The best word to describe Riovana’s Sole Healing: the revolutionary recovery center for athletes and sports enthusiasts alike. This hub boasts of having state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment and top-notch medical and sports practitioners as part of its core team. The whole team ensures their customers a heightened experience, one which will help them transcend from the troubles brought about by their sports activities, to bringing out their best through conditioning and post-sports treatment.
The kind of friendship which Dr. Gar Eufemio and Coach Jim Saret have, which brought about a powerhouse partnership: the MultiSportMatriX or MSMX. These two have been buddies since their days working with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Since then, they have continuously lent their expertise in helping develop and maintain athletes’ top form.
“I specifically requested to have Jim brought in. I knew immediately that we needed him in Sole Healing after Coach Rio explained to me his concept of creating a one-stop-shop for athletes. With my background in Orthopedic Surgery and his extensive experience in Sports Science and conditioning, I believe that, together, we will be able to provide more holistic services to our clients,” said Dr. Gar, who is currently the President of the Philippine Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
“Other members of MSMX include Dr. Jun Rafanan, the incoming President of the Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine and the current Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation at The Medical City, and Dr. Philip Tan-Gatue, the Section Head of Acupuncture Services at The Center for Wellness and Aesthetics at The Medical City. As you can see, our different backgrounds allow us to deal extensively with various cases and tailor-fit solutions based on our clients’ needs, ” added Coach Jim, a consultant for the Philippine Olympic Committee and a certified conditioning expert.
“At the end of the day, we like working with each other. ” Dr. Gar candidly stated.
Coach Jim: “Sole Healing is a one-of-a-kind recovery center that provides a complete line of services from sports conditioning to recovery. We offer packages guaranteed to keep one in tip top shape before, during and after every sporting event.”
“What’s good about Sole Healing is that our services are not limited to runners alone. In fact, we also cater to other athletes like basketball players, football players and the like. Even regular people like you and me who simply want to be as fit as possible,” added Dr. Gar.
“We are proud of the services we offer here. Sole Healing is one of the few centers that offer cryo-treatment. Athletes complain of muscle and tendon soreness and joint aches during and after competitions and exercise. This slows them down in terms of training since they need time to mend. What we do with this machine is literally freeze the pain and swelling away. You only need a few minutes in one area, and we’ll get you back to working out in no time. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injection is a simple clinic procedure and takes all of half an hour to finish. First, we extract 15 cc of your blood, place it in two test tubes containing a cell separator then spin it for a few minutes in a centrifuge machine. Afterwards, the athlete’s plasma rises to the top while the other blood components sink to the bottom. All the healing cells and growth factors (the good stuff) are in the plasma. We extract this and inject it directly into the damaged tissue, under local anesthesia of course. It is very well tolerated even by our wimpy patients. This treatment is quite popular nowadays and has been tried by Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Brandon Vera.”
Coach Jim: “We also offer other services like laser and ultrasound therapy, sports massage, acupuncture, kinesio-taping and full-body stretching among others. All treatments are handled by our top-notch, charming and energetic team of registered nurses and physical therapists. In-house consultants like Dr. Gar and myself are available for consultancy by appointment.”
Dr. Gar: “What sets it apart from others is that it offers complete treatments backed up by years of experience. No need to go to another center for PT sessions or for acupuncture. Everything is in-house and offered here. Convenience is the main selling point. Oh, and the prices are very competitive too, considering the benefits of the services the center offers.”
Coach Jim: “We look forward to expanding in the years to come so we can accommodate more people in need of our services.”
“We also want to give back to our country by offering our services to deserving athletes. We feel we’ve been blessed with this opportunity to help others,” added Dr. Gar.
This kind of treatment is nothing new to the team; Dr. Gar was the founding head of the UP-PGH Sports Clinic for ten years. This is the first multi-disciplinary center that treats our less fortunate athletes for free… Dr. Jun has worked with him here since it started. Coach Jim has been working with members of the national team for the past several years.
“But right now, what we would like to focus on is how we can continuously improve our services and live up to our commitment of providing nothing short of the best when it comes to pre-sports and post-sports treatment.”
“We both look forward to healthier years ahead.”
Visit Sole Healing at the 2nd level of Riovana at the Ground Floor, Active Fun Building, 9th Avenue corner 28th Street at the Bonifacio Global City (near Honda).