Client Testimonial

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Christine Gibbs at A Step Ahead Physio who not only got me running again but enabled me to complete the NY Marathon this year. I have had a long history of IT Band problems. Christine treated me with active release therapy, ultra sound and gave me a stretching and strengthening program. She also recommended orthotic soles. The very first time I tried them I was amazed at how much support they gave me. My foot mechanics are now sound and I have been running pain free ever since. If it were not for Christine’s treatment and orthotic soles I have no doubt I wouldn’t have even got to the start line let alone the finish of the marathon. Thanks ASAP!

ARP Wave

ARP Wave stands for Accelerated Recovery Performance. It works on the body’s “wiring system”, the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It helps the brain communicate with the rest of the body to treat the neurological origin of pain and restricted movement.

The ARP Wave machine is an electronic device that uses electrodes to determine the source of your symptoms. Throughout the course of your treatment, these electrodes are used on the points identified to eliminate pain and train your body absorb force properly. If your muscles are not absorbing force, it is going somewhere else in your body which results in damage.

ARP Wave therapy locates areas of damaged, inflamed tissue with scar tissue around it. ARP Wave therapy enables the nervous system to communicate with these areas and breaks up the scar tissue enabling the damaged area to heal.

Who it’s good for:

  • Patients in chronic pain or on pain medication
  • Patients with “mysterious” or undiagnosed pain/symptoms
  • Patients with neurologic disorders, spinal cord injuries, or strokes
  • Post-surgical patients
  • Patients with swelling

Please refer to the ARP Wave testimonials page for more information:


Last year I was on the verge of giving up running and now I'm back to doing around 60 miles per week and have three ultra marathons planned for this year. I have already completed a 50K. The ARP allowed me to still run whilst having treatment which makes a big difference. In addition to the treatment, ARP highlighted where the main issue was. Christine knew all along it wasn't in the foot/ankle but no doctors could identify exactly where it was. 
Mike Ridsdale, Ultra Marathoner