Interview mit Simone Märten über die Idee zu „PERL“

Gründerin und Visionärin Frau Simone Märten-Hosemann

Schmerzen nehmen ist für die Therapeutin Simone Märten Antrieb, Philosophie und Aufgabe in einem. Seit 20 Jahren betreut die Masseurin, medizinische Bademeisterin und Sportphysiotherapeutin in ihrer Kleinmachnower Praxis Menschen mit den unterschiedlichsten Beschwerden. Nun hat sie ein Gerät entwickelt, das die Fachwelt, Patienten und „Otto Normalverbraucher“ gleichermaßen begeistert. „Perl“ geht an die Basis, ist für das Fundament: unsere Füße. Was Perl – gerade zum Patent angemeldet – alles kann, fragen wir die Erfindern Simone Märten.

Wie kommt eine Physiotherapeutin auf die Idee, ein technisches Gerät zu entwickeln.?

Ich bin schon immer technikaffin und begeistere mich für technische Errungenschaften. Natürlich liebe ich als Therapeutin die Arbeit mit den Händen, aber das kann nicht alles sein. Die Technik ist heute so weit, dass sie viele sehr verschiedene Einsatzmöglichkeiten in der Therapie hat. So habe ich meine Technik-Affinität mit den praktischen Erfahrungen und dem Wissen, was Patienten brauchen gebündelt und das BMS-Fuß-Behandlungsgerät PERL entwickelt.

 

Wie funktioniert das Gesundheits- und Wellnessgerät?

PERL stimuliert die Muskeln in Füßen und Beinen biomechanisch, es ist eine sanfte auf 20 Hz. Beruhende Vibration. Das Gerät bewegt die Füße, fördert die Durchblutung, trainiert Bindegewebe und Venenklappen und fördert den venösen Abfluss in den Beinen. Für all diese positiven Wirkungen braucht man nur fünf Minuten täglich. „PERL“ stimuliert die Nerventätigkeit und erreicht so eine positive Wirkung auf die mentale Situation des Nutzers. Das Gerät ist simpel zu bedienen, mit 35 Kilogramm nicht besonders schwer, und es kann an jeder Steckdose angeschlossen werden.

„PERL“ hat zwischen allgemeinen Wohlbefinden und der Behandlung von Diabetikern und Onkologie-Patienten viele Einsatzmöglichkeiten. Welche sind für Sie besonders wichtig?

Das kann ich so nicht beantworten, denn das ist von den individuellen Bedürfnissen und Beschwerden abhängig. Wer vor einem Langstreckenflug eine wirksame Anti-Thrombose-Behandlung braucht, hat andere Anforderungen als ein Pflegebedürftiger, der selbst nicht mehr laufen kann. Seine Bewährungsprobe hat „PERL“ bei mir bestanden und so weiß ich, dass das Gerät bei Chemotherapie-Patienten die Begleiterscheinungen und Nebenwirkungen, wie Schmerzen und Taubheitsgefühle in den Füßen, lindern und erträglicher machen kann oder ganz nimmt.

Von Clara Lichtenberg
(Redaktion „Top Magazin Berlin“)

PERL – the story!

Perl presentation – Product:
Perl is a new and innovative device for training and rehabilitation.
Perl transfers its effects via feet into the whole body.
Perl functions by the method of biomechanics muscle stimulation of
Prof. Vladimir T.Nazarov.

Developer: Simone Märten, manager of the Agil-Body equipment sales GmbH, founded in 2012 already started the idea for Perl in 2001. Her experience as therapist, which she gathered since 1993 made her begin to utilise Special vibration-muscle training in her consulting rooms and led her to the creation of Perl. 2006 she designed her own little research project to develop Perl as a device.

As an independent self-entrepreneur she climbed many bureaucratic steps and followed, with lots of personal engagement, without any funding or government support, her idea to develop a “perl” for health. Its here now!

Background/method:

End of the 70th of the last century Prof. Vladimir T.Nazarov developed a “training”-method by stimulating via aimed vibration the natural work of muscles physiologically, the biomechanics muscle stimulation (BMS) – (The term BMS today is also used for other vibration procedures which are not to be compared with the method) Originally, Prof. Vladimir T.Nazarov developed this training method for space travel and competitive sport. He than developed it further in the area of rehabilitation.

Study: In Nov.2004 in Berlin,the Charité showed the results of the BedRest-study for preparing a manned European Marsmission which took place in Cooperation with ESA. The study investigated how it could be avoided that after months of staying in space muscles get week and bones get brittle. The solution is fitness training. In the study of Charité the concrete aim was to counteract muscle deterioration and bone destruction.

Quotation from the study: “Space-medicin for humans”. The benefit of this space medical study for the “terristc” medicin is obvious: detailed knowledge about development mechanisms of muscle- and down atrophy are the assumption for the development of innovative therapy strategies against osteoporosis. Possible could be an addition of medicaments treatment for osteoporosis patients with aimed movement therapy.

In Germany alone over five million people are affected by accelerated bone loss. Treatment costs for delayed after-effects are amounting to ca.€ five million and osteoporosis results in the most cost intensive peoples disease. More effective therapy concepts could diminish considerably the illness burden for both the affected people as well as the insurances. Furthermore can the results of the Berlin Bed-Rest-study research of Geriatrics, rehabilitation, medicin, neurologie etc proceed further” #Quote end.

Concept: This study has confirmed and motivated Simone Märten, to move her idea and to develop a device for muscle stimulation, functioning optimal into the body. Since 2001, Simone Märten uses for physical therapy the vibration training and has gathered extensive experience. This experience has been put into the development of the device Perl. What the significance of the treatment with Perl means – she gives the following reasons: The stimulation results in immediate, strong revitalisation of the whole body. In a living body, muscle fibres vibrate constantly in various frequency (muscle tones). Mechanoreceptors, also called proprior-receptors react to the smallest change of length. They deliver the information of movement-, load- and position feeling to the central nerve system.

The vibrations which are the basis of muscle stimulation are similar to natural cellular vibrations of the human body. They are imitated, duplicated and free from current and chemicals applicated to the tensed and stretched muscle system in longitudinal direction. By the way of longitude change of the tendomuscular system (tension/relaxation) the frequencies loose the vibrations and their amplitudes. If it comes to disturbance in the neurological or muscular system, it results in false report in the connective tissue and as a result to bonding and shortening of muscles. By the targeted application of the BMS therapy it influences positive effects in the circulation – and lymph-system in combination of peripherem and central nerve system are achieved.

Applications:Meaningful in the successful use of the biomechanics muscle stimulation-therapy medicine the following areas are mentioned: neuro-orthopedics, internal medicine, endocrinology, oncology, geriatrics, sports medicine, preventive medicine and cosmetic.

Perl, the newly developed device on the basis of biomechanic muscle stimulation is the only device on the market which applies to the whole body the  anatomic and ergonomic optimal effect via feet through to the whole body. Perl is designed in a way that through the optimal position of the feet, knee-and hip joints are relaxed so that it results in a good circulation of lymph and blood. Perl also makes it possible for disabled people like wheelchair users to remaining their chair while treated by Perl for better blood circulation of feet and legs for stimulation and feeling. The biomechanic muscle stimulation through Perl is a tpainfree procedure which applicates soothing mechanic energy into all tissue layers and bones. Perl supports blood circulation and metabolism. Adhesions, tensions, congestions, cramps and sclerosis dissolves. Treatment against loose tissue, paresis or polyneuropathy can be successful.

Raynauds disease canals be treated successfully.When suffering from diabetes and its concomitant disease the effects can be helpful. Polyneuropathy through ontological illness can be fought against. In the early years of life it can be used against growing pains. With an application time of 5 min. school kids and students can gain higher concentration levels. Working people can improve their working skills, health, agility, mobility within the short time of only 5 min.

Competition: Other manufacturers and Traiding companies for plate compactors are for instance the Comp. DKI Dresden and Comp. Best Vibre Trier which only produce and sell to medically skilled and trained people. Included are vibration plates like Galileo or Power Plate which are the most famous on the market. They are all used for successful muscle training.

Advantages: Perl charms by its attractive design, its longevity and low maintenance. Simple, effective, uncomplicated and economical to use, that’s how Perl can be used privately and commercially. The big advantage is easy handling. It works without personal.

Target Group: Sport institutes for profi- and recreational sports, Rehabilitation centres, Senior facilities, Medical rooms Airlines, which should offer the thrombosis prophylaxe for long-distance flights. Cruise ships and Wellness centres.

Production: Perl is made in Germany. Its “Made in Germany” has a high quality level.

Cost: With its acquisition costs Perl lies in the middle range of training and wellness devices which find their market as well on the professional as On the private one.

Experience of third parties: Cardiologist and Priv. Doz. Dr. Med. Klaus Berwing (Ernst Ludwig Ring 2, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Tel:06032 869873) has donna application study on Perl. Dr. Berwing confirms after todays findings a 30 – 60 % improvement Of the venous flow after regular usage of Perl. Metabolism and the mental situation of patients have improved.

Profil: Simone Märten – Therapist since 1993 – Work with special vibration-muscle training since 2001 – Idea for Perl founded 2001 – Development start of Perl 2006.