SoftWave Gets John Walsh Back On His Feet

Acoustic wave, peptide therapies put TV crime fighter back in saddle.

During the 25-year run of his television series, America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh helped law enforcement capture more than 1,200 fugitives in 45 countries and recover more than 60 abducted children.

A treatment regimen with SoftWave TRT therapy at its core has John saddling up again.

Walsh’s role in tracking down violent criminals and victims was so critical that, after a brief hiatus, the FBI, US Marshals Service and television executives begged him to come out of retirement and host a spinoff.

That was four years ago. In March, as work began on the latest season of the Investigation Discovery series In Pursuit with John Walsh, John could not say for sure that he would ever stop chasing fugitives on the run.

“We’re the richest, most powerful country in the world, but our crime rates are astoundingly high,” John states “They’re out of control, and because of that, we are so swamped with requests for our help that we can’t get to them all.

“And that’s the toughest part of doing this — turning down these people that we can’t help. It’s heartbreaking. So, while we’ve caught 28 criminals and found eight missing children in the three years we’ve done this new show, there’s still more that has to be done.”

Crime-fighting is not John’s only passion. He’s a dedicated father and grandfather and an avid polo player as well. Even at age 75, John continues to play polo regularly. He’s often needed more than passion to stay in the saddle.

For years, John has steadily leaned on a trusted physician and friend, Mel Richardson, MD, of ReGenRX Wellness, to get him back onto the polo field as injuries to his knees, hands, neck, shoulder and collarbone have forced him to the sidelines.

“The neck, shoulder and collarbone injuries are the most recent,” John points out.

Those came before a match a little more than a year ago, when he was struck from behind and thrown from his mount when another rider lost control of her horse.
John fractured his collarbone in three places, two neck vertebrae and six ribs. Time healed the ribs, but the other injuries could not be completely repaired through surgery.

“I was having a real tough time after the surgeries,” John laments. “My left arm had atrophied, and my neck and shoulder hurt all the time. I was bedridden and wondering if I would ever be able to saddle up again, literally or figuratively.

“I had no quality of life whatsoever, and to me that’s what matters most. It’s one thing to be 75 or 80 years old, but what good is it if you don’t have a good quality of life. So, I went back to Dr. Richardson and asked, What can you do for me?

The answer was plenty. After all, Dr. Richardson specializes in a variety of pain management and lifestyle optimization treatments, the most notable of which is SoftWave® Tissue Regeneration Technologies therapy.

SoftWave TRT is a patented, noninvasive therapeutic device designed to alleviate pain and expedite the healing process in damaged tissue.

Similar to an approach used for breaking up kidney stones, SoftWave TRT works through the delivery of specific frequencies of acoustic waves that enhance the flow of blood to injured areas. The acoustic waves bring about a profound change at the cellular level.

“When acoustic waves penetrate injured tissue, they trick the cells into releasing the anti-inflammatory chemicals and proteins that the body naturally produces,” Dr. Richardson explains. “These chemicals decrease inflammation, which relieves pain.

“At the same time, the sound waves attract stem cells from around the body to the injured area. Over time, usually between six and 12 weeks, those stem cells heal and regenerate the damaged tissue. But pain is typically relieved much sooner.”

A typical course of SoftWave TRT calls for patients to be treated once a week for three weeks. It can be used to treat all types of pain, including back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel pain. It even helps with urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and other sexual issues.

“It is from head to toe, the most amazing tool I’ve ever seen in medicine, and I’ve been involved in invasive pain management for almost 40 years,” Dr. Richardson conveys.

Dr. Richardson placed SoftWave TRT at the core of his plan for John. He also added peptide therapy to that plan to further stimulate cellular growth throughout the body.

“Peptides are strings of amino acids that develop naturally in the body,” Dr. Richardson educates. “Peptide therapy is an anti-aging technique that can improve mental acuity and the condition of skin, help people lose weight or even strengthen muscles.

“They also help to decrease inflammation and pain, and promote healing, and they’re very easy to take. The kind we prescribed for John are available in capsules that can be taken orally, or they can come in a nasal spray, creams or patches.”

“I’m back, and it’s all because of what Dr. Richardson did for me.” – John

The combination of SoftWave TRT and peptide treatments did wonders for John. Not only did they alleviate his pain and expedite his recovery, they helped restore the quality of life he craves and enjoys.

“Before I went back to see Dr. Richardson, I was down and in a funk,” John admits. “But he used that SoftWave TRT machine on me and got me on this regimen of peptides, among other things. Thanks to all that, I’m feeling great.

“I’m back running, lifting weights, and playing polo again. When you’re down the way I was, you wonder if you’re ever going to be able to get back in that saddle, but I’m back, and it’s all because of what Dr. Richardson did for me.

“I believe the medical world has made more advances in the last five years than it ever has, and Dr. Richardson is one of those guys who stays on top of those advances. It’s important to have a physician like that, which is why I’d recommend him to anyone.”

© FHCN article by Roy Cummings. Photo by Jordan Pysz. mkb
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