LOOKING for ways to better serve its clients and expand the services it offers, physical therapy clinic Almario Physio Team (APT) has come with a new program which it touts as an “error-free method” for treating recurring pain.

APT’s Prueba is an all-encompassing genetic profiling treatment program designed to optimize one’s health and well-being. It uses innovative diagnostics technology from the United States.

“Prueba is a physical therapy program based on a person’s DNA. This is a first in the country. Here we get insights from your genes and we use those to tailor-fit the program to how we can help you reach your health potential. It’s like customizing the program for a specific person,” Marianne Yee, a pioneer physiotherapist at APT and head of its training and research department, told BusinessWorld at Prueba’s media launch on May 30 at the clinic’s branch at The Infinity in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The program aims to find out one’s underlying health problem on recurring pain on muscles and joints, which usually occur even after a patient has already taken medicines or when procedures were already done.

Using the results of the genetic analysis as “map,” Prueba combines pain management, weight management, and strength and conditioning in one program.

This helps patients, APT said, return to their productive lives and reach their maximum health potential, without worrying about constantly going back to their physiotherapy centers.

The Prueba Premium Program consists of four steps — identification (gene profiling), preparation of the body, enhancement, and maintenance — and makes use of machines like the Rehab Roller, Rehab Capsule, Vacuum Treadmill, Body Composition Analyzer, and Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (RTUI) for core muscles. APT’s physiotherapists are trained to use these, keeping in mind the mission of giving the most comfortable and pain-free experience for the patients.

“It saves you time, money, and effort as it assures results. It utilizes the most accurate of references which are your genes. And it is for everybody,” said Ms. Yee.

She was seconded by APT Chief Executive Officer Ayeza Almario, who highlighted that a program like Prueba is very apt nowadays.

“During our seven years in the physical therapy industry, my team has constantly been looking for how we can treat patients to prevent the recurrence of pain. It’s not because I don’t want to see them again but because I understand what they are going through,” said Ms. Almario.

“If I myself spend this much time and effort but still am unsatisfied with my results, what more our patients. I told myself that I want a map that will bring me to the right direction for my health. I want to share this map with our patients,” she added.

Ms. Yee said that for now the Prueba program is only available at the clinic in The Infinity BGC but they hope to bring it to the other branches in the future.

For more information on the Prueba treatment program and other APT services and programs, visit www.almariophysioteam.com. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo