A therapeutic adaptation of MRI, to treat joint pain and soft tissue damage.

Zero risk, totally pain free and non-invasive.

What is MBST®?

MBST® (otherwise known as MRT) is a non-invasive medical device from Germany that can be used in the treatment of degenerative injuries. It uses magnetic resonance (similar to MRI) to treat the body at a cellular level to stimulate healing, stunt inflammation and promote tissue regeneration. It is totally pain-free and almost anyone can have it.

What can MBST® treat?

Some of these conditions are often treated with injections, nerve blocks or even surgery. MBST® is a no-risk, pain-free option, filling the GAP between non invasive and invasive interventions.

What’s next?

Caitlin knows all there is to know, from the medical jargon to the benefits for your condition.

Typically a course of MBST® is 9 x 1 hour appointments within the space of 2 weeks. Research suggests the more condensed these sessions the better the outcome.

How does MBST® work?

The detail: When tissue breaks down through age, trauma, or overuse the body will regenerate more cells to replace those that we have lost. However in some instances, such as arthritis, the rate of degeneration exceeds the rate of regeneration and our tissues can worsen and in turn become painful.

Whilst we can try to maintain cell health through exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep routines, we don’t always win the battle. MBST is the first technological system that has been used to promote healthy tissue from a metabolic standpoint. It uses magnetic forces to influence the cells of our damaged tissues and provides the necessary energy they need to kickstart a regenerative process. Studies indicate that it can increase the thickness of cartilage layers by up to 270%. The machine also stunts the physiological mechanisms that cause inflammation in our joints and reduces that heavy, stiff feeling that we often feel with joint pain. MBST is able to reduce our pain, improve the cartilage in our joints so we are able to do the things we love for longer.

The science: Think of MBST as a therapeutic MRI scan, providing optimal healing conditions to allow tissue regeneration and repair. MRI works by surrounding the body with magnetic forces (The ‘M’ in MRI) which cause the protons in our hydrogen atoms to resonate (the ‘R’ in MRI). Because the hydrogen atoms in our various cells (skin, muscle, fat, bone etc) resonate at different rates, the MRI machine is able to use the information to create a black and white image of the inside of our bodies. The MBST does not create the image but it does use the energy therapeutically. Studies show that if a patient receives 9 one-hour sessions of MBST within close proximity, they’re cartilage cells regenerate and the patient has significant improvement in their function.

The why

We used to think that patients with conditions such as arthritis would only get worse and not better. Significant changes to hobbies would be made, tennis in the summer was a wishful dream and ski trips in the winter a distant memory. Thanks to MBST, we are now able to offer patients a positive option for their treatment, one that doesn’t involve needles, strong medication or surgery!

What research has been done?

Many studies have been carried out in the last few decades, mainly in German universities. Here is a link to some of the major publications

We hope to be carrying out an academic research program later this year in conjunction with a leading London University. More info coming soon.

MBST® London is managed by renowned Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and ex-England International rugby player, Mr Jonathan Webb. We are working alongside his team and MBST Medical to ensure this non-invasive, zero side-effect treatment intervention is accessible to all.

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MBST® Stories

Tracy, 61

Tracy is a 61 year old retired primary school teacher. All those years of bending over to help the little ones in her class, and an extensive career playing squash, her lower back has always been an issue. In the last 5 years it has been getting progressively worse, medications have stopped helping and she had resorted to numerous rounds of injections, all with varying effects. Tracy found herself fearful of exercise as she wasn’t sure what would help and what would make the pain worse. Walks with her dog were getting shorter which had an impact on her mental health. Tracy had 9 sessions of MBST and started a regime of exercises suggested by her Physio. Within 3 months, the pain in the morning was significantly better and those sharp moments of intense pain were gone. Although Tracy still has some strength to gain and some stiffness to shake, she is no longer thinking of her back all of the time. She’s happy to be back in her garden, planting her favourite flowers and spending time with the grandkids.

Catrin, 40

Catrin is a 40 year old nurse who plays competitive tennis on weekends. 2 years ago she kicked a football, and exacerbated an old cartilage injury in her right knee. Despite extensive rehabilitation, her knee remained stiff and uncomfortable and would flare up after tennis matches. 6 weeks following her MBST treatment, the stiffness is completely resolved. She is running around the tennis court much faster now and is able to play a serve and volley style of game as she prefers. Catrin’s outcome scores are already 70% better compared to baseline, a huge success for her, especially as she was considering retiring from tennis for good.

Steve’s story, 53

Post knee operations and wanting to get back to playing football, ongoing tennis elbow & now broken joints in his hand – how MBST has kept Steve doing what he loves – playing sport!

William, 29

Following a Grade 3 tear of his MCL William wasn’t able to play rugby due to the pain and his limited ability to even walk!

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