Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre receiving Tecar Therapy from Dr. Kindy Parmar under Dr. William Kessler's care. The Winback machine seen in the video is housed at Kessler Family Wellness in Southern California, and is courtesy of former UFC heavyweight, and current Bellator star, Cheick Kongo.

Over the past few weeks, former UFC Welterweight champion and mega star, Georges St-Pierre has been receiving an innovative, rehabilitative series of treatments known as Tecar Therapy in Southern California at the Kessler Family Wellness Center. Under the care of Dr. William Kessler and Dr. Kindy Parmar, GSP is receiving several Tecar treatments to help reduce scar tissue build-up, increase circulation and increase range of motion and mobility on the left knee that was surgically repaired for a torn ACL about 3 months ago.

What is Tecar Therapy?

Tecar Therapy is the combination of electrical pulses and massage via a machine (Winback Machine) that uses two electrodes and a generator that produces high frequency (0.5 MHz), mono-polar alternating current. The active electrode is held by the therapist and guided manually and typically with some pressure in conjunction with massage. The passive electrode is placed on the lumbar region or a distal portion of the affected limb to close the circuit.

CET (Capacitive Electrical Transfer) reactions produced by the CET system are mainly centered around the electrode because it is designed to act as a capacitor and provide local increase in energy. The active electrode is the equivalent of a capacitive plate covered by a dielectric insulating film. The second capacitor plate is actually the patient, attached to a passive electrode that closes the circuit.

RET (Resistive Electrical Transfer) reactions produced by the RET system are concentrated in the deepest, strongest tissue, mainly joints and tendons. These very dense tissues have a lower water content, thus allowing them to be more receptive to the energy produced than tissue with higher water content. RET mode produces a rise in internal temperature by direct application of current to the skin (uses a different, non-insulated electrode than the one in the CET system). Here the energy is less dissipated and penetrates deeper.

Georges has been described by Dr.s Kessler and Parmar as a model patient and is very conscientious about being on time and giving a few day's notice if he's unable to make an appointment. The remainder of his treatments will span the course of the next 3.5 months and are roughly 20-25 minutes in length for each one, 3 times/week.

The Winback machine in Dr. Kessler's office was provided by former UFC and current Bellator Heavyweight star, Cheick Kongo. Video kindly provided by Kessler Family Wellness with the consent of Georges St-Pierre.

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