Introducing the new musculoskeletal treatment options from Storz Medical includes the V actor hand piece which is on the right hand side of the Masterpuls 100   Many people do not need the shockwave therapy as the Vibrotherapy from the V Actor which relaxes is comfortable for stiff aching muscles seems to be enough   Some people with conditions such as plantar fasciitis achilles tendinopathy will have some shockwave therapy but again mainly the V actor and exercises according to the pain levels and the possible diagnosis      



Helen has been using shockwave therapy for over 2 years but in fact it is not anything to do with electricity the some reason it’s called shockwave therapy. As you can see from this presentation shockwave therapy is in fact only pressure waves and it was introduced in the last 30 years. The therapeutic pressure waves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones 20 years ago. Some of the side-effects discovered during these treatments were the effects on bone healing as well as accelerated tissue healing in this area. The radial pressure waves are pulses generated by compressed air.

So in fact shockwave therapy should not be called shockwave it should in fact be called compressed air which is used to drive a projectile in the cylinder inside the handpiece to our shock transmitter. So maybe that is why it’s called shockwave because the transmitter transmits the pressure waves there is no reason for this treatment to ever be painful it has to be to one’s own tolerance.

Pressure wave treatment is only part of your treatment and consultation it is very much just to reduce muscle spasm help tendons to heal and recover a bit better this has to be only a small part of your treatment. This treatment is enormously helpful at easing chronic back muscles spasms even spasms which occurred after severe or mild sciatic pain once the sciatic pain has eased the muscle spasms can be reduced by some low level pressure waves.

In the last two year has Helen has noticed a huge increase in interest in the use of pressure wave therapy both here in Scotland and a massive increase in England.

It is just part of the rehabilitation process and should not be seen as the major rehabilitation process.






Shockwave therapy as you can read from these lecture notes actually has been around for well over 20 years being used for kidney stones in hospital settings




























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