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RSD advocate Joseph Aquilino’s quest to appear on Dr. Oz

Joseph Aquilino

As you know, we treat many patients living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) with Calmare Therapy. Via Facebook, I was fortunate to meet Joseph Aquilino, “Joey Giggles,” a nationally recognized  advocate for RSD and other chronic diseases. He has lived with severe RSD since 2008 after a work-related accident. Nonetheless, he tirelessly speaks out about new treatment options and medical insurance challenges. Ultimately, he provides a supportive nationwide sounding board for people living with chronic disease and pain via his Blog Talk radio programs. To date, he has amassed tens of  thousands of friends and followers who support him via several social media outlets.

I’ve had the privilege of appearing monthly on his “RSD and You” radio program since late last year. He and his many supporters are on a quest to have Joey appear on the “Dr. Oz Show” to discuss life with RSD. He has started a petition which will eventually be submitted to program producers. We encourage you to take a moment and support his herculean effort http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/RSDanddroz .

Thank you and best regards,

Dr. Cooney

Mayo Clinical Trial using Calmare scrambler therapy for study

February 2, 2012

The Mayo Clinic is still posting for study participants to engage in scrambler therapy treatment for chronic pain in patients with rash from Varicella Zoster Virus infection. To learn more, visit http://clinicaltrials.mayo.edu/clinicaltrialdetails.cfm?trial_id=101568

Calmare Pain Therapy featured on “Living with Hope” radio program

I was honored to be the guest on Trudy Thomas’ “Living with Hope” radio program last week to talk about Calmare Therapy and answer callers’ questions. Trudy is a well-known supporter and activist for people living with pain and other chronic diseases.  She specializes in introducing new treatment options to people who may not experience successful outcomes with traditional medical treatment.

Some of our former Calmare patients were kind enough to call in during the show to share their personal experiences. The phone lines and questions submitted by email were so busy that our show was extended beyond the one-hour segment. I’d like to thank Trudy for her time, candor and expertise. She’s a true professional and it was an honor working with her.

Dr. Michael Cooney

Watching Calmare Therapy change people’s lives

Providing Calmare Therapy has made a strong impression on our entire staff–doctors, physical therapists and administrative team here at Rutherford Allied Medical Group.  First, we have enjoyed the privilege of welcoming new patients from far beyond the borders of New Jersey.  This week, a woman from Michigan is with us undergoing treatment for reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). How did she find us–from the recommendation of another patient who was here during the summer from Indiana, suffering from fibromyalgia and RSD.

Perhaps the most significant impact has been to watch patients’ lives virtually change over a period of just a few weeks.  Many of our Calmare patients have been living “on the sidelines” for several years as a result of constant pain and the side affects of invasive medical treatments and painkillers needed just to get through another day. We have seen children, teenagers, people just starting their adult lives and seniors who want to enjoy their golden years.

As one 20-something patient stated, “Calmare has given me my life back.”

Needless to say, we all enjoy coming here to work everyday. For us, Calmare brings new meaning to “job satisfaction.”

Best regards,

Dr. Cooney

Breaking News: U.S. Military Introduces Calmare Pain Therapy nationwide

We’ve just learned today that our U.S. Military has researched Calmare Pain Therapy and purchased several units of the technology for its use. Although scheduled to close its doors at the end of this month, Walter Reed Army Medical Center was the first known military-affiliated healthcare facility to offer Calmare in 2010.

The confirmed expansion of Calmare into military medical centers nationwide reaffirms the growing support and understanding of this revolutionary technology to relieve several kinds of debilitating pain.  Now, more of our wounded soldiers will have immediate access to state-of-the-art pain relief –without reliance on debilitating pain medications.

 

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