Duke

sam® Sport is the only wearable active ultrasound therapy device cleared by the U.S. FDA for daily multi-hour treatment. The device is worn by the injured athlete during normal physiotherapy and recovery periods to accelerate the natural healing cascade and reduce pain by activating Collagen Lay-down, increased Oxygenated Hemoglobin in Muscles, stimulate Angiogenesis and increased Blood-circulationɫ.

sam® Sport Placement for Active Ultrasound Therapy The full sam® Sport placement list is available at http://www.samrecover.com/instructional-videos

Over the last decade, multi-hour sam® Sport therapy has been extensively studied in the laboratory and clinical research settings with research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology(CIMIT).ɫ sam® Sport is covered by insurance for professional and collegiate athletes, and for a large portion of worker’s compensation and no-fault insurance claims and carriers. As clinical research and insurance coverage for sam® Sport continues to expanded, a panel of Sports Medicine experts from across the United States convened in St. Louise, Missouri at the National Athletics Trainers Annual Convention to discuss clinical uses of sam® Sport on treating soft tissue injuries and best practices in utilizing the wearable non-invasive therapy.

Sports Medicine Experts:

  • David Draper, EdD, ATC, FNATA, Professor of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Brigham Young University
  • Thomas Best, MD, PhD, Professor and Pomerene Chair of Family Medicine, Ohio State University
  • Claude T. Moorman, MD, Professor and Executive Director of the Duke Sports Sciences Institute, Duke University
  • Justin Rigby, PhD, ATC, Professor of Athletic Training and Nutrition, Weber State University
  • Karen Bloch DC, MS, ATC, CSCS, Private Practice and Member of the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Staff

 

Distinct advantages over traditional ultrasoundDr. Draper, Brigham YoungThe panel discussion focused on the types and severity of injuries that could be effectively treated with sam® Sport, and use of the device as a treatment approach as well as a prophylactic therapy. The group unanimously agreed that based on the clinical evidence and their own real-world experience sam® Sport is an effective treatment for tendon injuries such as tendonitis and tendinosis. The value of the device for the patient and physician comes from several differentiating features of the product including that it is both a non-pharmacologic and a non-surgical treatment option, and that it is a convenient therapy that can serve as a stand-alone treatment or be used as an adjunct to other treatment approaches for the patient to stimulate soft-tissue repair. According to Dr. Thomas Best of the Ohio State University “There is no current gold-standard treatment for chronic and overuse tendon injuries, yet they are very prevalent” and “sam® Sport could fill this treatment gap for us”. Dr. Claude T. Moorman of Duke University remarked on the low-risk and cost-effectiveness of sam® Sport, “Traditionally, a patient has to fail nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory injections and physical therapy to ever get approved for surgical treatment.” A medical device like sam® Sport that effectively treats pain and accelerates recovery of injured tissues early in the care pathway saves both patients and providers from needless frustration and more efficiently arrive at improved outcomes for the patient.

Dr. David Draper of Brigham Young University, stated that there are a “myriad of therapeutic uses on soft-tissue injuries for sam® Sport” and “The number one reason people come to see us is the pain – sam® Sport can help alleviate that pain allowing the patient to do more work.” He went on to say “sam® Sport can be a medical tool in the athletic trainers’ and physical therapists’ treatment regimen with distinct advantages over traditional ultrasound:

  1. It can be applied and worn anywhere.
  2. sam® Sport is easy to use typically taking less than 5 minutes to administer.
  3. The device is portable—you can take it with you.
  4. sam® Sport is applied for a long period of time (from 1 to 4 hours) that delivers more energy to the tissues than a typical 5 to 10-minute traditional ultrasound treatment.

In addition to tendon injuries, the panel universally expressed support for the use of sam® Sport in the treatment of muscle injuries and strains. Dr. Moorman remarked, “The most impressive results have been in our training room with hamstring injuries.” The panel further agreed that sam® Sport could be effectively utilized as both a therapeutic and a prophylactic therapy preventing injury.

“Think about the biology of how sam® Sport works.” Dr. Best, Ohio State


Dr. Best from Ohio State University stated
“Think about the biology of how sam® Sport works. It would make sense to me that you would use it more when you are doing a treatment whether it is eccentrics for an Achilles or a patellar tendinopathy, and you’re hoping to increase blood flow and transfer of nutrients and growth factors that would promote tissue healing.”  Dr. Rigby agreed with this treatment approach stating “sam® Sport would probably work either before or during activity, however during activity it would be much more effective than putting it on passively afterwards.”

 

 

 

Mechanisms of Action: More information about the sam® Sport mechanisms of action above are available at the company website here http://www.samrecover.com/how-does-it-work

A similar approach to pre-treatment or treatment during activity can be applied to sports as well as work-related injuries. Dr. Draper explained why sam® Sport is being integrated into collegiate athletics, “We can send the athlete out of the locker room with a device and instruct them to use it for several hours right before practice, before they come in to get taped.”

In summary, the panel of sports medicine experts who have deep knowledge and first-hand experience with the sam® Sport, expressed great enthusiasm for the clinical use of the device for the treatment of tendon and muscle injuries, as well as in the prophylactic use in work- and sports-related overuse injuries.  The experts agreed on the significant value of sam® Sport to the healthcare system from the non-pharmacologic and non-invasive device.

Reference Documentsɫ

  • Intramuscular Heating Effect Produced by Long Duration Continuous Low Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (LITUS). Journal of Athletic Training. 2015.
  • The sam® Sport system for Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Injuries, Clinical and Scientific Dossier 2015
  • Accelerated Recovery Through Ultrasound Therapy: Lactic Acid Clearance and Muscle Recovery. National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Annual Convention. St. Louis, MO. June 2015.
  • Sustained Acoustic Medicine: Wearable, Long Duration Ultrasonic Therapy for the Treatment of Tendinopathy. The Physician and Sports Medicine. Sep 2015.

sam Sport now approved for ML Soccer Teams

sam Sport is pleased to announce that it is now approved by insurance carriers for injured players in the Major League Soccer Teams (22-Men’s and 8-Women’s Teams).

sam Sport (www.samsport.com) is the only FDA cleared wearable Ultrasound for multi-hour treatment  to accelerate recovery of musculoskeletal injuries; clinically proven to accelerate Collagen Lay-down, increase Oxygenated Hemoglobin in the Muscles and accelerated Angiogenesis-effect for increased capillary development.

Typical injuries used in the MLS to accelerate healing and reduce pain include:

  • Chronic Tendinitis: Elbow, Bicep, Triceps, Quads and Patella
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries and Inflammation
  • Chronic Back Pain: Lower Back and Trapezius
  • Knee: Meniscus Tear, OA, MCL Sprain/Tear
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Ankle Sprains & Frayed Achilles/Post Achilles Surgery Recovery
  • Plantar Fasciitis

12th Professional Football Team for sam Sport

sam Sport is pleased to announce it has picked-up its’ 12th Professional Football Team who has adopted sam Sport to be used on injured players or post-op recovery to accelerate the natural healing cascade and reduce pain by accelerating Collagen Lay-down, increased Oxygenated Hemoglobin in Muscles, accelerated Angiogenesis-effect and increased Blood-circulation.

Professional athletes are wearing the only FDA cleared wearable ultrasound for multi-hour treatment during Physical Therapy/Work-outs, Warm-up and Post Practice/Game recovery.

New treatment protocols have been posted on-line under the Instructional Video section (www.samsport.com) for MCL Strain, Patella Tendinitis/Pain, Meniscus Tear and Frayed Achilles injuries.

ZetrOZ Innovative Technology for Pain Management and Accelerated Recovery

ZetrOZ has an instinctual focus on innovation. However, ZetrOZ aims to be more than innovative; it has its sights set on being revolutionary. To make that possible, the young company harnesses its miniaturized ultrasonic technology, a game-breaker in terms of ultrasound efficiency, applications, and, perhaps most importantly, availability.

Though ultrasound is a very versatile, matured, and somewhat underutilized technology, which invisibly impacts many aspects of our lives, ZetrOZ has chosen the medical community to first make its mark.

Read: World’s First Multi-Hour Wearable Device for Pain Relief Unveiled

The development of its first medical product, a pocket-sized ultrasonic diathermy device called “sam” (short for Sustained Acoustic Medicine), is not what many would think of as a medical device: small, not bulky; wearable, not implantable; affordable, not extravagant.

It’s so different that when it was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they decided to put sam in its own category: the first long-duration, wearable, ultrasound device. With the clinical data to support sam’s claims on pain therapy, ZetrOZ envisions their product as an affordable alternative to treatment center visits, drugs for pain, and devices that mask pain without spurring recovery.

ZetrOZ’s sam has revolutionized the medical field in multiple ways. To effectively generate the energy needed to provide treatment to body, therapeutic ultrasound devices tended to consume large amounts of power, necessitating sizeable battery capacity. This is different for wearable diagnostic ultrasound devices, which are abundant and demand less power to generate low level ultrasound signals.

However, “Oz Inside,” the name of ZetrOZ’s patented technology, miniaturizes the electrical components and increases the conversion efficiency of electrical energy to acoustic energy. The increased efficiency enables longer treatment times while lowering the required battery capacity. As a result, the size constraints of therapeutic devices have been reduced, making possible a wearable therapeutic device. Thus, the field of Sustained Acoustic Medicine, or sam, was born.

The challenge now facing sam and ZetrOZ is that the adoption of innovative technologies requires the lengthy process of educating practitioners about the benefits of long duration ultrasound therapy. To quickly demonstrate the effectiveness of this new therapy, ZetrOZ first entered the veterinary market, to where their first product, UltrOZ, was launched in 2011.

UltrOZ was marketed to elite equine athletes that trained for equestrian competition. The product has been so successful in helping horses recover that two members of the 2012 US Olympic Equestrian team used UltrOZ on a regular basis. Furthermore, UltrOZ was named a Finalist in the 2013 MDEM Medical Device Excellence Awards and was the only veterinary device among the three finalists. Because the placebo effect is largely absent in animal data, the promising veterinary results were useful for ZetrOZ and encouraged ZetrOZ to develop sam, the first wearable, long duration therapeutic ultrasound device for humans.

The success of ZetrOZ’s current product may revolutionize the application of therapeutic ultrasound. ZetrOZ looks to improve its fundamental designs by incorporating user feedback and forming new features, such as a novel ultrasound gel that improves the transmission of ultrasound while maintaining shape integrity to minimize treatment cleanup.  ZetrOZ is expanding its technology and therapeutic portfolio as well, working towards the development of specific ultrasound therapies targeted towards osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, and disc-related back pain.

ZetrOZ couples innovative device miniaturization with original ideas for how ultrasound can improve healthcare outcomes. A prescription based device, sam offers great pain treatment benefits to physicians welcoming enough to adopt the new technology. ZetrOZ is developing momentum with their ever increasing pile of positive evidence and support.

Collaborations with agencies including NASA, the NIH, and the Department of Defense prove that sam is not only small, but also serious. ZetrOZ believes it has built not just a medical device, but an inevitable household product.

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