Unique, non-invasive solution for problems associated with musculoskeletal system. Shockwave therapy was first used in the 1980’s and was called lithotripsy for destruction of kidney stones. Today, shockwave therapy is a highly effective treatment method for a wide range of applications in:
Shockwaves are characterized by a rapid change of pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. The energy produced and transferred to tissue is much higher than ultrasound energy.
There are several ways to create shockwaves – BTL uses the pneumatic principle.
Compressed air is used to generate kinetic energy which propels a metal projectile against a transmitter at the end of the applicator.
Shockwaves generated by this effect spread out radially or in a focused manner depending on whether the transmitter profile is convex or concave.
Effective depth of penetration depends on the pre-set energy (pressure) and the shape of the transmitter used. The values of penetration depth range up to 7 cm.
A substantial part of the shockwave energy penetrates the tissue with a positive pressure pulse. The spread of the pressure wave is limited only by a small amount of absorption in the tissue. Higher absorption occurs on denser tissue such as bone.
Analgesic effect - elimination of pain
Improved metabolism and microcirculation
Shockwave therapy is extremely easy to apply. Four steps are required: