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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.

Chattanooga is proud to introduce their latest innovation, the INTELECT RPW. Decades of experience in the design and manufacture of rehabilitation devices, has resulted in a radial pressure wave unit that is revolutionary in design, style and application.

The INTELECT RPW, which will be on show at ESSKA 2010, comes with an abundance of features not found on any other radial pressure wave units in the market. Despite the list of impressive features, the user interface is remarkably intuitive and simple to use.

In partnership with STORZ MEDICAL AG, Chattanooga has developed a radial pressure wave unit which looks to set a new global standard in RPWT for hospitals, clinics and physiotherapy practices which will be able to benefit from faster and better treatment outcomes. The INTELECT RPW incorporates touch screen technology to ensure a high degree of simplicity. The easy-to-use, menu-driven user interface with multi-lingual software guarantees reliable selection of all necessary parameters for pre- and post-treatment monitoring via Quick-link Indications, Clinical Protocols™, Clinical Resources Libraries and Patient Data cards.


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;


For more information, please visit our Booth 27 at ESSKA 2010, contact your local sales representative or visit:


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