Mobile Shockwave Therapy Machine
The Chattanooga Intelect Mobile 2 RPW offers radial pressure wave treatment as a non-invasive treatment solution for chronic tendonapathies and other soft tissue disorders.
Treatments administered to the affected areas stimulate the regeneration process of injured tissues which have sustained histological changes.
Radial pressure wave therapy is best indicated for resilent conditions that have not responded to traditional therapy.
Physiological effects of the shockwave include: increased cell permeability, neovascularization, pain control and reduction of adhesions and fibrotic tissue prohibitive of healing.Features
EME Services Ltd are authorised service and repair agents for Chattanooga Intelect devices.About Radial Pressure Wave Therapy
Radial shock waves (R-SW) are introduced into the body by means of a freely moved applicator and cover the entire pain region. Radial shock waves are often referred to as radial pressure waves, which is the correct definition in physical terms.
The transmitter is a compressed air operated, ballistic shock wave generator. A projectile is accelerated by compressed air. The kinetic energy stored in the motion and weight of the projectile is converted into acoustic energy in the form of long-wave shock pulses when the projectile strikes a shock transmitter.
Radial shock waves propagate divergently after application and lose energy as the penetration depth increases. They are characterised by long wave lengths and cannot be focused on deep target areas. Penetration depths are between 1 and 3 cm. Their maximum energy flux density is at the exit point from the shock transmitter.
There are different working hypotheses for the mode of action of shock waves which can also be applied to radial shock waves:
During shock wave therapy, strong pain signals are conducted electrically, stimulating chemical processes at the synaptic contact sites. The complex spatial and time-related stimulus pattern is stored at the synapses as a memory engram in the form of longterm modifications. The pathological association between pain and muscle tone and vascular tone is broken as a result of shock wave therapy and the strong stimuli it produces, thus enabling natural movement patterns to be remembered and recalled. In this manner, a non-pathological condition of the muscle tone can be restored.
Treatment results have demonstrated that shock wave therapy provides improved blood circulation in the treated pain regions and that a long term stimulation of metabolism is achieved in areas which, by nature, are poorly supplied with blood. Since repeated treatment sessions have shown to increase the beneficial effects of shock wave therapy, there is every reason to assume that shock waves also produce secondary effects as described in the hypothesis towards associative pain memory, for instance.Radial Pressure Wave Therapy Indications