A new wave of therapy is reaching our shores… Discover the new INTELECT RPW
|DJO’s latest therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and soft tissue disorders from their CHATTANOOGA brand.
Radial Pressure Waves is an excellent non invasive treatment method for indications that are normally very difficult to treat. It also has the advantage of having very few negative side effects.
Therapeutic shock waves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones without causing skin injury over 20 years ago. Today the use of radial shock waves or Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) has been successfully extended to other therapeutic and wellness applications such as treating insertional tendinopathy disorders, deactivating myofascial trigger points, activation of muscle and connective tissue, dissolving calcifications, increasing circulation, acupuncture therapy, medical massage, cellulite treatment and lymphatic drainage.
With research showing that in many indications RPW therapy can help reduce pain as well as improve function and quality of life, it is a treatment method which is successfully used by many doctors, ......and aesthetics. Radial shockwave therapy is a treatment method which is successfully used by doctors, practitioners and physiotherapists in fields such as orthopaedics, rheumatology, sports medicine, rehabilitation, acupuncture and aesthetics.
Physical effects of Radial Pressure Waves
Radial pressure waves offer a non invasive treatment solution to long term insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment in the affected area will support and reset the healing pattern.
|There are several working hypotheses for the physical effects of radial pressure waves:|
Pain reduction: the intensive pulses transmitted from the hand piece to the tissue help inhibit the transmission of the pain signal (Gate Control theory);
Increased metabolism: shock waves influence the tissue on a cellular level, promoting the release of pain inhibiting and inflammatory inhibiting substances;
Revascularisation: repeated shock waves influence the blood flow, promoting tissue healing and regeneration;
Reduced muscle tone: shock waves help restore a normalized muscular tone by reducing the impact of pain on muscle tone;
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