News & Updates

April 2017

Jennifer Chu, M.D.'s article "American football and other sports injuries may cause migraine/persistent pain decades later and can be treated successfully with electrical twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ETOIMS)" has been published by BMJ Innovations

This paper is available online at http://innovations.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/bmjinnov-2016-000151

You can access your article using the toll-free link http://innovations.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/bmjinnov-2016-000151?ijkey=1QPVkfhrkD7w3VX&keytype=ref.

January 2016:

The link to our BMJ manuscript can be found here: casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2015-211816.short

December 2015:

eToims manuscript on pain as a global health topic was accepted by the BMJ, British Medical Journal, for publication. BMJ is one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. Please see below for additional information.

Acute Pain: eToims Clinical Effectiveness 
 
Chronic pain: Finding Trigger Points with eToims 
 
Twitches of Choice Rapidly Fatigue 
 
When the BMJ publishes the manuscript entitled "Chronic refractory myofascial pain and denervation sensitivity as a global public health disease", this will be the first public introduction of the association of presence of autonomous twitches of such magnitude in chronic pain as a result of chronic partial denervation.  The importance and learning points for eToims is summarized as:

 

 

 Chronic refractory myofascial pain (CRMP) is a neuromusculoskeletal disease caused by spondylotic radiculopathies following acute or chronic cumulative trauma with denervation supersensitivity induced peripheral and central, mechanical and electrical hyperexcitability.

 The root cause of CRMP is neuromuscular ischaemia at deep myofascial trigger points in tightened/shortened/stiffened muscles from spondylotic radiculopathy related partial denervation that maintains/aggravates CRMP.

 Systematic reviews show lack of effective treatments for CRMP. Since CRMP is a global public health problem with a huge economic toll on society, governments of developed and developing nations should invest in safe, efficacious, cost-effective novel systems such as ETOIMS for its prevention and management.

 ETOIMS is a safe and efficacious innovation for repetitive, lifelong whole body treatments for CRMP management as a real-time preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic armamentarium. It empowers patients in their own healthcare since it can also be self-performed.

 The commonly available sphygmomanometer is useful as an inexpensive, practical, objective, real-time pain monitor for clinical follow-up of ETOIMS treatments.

December 2014:

The Efficacy of Surface Electrical Twitch Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation for Patients with Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Po-Ching Strong, Jia-Chi Wang, Si-Huei Lee, Yi-Cheng Chen, Rai-Chi Chan

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Presented at the Taiwan Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual

Meeting, Taipei Taiwan, February 2013.

 

Objectives: To compare the efficacy of pain relief by using surface electrical twitch

obtaining intramuscular stimulation(surface eToims ) machine with transcutaneous

electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) in patients with chronic myofascial pain syndrome.

Methods: This is a single-blinded pilot study. Twenty patients with the diagnosis of

chronic myofascial pain syndrome were recruited. The patients were randomly

assigned to eToims group (n=10, mean age=56.2±7.6,F/M=7/3,pain duration=26.2

±16.4 m) and TENS group (n=10, mean age=54.7 ±8.4, F/M=8/2 ,pain duration=24.2

±14.1 m). Both groups of patients were all received 40 minutes treatment every twice

a week and 6 consecutive treatments were executed. VAS, pain disability index,

FABERE, SLRT, arm flexibility, algometer, muscle power, and microcirculation were

collected as outcome measures.

 

Results: The eToims group showed significantly better scores than the TENS group in

VAS during exercise, pain-pressure threshold, and micro-blood circulation. No

significant difference noted for VAS at rest, ADL and muscle strength.

 

Conclusion: Surface eToims has a promising role in pain alleviation, increasing range

flexibility and balanced microcirculation. It can provide a better alternative treatment

for chronic myofascial pain syndrome than TENS.

September 2014:

eToims is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, by Pullitzer Prize winning journalist Art Carey:

www.philly.com/philly/health/20140921_Well_Being__New_treatment_uses_electricity_to_ease_pain.html

October 2013:

Obtained Singapore regulatory approval and licensing for marketing ET127 for treating pain.

September 2013:

eToims has been cleared by the European Union's representative body SGS as the first and only evoked response stimulator in the world that has been approved to treat pain!

June 2013:

eToims is now available in Hong Kong at:

Mr. Siu On Lau (physiotherapist)

HEMAX HEALTH PRODUCTS CO., LTD

Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road

Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Room 1508

email: on.lau@hemaxhealth.com

 

May 2013:

eToims has recieved a purchased agreement from the world's leading English Premier League football club to buy eToims advanced rehab medicine technology!

April 2013:

The first independent clinical trial of eToims was conducted at the second largest hospital in Asia. Statistically significant findings include increased range of motion vs TENS, pain pressure threshold, and decreased pain levels. The hospital will continue to do advanced studies to record the benefits of eToims vs other established treatment therapies.

Feb 2013:

eToims Medical Technology (Singapore) Pte Ltd exhibited at the Rehab Tech Asia 2013 which was well represented by participants from 27 countries . We showcased and launched to Asia, our innovative, non-invasive, state-of-the-art rehabilitation engineering for myofascial pain/discomfort treatment.

Nov 2012:

eToims ET127 constant current stimulator for treating neuromusuclar disability has been integrated into the health clinic of one of the world's largest and most prestigious private industrial conglomerates located in Southeast Asia. The factory has been using our eToims technology since March 2012.

Further, our eToims equipment has been integrated into one of the largest hospitals in Asia, located in Taiwan, which treats more than 2 million people annually. We would like to thank all of our partners for their continued support.

Sept 2012:

eToims Medical Technology, LLC announces its current Asia distributors list and is pleased to report its recent Taiwan FDA approval in addition to existing approvals in the European Union and Canada. eToims has further recieved patent approvals in most major markets throughout Europe, Canada, the U.S., China, Southeast Asia, Russia, Japan, South America, Australia, South Africa, and others!

TAIWAN

GOOD LINE, INC
20F, no. 29-2, Sec. 2
Zhongzheng E. Rd., Danshui Dist
New Taipei City 251
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: +886 - 2 - 2808 3912
EMail: info@goodline.com.tw (Contact Wilson Liao)

KOREA

DOOYANG MEDCAN CORPORATION
Kumjung-Ku
Namsan-Dong
Yusung Bldg. 2fr.
Busan
South Korea 609-815
Phone: 82-51-5834521
Email: dymedcan@korea.com (Contact: Hee Dong Bae)


SINGAPORE

Radiance Medical Systems
10 Bukit Batok Crescent #07-01
The Spire
Singapore 658079
Website : www.radiancemed.com.sg
Phone : +65-63162712
Fax : +65-63162713
Mobile : +65-97997776
Email: steven.ho@radiancemed.com.sg

June 2012:

eToims Medical Technology has appointed Vereburn Medical, one of Canada's leading medical and physiotherapy products suppliers as an official distributor for the Canadian territory. Vereburn is a family owned company that has been in business for more than 35 years.

VEREBURN MEDICAL SUPPLY LTD
914-55 Avenue, NE,
Calgary
Alberta
Canada T2E 6Y4
Phone: 800-263-1055
Fax: 800-645-6415
Website: www.vereburn.com
Contact: cary.grant@vereburn.com (Calgary: 403-219-2911)
john.anders@vereburn.com (Ontario: 705-321-5646)
 

eToims Medical Technology atteneded the National Physiotherapists Conference in Saskatoon, Canada on May 23rd, 2012.

February 2012:

eToims Medical Technology exhibitted at the 1st Singapore Rehabiltation Conference and it was a great success! eToims gave demo treatments to physiotherapists, physicians, occupational therapists, and others and everyone got pain relief and enjoyed the treatment! Attendees included clinicians from Singapore, Indonesia, Phillippines, China, India, and other countries.

January 2012:

One of the world's most recognizable sports brands (A Leading UK football club) continues to use eToims in its 2011/12 football/soccer season! State-of-art testings for muscle tone recordings have confirmed that a 10 minute eToims treatment provides pain relief by normalizing increased muscle tone!

September 2011:

eToims is actively searching for new distribution partners around the world. eToims has already signed up distributors in Canada, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries, with new distributors in Europe and the Middle East on the horizon! Please contact us for more information. eToims is already in active use in Canada and the UK, with clinicians demonstrating both clinical and financial success!

May 2011:

eToims has been trialed and well recieved by many major top European football (soccer) clubs in the UK, Spain, and Italy, as well as 2 of the top 3 professional tennis players in the world!

April 2011:

"Dance of the Twitches" video: www.youtube.com/watch

March 2011:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact:
Jennifer Chu, M.D.
eToims Medical Technology, UK and USA
jchu@etoims.com
(P): +215-387-0550, extension 100
www.etoims.com

eToims® Medical Technology Launches Sports Development Program With Leading Football Franchise

London, UK, March 15, 2011


eToims® Medical Technology has announced an innovative Sports Development Program with a leading UK football franchise to refine and improve athletic therapy and conditioning. This partnership joins together the Sports Medicine and Science Department of one of the most recognized brands globally in sports with eToims®’s revolutionary patented system. Initial positive results include symptom improvement and enhanced recovery in individuals with nerve-related muscle symptoms.

Jennifer Chu, MD, Emeritus Associate Professor, former Director of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, University of Pennsylvania Medical School and eToims® inventor states: “The club’s football players whom I treated with eToims®, all showed very tight core muscles making them hip, knee and ankle injury prone. Similar injuries occur in tennis, track and other sports but studies show that professional football is 1000 times more injurious than other high risk occupations".

The non-invasive eToims ET127 device is used for surface stimulation of neuromuscular junctions (trigger points), in acute and chronic neuromuscular pain/discomfort conditions. eToims® reaches deep to produce twitch contractions of muscle fibers apposed to bone and joints. These characteristic twitches facilitate circulation to the deepest tissues by contraction and instantaneous relaxation of individual shortened, tight muscles, resulting in immediate improvement in pain/discomfort and physical function.

“The development of non-invasive techniques in electrodiagnosis is expected in 21st-century medicine,” said Bhagwan Shahani, MD, PhD (Oxon), past president of American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and former Chairman and Professor Emeritus, Neurology and Rehabilitation Department, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine. “I am excited that eToims® both mobilizes joints and relieves patients’ pain and discomfort. Clinicians are looking for new techniques to offer patients the ability to regain control of their lives by eliminating pain.”

Francis Bruyninckx, M.D., Director, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, University of Leuven, Belgium explains: " When too much muscle tightness and pain preclude the use of conventional exercise therapy, this treatment may still effectively exercise these tight, painful muscles--giving potential for eToims® as an exercise therapy over conventional methods. Unlike many forms of pain relieving medication, as a non-narcotic, eToims® has a unique and potentially groundbreaking ability to provide functional improvement with few contraindications and rare side effects".

If eToims® successfully returns the patient to work, remuneration for work would exert a positive effect on family and friends. Some medications, by clouding the mind and not helping function, do the opposite. eToims® is compatible with taking medication and has potential to decrease the amount of or end pain medications.

Devices are now available for sale across the European Union, Asia and Canada. Visit http://www.etoims.com

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC is ISO 13485:2003 certified in late 2009 and eToims® ET127 Evoked Response Stimulator received the CE Mark. The company, established in 2006 commercializes pioneering research in diagnosing and treating nerve-related muscle pain with non-invasive Electrical Twitch Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation (eToims®), a unique and novel diagnostic therapy for healing nerve-muscle pain/discomfort related to sports, work, auto-accidents, repetitive motion, activities of daily living and aging.


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November 2010:

Please click on the link below to view a short instructional video on eToims® clinical effectiveness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGuCDzdXb54&feature=player_embedded

September 2010:

eToims® has been adopted into the training and rehab regimen of one of the world's top tennis players who has won multiple Top Championships after previously not being able to win due to injury! The athlete and his physiotherapy staff travel with the eToims® ET127 portable machine to each of their tournaments for prehab and rehab sessions.

July 2010:

One of Europe's top football (soccer) clubs will be adopting eToims® as an "adjunct to post exercise recovery and the restoration of 'normal' biomechanics" for its first-team players in its upcoming Fall 2010 season!

Please watch the following video that shows the painless rapid individual muscle fatigue phenomenom during eToims® treatment:

www.youtube.com/stopmusclepain

 The video illustrates the grade-5, top-level eToims®-Twitch which occurs when muscles are loose, and leads to long-standing pain relief and range of motion & mobility increases.

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC exhibited at Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress 2010 from July 22-25th.

May 2010:

eToims® is now being used to treat Olympic athletes, including gold medalists from Beijing 2008! eToims® treatment sessions are now available in Calgary, AB, Canada, as well as prestigious University hospitals in Montreal, Canada and Leuven, Belgium.

April 2010:

eToims® is now being used to treat elite professional athletes in Europe! The increases in range of motion, flexibility and pain reduction have been excellent, as well as athletic performance and movement. More news to follow..

March 2010:

eToims® is used to treat a Professional Baseball pitcher for a top US professional baseball team! He has thrown many scoreless innings in the beginning of this season since recieving eToims® treatments, and has been very impressed with his increases in range of motion.

February 2010:

eToims® is used to treat a select group of division 1 college football players and all-stars that participated in the 2010 NFL Combine. Those who were injured were able to recover, and their performance was very strong. April 2010 Update: Congratulations to the players who recieved eToims® and were drafted into the pros!

January 2010:

eToims® is now being used at one of the largest athletic training and performance centers in the world, located in the U.S. The results have been very strong with injury recovery times drastically cut to as little as a few days for neck & back spasms and tendinitis, depending on the severity of the nerve and muscle damage.

November 2009:

eToims® is featured on the CBS news in Philadelphia to an estimated audience of 300,000 viewers. Please watch:

www.youtube.com/watch

October 2009:

eToims® ET127 Evoked Response Stimulator recieves the right to use the "CE Mark" for the European Union, Canada and many countries in Asia and Latin America. Specialist training in The eToims® Technique is now available for health care practitioners with active licenses in the European Union. eToims® Medical Technology, LLC now meets the requirements of ISO 13485: 2003 and has passed the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and QS (Quality Systems) certifications.

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC exhibited at the following conferences in October:

*American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM): October 7-9, 2009
*American College of Rheumatology: October 18-20, 2009
*American Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R): October 22-24, 2009

Additionally, eToims® founder Dr. Chu moderated a special interest panel on myofascial pain at AANEM on October 10th, 2009.

May 2009:

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC launches its redesigned website at www.etoims.com.

November 2008:

Article published in Philadelphia’s Main Line Today magazine on eToims® and eToims® founder Dr. Jennifer Chu’s cyclone relief efforts in Myanmar.....

September 2008:

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC presents at the AdvaMed 2008 Conference in Washington D.C.

August 2008:

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC forms its Scientific Advisory Board consisting of a distinguished group of national and international physicians.

August 2008:

Study published in the August 2008 issue of the Journal of Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology on the safety and efficacy of The eToims® Technique used in the management of nearly 100 patients with chronic refractory myofascial pain.

May 2008:

eToims® Medical Technology, LLC receives recognition as one of the top 3 Emerging Growth Biotechnology Companies of 2008 from Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners of Pennsylvania and Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia.

May 2007:

Philadelphia Magazine features eToims® (Electrical Twitch Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation) as one of the Innovative Pain Treatments From the City's Top Doctors.