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The club has adopted electrical brain wave therapy, which helps pain relief and cuts recovery time.

Ross Barkley: he could benefit from the revolutionary treatment

Top international football stars are being offered electrical brain wave therapy to speed up their recovery from injury.

Premier league side Everton have adopted the treatment, which is also used to treat patients suffering from depression.

England stars Ross Barkley and John Stones are just some of the squad among first team players who can have the revolutionary treatment.

Other top players who can benefit include Leighton Baines, Romalu Lukaku and Gareth Barry.

The mild electrical currents help players with pain relief and it helps cut recovery time from injuries by a third.

In action: Ross Barkley could be one of the top flight stars to try to new treatment

It involves mild electrical pulses being delivered to the brain and injured muscles to stimulate the natural healing process.

Earlobe clips or head pads deliver a mild current which helps the brain create the feel-good chemical serotonin which aids recovery.

The pads are also be attached to muscles but the therapy works better by treating both the brain and the muscles together.

Known as cranial electrotherapy stimulation it works by wiring up players to an machine which delivers Alpha waves to the different parts of the body.



Everton is the only club in the UK to use the groundbreaking treatment.

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The NHS is currently awaiting the go ahead for two major trials of the treatment which will focus on depression and anxiety.

Mild electrical waves are delivered by a device called an Alpha-Stim which can be used to treat many medical conditions including anxiety, insomnia, and depression as well as physical injuries.

The Premier League club has been using the treatment since last July (2015) after it was first successfully adopted by US grid iron team the Dallas Cowboys.

It is also used by the US military.

Everton’s physio Joe Hinnigan said “We use it for a range of applications and nerve injuries and have had good success.

Everton: The only club in the Premier League to use the groundbreaking treatment

“It is a safe, efficient and clinically effective tool that we now use on a regular basis here at Everton Football Club.

“The protocol we use tends to be local treatment followed by cranial treatment and home patches.”

The Alpha-Stim also combats depression by stimulating cells in the brain to trigger a reaction to produce Serotonin.

Anti-depressant drugs do the same, but the electrical therapy does this without side-effects.