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Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
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Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT), in which the applicator is used to produce untargeted radial shockwaves, which propagate in an increasingly divergent fashion as the penetration depth increases, much as the ripples in a pool of water increase in size and decrease in magnitude as the spread from their origin point.
These shockwaves are characterized by long wavelengths with a penetration depth of approximately 3 to 5 cm, and can be used to treat tendinopathies and superficial/deep trigger points.
PiezoWave2 / Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT™)
MyACT®TM (Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy), also known as PiezoWave, is an FDA registered non-invasive pain relief technology which utilizes focused sound waves for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
MyACT™ is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT™ uses acoustic waves to compress and manipulate targeted tissue, producing a precise, focused deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered by MyACT™ can lead to increased circulation and range of motion, as well as pain relief, all key components of the healing process.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)
EPAT is a non-surgical technique that delivers acoustic pressure waves through a special applicator applied to the site of pain or previous injury.
These pressure waves provide pain relief, break down scar tissue and fibroblasts, enhance blood circulation, and increase cell metabolism in the targeted area. Most importantly, this treatment stimulates an inflammatory response that stimulate and accelerates the natural healing process.
EPAT is a highly advanced and effective technology that can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions. It is a non-invasive treatment that treats and heals internal maladies with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime following treatments. The treatment has been cleared by the FDA and has not been found to have side effects beyond the potential for minor short-term discomfort. EPAT is excellent for injuries that are slow to heal, or not healing at all.
Over the past several years numerous articles and abstracts have been published regarding the effectiveness of RSWT. Radial Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven to have success rates of 91 percent for calcific tendonitis, 90 percent for plantar fasciitis, and 77 percent for tennis elbow.
Shockwave Therapy is effective in treatment of:
A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered by MyACT can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process. MyACT is widely used in the musculosceletal system such as myofascial dysfunction and pain associated with triggerpoints. Detailed information of indications and containdications are shown in the user manual for the devices – delivered with the product and available at Elvation Inc.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The application is simple and easy. Initiate therapy in 3 steps:
Good results in 84% of the patients
The Effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and Cryotherapy in Treating Patellar Tendinopathies in Professional Athletes
No re-occurence at 6-month follow-up
Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy for Lateral Epicondylitis
90% Patient Satisfaction
HIL versus HIL & RSWT: Pain and Patient Satisfaction Evaluation of 100 Patients
Combined therapy observed significant improvement
Treatment of Patients with Musculoskeletal System Disorders with Combined Therapy – Radial Shockwave Therapy and High Intensity Laser
Improves spasticity and motor functionality
Effect of Shock Wave Therapy on Muscle Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy.
Decrease of pain by 72,1%
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis
85% of patients return to active sports faster
Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
SWT+Laser combination improves therapy results
Efficacy of radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) combined with low level laser therapy (LLLT) in the management of supraspinatus tendinopathies