Along with restoration of sport in Russia mass media again and again raises questions regarding medical and biological assurance of sportsmen trainings. Among main reasons of sports medicine lags there are financial problems, material and technical support, staffing, interdepartmental disconnection, mismatch of normative legal documents, doping problem. These problems are obvious and the one question is brought up – how to make innovative breakthrough in sports medicine which will affect last link of this system – team therapist?

       Diagnostics equipment of sports medicine centers and medical exercises dispensaries allows to carry out obligatory detailed medical check-ups of sportsmen every year. But, unfortunately, generally these check-ups are targeted for revealing of significant pathological conditions of a sportsman and for making a decision whether to allow this sportsman to take part in contest or not. In majority of cases to evaluate energy reserves of a sportsman, cardio-respiratory system is tested, and according to acquired results therapists try to make a conclusion about efficiency of whole organism. Team therapist is obliged to do medical check-ups of his sportsmen quarterly. But major part of sports therapists has modest diagnostics possibilities and thereafter receiving of accurate information about sportsmen health condition is limited by thermometer, tonometer, phonendoscope and, sometimes, portable electrocardiograph. Team therapist is the last person who approves a sportsman before every contest. That is why he is willing to know real degree of sportsman readiness and to foresee still actual problem of sudden cardiac death in sport, all this forces him to look for advanced medical technologies.

       After respective topical updates, therapist of cycle racing pro-team “Katusha”, since April, 2008, uses in his work unique unparalleled in diagnostics sphere medical device developed by the Institute of Practical Psychophysics under guidance of Academician of medical and technical sciences V.I. Nesterov. Compact-size hardware-software system “Metatron”-4025 with “Metapathia GR Hunter” software is functioning on the basis of “Screening diagnostics method” technology. This method reveals possible localization of pathological process and degree of its development (accuracy 79.9%). Screening diagnostics method is based on non-invasive use of electric signals (1.8 – 8.2 Hz) and biological feedback between patient and unit. “Metatron” system has a license for corresponding medical use.

       Objective of testing was to reveal hidden pathological processes in whole organism of a sportsman and evaluation of muscles tone. It is possible to achieve maximum efficient treadling only with normal muscle tonus of a sportsman, symmetrical position of spine bones and correspondingly optimal seating on a bike. In physiological aspect each muscle of a body reflex-related to a specific internal organ, endocrine gland, nerve, vertebra. That is why reflex effect of “problem” organ will cause muscle disbalance with appearance of functional blocks in spine, blood flow disturbance and early decrease of endurance.

       85 sportsmen from Russian cycle highway and track professional and continental racing national team “Katusha” aged 16 – 38, were periodically examined during this time period. In all cases muscle disbalance of various degrees was revealed with absence of any marked clinical symptoms and complaints. Reasons of muscle tone asymmetry were related with early and light manifestation of: intestines dysbacteriosis (colon bacillus, helminthiasis, rhinoviruses), catarrhal gastritis, duodenitis (helicobacter pylori), gall bladder dyskinesia, chronic tonsillitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic bronchitis, radiculopathy chronic prostatitis, urethritis, nephrolithiasis, caries and muscle triggers. In one third of cases simultaneous standard clinical researches evaluated revealed changes as an upper verge of “normal” condition. Practically sports therapists managed to “look into” condition of sportsmen “pre-pathology” and find there some hidden reserves. Abilities of hardware system allowed to choose efficient medications, homeopathic and phytotherapeutic preparations and food supplements, to reveal allergens, to recommend individually optimal diet. Besides using bio-resonance chamber it is possible to prepare necessary homeopathic preparations and carry out bio-resonance therapy directly.

       Re-examination carried out before and during races of many days made possible to monitor dynamics of sportsmen functional condition and to correct applied restoration procedures in proper time. As a result of chronic infections nidi focused sanation and prophylactic measures improved condition of internal organs and correspondingly muscle tonus of cyclists on average up to 30% from initial values. Starting from 2008 many cyclists achieved great results in professional and amateur contests, Russia and World Championships.  Cycle racing pro-team “Katusha” in its first season reached 6th place according to UCI world rating. Now it already holds 3rd place. There were no dismisses from races of many days by medical reasons.


Thus main advantages of this system for sport therapist are:

1. Fast speed of complex evaluation of sportsman health condition.

2. Visualization of muscle tone disbalance.

3. Highly reliable objectification of organs and systems pre-clinic conditions, which often regarded as normal conditions by traditional medicine.

4. Possibility to find out real reasons of pathological process and muscle disbalance.

5. Operative monitoring of sportsman’s functional condition dynamics and treatment course in any conditions of training or contest processes.

6. Possibility to give proven reasons for rehabilitation medical procedures for generally healthy sportsmen.

7. Targeting for prophylaxis and prognosis.


Conclusion: “Metatron” system which was used in our work meets all modern requirements for mass screening researches and may be recommended for application in sports medicine.


A.P. Yablunovsky

therapist of cycling pro-team “Katusha”

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