MBST or Magnetic Resonance Therapy is a treatment based on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology that is used for conditions such as bone disease, degenerative wear and sports injuries. It used to be referred to as Multi Bio Signal Technology but because of the confusion with electromagnetic field therapies which is a completely different technology the name was changed.
Magnetic resonance therapy can be used to treat damaged or worn cartilage or increase bone density in people suffering from Osteoporosis. It works by stimulating the bodies own ability to repair itself. The ability of the magnetic resonance process was discovered when doctors in Germany noticed an improvement in certain patients after they had an MRI scan.
Eventually a system was developed that utilised the positive effects of MRI to produce MBST which uses electromagnetic fields 10,000 times weaker than MRI. MRI needs a strong signal to be able to be able to scan the body where as MBST only needs to affect certain cell in the body. As the same technology is used in MBST as MRI only weaker it means that a magnetic resonance therapy treatment is totally safe and pain free.
There are many conditions that can be successfully treated with MBST including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Unfortunately this treatment is not available on the NHS but can be obtained privately. Below is a list of some of the conditions that can and have been treated.
Although MBST has been available for many years and has been used to treat tens of thousands of patients worldwide it is still relatively unknown to the general public and even to many in the medical profession. If you are a physician or just interested in the published research then you can view more on this page about published MBST research and studies.
Clare house physio is one of only a few treatment centres in the UK. Due to the expense of the equipment and the lack of knowledgeable and training needed to effectively use the equipment MBST is not as widely available in the UK as it is in the rest of Europe.