Clinically-proven pain and shockwave therapy machines accessible to all
Swiss-engineered Electro Medical Systems (EMS) is at the forefront of technology designed to improve the quality of patients’ lives by developing innovative solutions to deliver proven treatment outcomes. Such patented solutions include RSWT (Radial Shockwave Therapy devices) and Guided Dolorcast Therapy – a new combination therapy that effectively and safely treats 90% of patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorder, combined laser and shockwave machines.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) uses acoustic pulses to treat certain musculoskeletal disorders. It is a well-studied and commonly used treatment modality for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is used successfully for:
- Plantar fasciopathy
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Medial tibial stress syndrome, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, etc.
- Calcaneal tendinopathies & entesopathies
- Myotendinous tears
- Muscular pathologies
- Trigger points and spastic tissues
- Sub-acute or chronic pathologies
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is the application of Shock Waves in medicine.
It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions:
- Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
- Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
- Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
How can shockwave therapy help in physical therapy?
- Compressed air accelerates a projectile which strikes a fixed applicator.
- The kinetic energy is converted into a shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin.
- These shock waves are conveyed radially for broad treatment areas.
- A shock wave begins by a compression phase. The peak pressure creates shear stress in the tissues.
- A tensile phase follows and generates cavitation bubbles. A high cavitation level is a result of a high amount of energy density delivered by the shock wave device.
- This energy stimulates metabolic reactions to the applied tissues
How to be effective with shockwave therapy?
Its easy: the more energy delivered into the tissue, the better the therapeutic outcome. For this, we know the following:
“A significant tissue effect is cavitation consequent to the negative phase of the wave propagation ” (Ogden et al., 2001)
“Both parameters (Compression phase and Cavitation) may have important consequences for therapeutic bioeffect” (Perez et al., 2014)
“The contribution of cavitation to the therapeutic effect of radial shock waves was recently shown in an advanced animal model ” (Angstman et al., 2015)