Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Indy Myopain Relief Center announces the availability of Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) or
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy to our clients.
Indy Myopain Relief Center is the first to offer in Indiana this advanced pain relief treatment modality.
Not all modalities are created equal
MyACT delivers mechanical energy – not light (laser), electrical (Estim, PEMF) or thermal energy (Ultrasound)
• Tenocytes in tendons, fibroblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes
in articular cartilage and endothelial cells in blood vessels are mechano-sensitive and
respond to mechanical forces
• MyACT targets tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue
• PiezoWave2 delivers the most energy at a depth that you define without being
compromised by tissue absorption
MyACT treats pain resulting from
- Myofascial dysfunction
- Trigger Points Repetitive stress injuries
- Soft Tissue Strains
Unparalleled treatment control
- Quick and easy control over energy delivery, treatment depth and treatment location
- MyACT is focused deep in tissue to deliver the greatest amount of energy at the desired focal point
- MyACT’s focal point is adjustable to different depth levels in 5mm steps
- MyACT flares the patient’s familiar pain to confirm the area that requires treatment
- Targeting MyACT at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue results in a focused and precise deep tissue massage
- Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy’s influence as a pin-pointed delivery of mechanical stimuli can result in biochemical events that lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process
·The piezo MyACT technology uses interchangeable gel pads which contact the patient to ensure that acoustic pulse penetrates precisely to the desired depth with as little scattering as possible.
·These gel pads are used as spacers and change the penetration depth in increments of 5 mm.
∙They accomplish this by drawing the therapy source’s static focal area incrementally superficial or deep respectively. Penetration depths of between 0.5mm and 3 cm are possible, depending on the therapy source.
Aimed directly at your pain
∙The sound waves generated by the PiezoWave2 MyACT cannot be felt as they enter and pass through the body.
∙They converge at a controlled point within the soft tissue to produce an intense, extremely short duration pressure pulse that delivers therapeutic massage in areas difficult to reach by other methods.
Clinically focused pain relief
∙Pain is very complex and can sometimes seem to radiate from areas far from the actual generating source. This is referred pain and can make treatment more difficult.
∙Defining referred pain and the location of the originating pain triggering points can be done quickly and accurately using the PiezoWave 2 MyACT.
∙Compromised tissue can be “flared” with MyACT which provides the clinician insight as to where to treat.
∙The patient helps guide this process through verbal feedback to the clinician providing the treatment – reminding the clinician if the treatment is flaring their familiar pain.
What to expect during your MyACT treatment
1. Your clinician will identify the treatment site or sites. They may mark these sites.
2. They will then apply a thin coat of coupling gel. This gel helps to translate the acoustic sound waves generated by the therapy head to the body.
3. The clinician will start the treatment at a very low output setting and increase the power to a level that you help define and is best suited for your condition. The output level and acoustic wave frequency rate may vary from location to location based on the depth and type of tissue being treated.
4. As the clinician moves the therapy source around the treatment area, you may feel a deep, dull ache that is familiar to you as being like the feeling your condition produces. The clinician will ask you to report when you feel the ache and will adjust the output of the device to the appropriate level for your treatment. They may also ask you to confirm that the therapy source is still creating the ache and may adjust the location of the treatment based on your feedback. If at any time the treatment becomes uncomfortable, mention this to the clinician and they will adjust the output level.
5. After the treatment is completed, the coupling gel will be removed and you can return to your normal activities. You may experience some minor aches or discomfort after treatment. It is not unusual for patients to notice flushed or reddened skin around the treatment site.