It’s best to refer to this device as “SoftWave Therapy” as there is much confusion regarding “Shock Wave Therapy.” There are many manufacturers that produce devices that do not actually create a “Shock Wave” yet are marketed as such. This unfortunately has created confusion in the marketplace, as well as turned off many to the technology since the mislabeled devises produce inferior results.
What are the different types of of Shock Wave Therapy?
It’s extremely important to understand where SoftWave fits into the big picture of the very broad market of “shock wave therapy.”
There are 2 main categories of Shock Wave Therapy:
Radial Pulse Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
1. Focused ESWT:
This type relies on microtrauma to the tissue, has a very small treatment area and requires many applications over weeks/months at time.
Within Focused ESWT, there are three ways to produce the wave:
2. Unfocused ESWT (SoftWave Therapy).
Patented TRT SoftWave stands alone in the industry with quality and quantity of peer-reviewed published scientific literature validating mechanisms of action at molecular and cellular levels. All “shock wave” devices are not created equally, and one must read the scientific research applying to each specific device, if one is to gain an accurate understanding of the particular device one is seeking to learn about. Many “shock wave” distributors list studies on their websites that did not use the specific device they offer but are presented as if they did.
The Best Kept Secret in Professional Sports:
The best kept secret in professional sport! Top Sports Medicine Clinicians across the country have been quietly using SoftWave for years on injured star athletes, seeing unprecedented acceleration of recovery times. As success after success mounts, SoftWave is now becoming more widely understood to be the profound advantage that makes a tangible difference to who plays on the field and who stays in rehab.
SOME SUPPORTING RESEARCH for unfocused ESWT:
“Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is broadly used as a non-surgical therapy in various diseases for its pro-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory effects. ”
“We can summarize the final effect of ESWT as a general improvement of tissue homeostasis and metabolism, accompanied by improving of the tissue self-healing abilities. Evidence from basic science and clinical studies indicates that this effect involves the ability of shock waves (SW) to support proliferation and differentiation of stem cells, which significantly contribute to tissue healing, but besides stem cells, many other cell targets, including endothelial cells, bone cells, and small unmyelinated nerve fibers, have been involved in ESWT therapeutic potential”
“SW are biphasic high-energy acoustic waves characterized by an initial positive very rapid phase of high amplitude, followed at a distance of microseconds by a sudden phase of mild depression responsible of the biological activity on living tissues. In agreement with the definition proposed by Huang C and collaborators as a therapeutic intervention that reduce and reverse injury to damaged tissues or promote the homeostasis of healthy tissues by mechanical means at the molecular, cellular, or tissue level SW are today considered a form of mechanotherapy. As for most forms of mechanotherapy in clinical use, ESWT mainly focus on improving tissue regeneration and, consistent with this, clinical results indicates that besides reduction and/or inhibition of apoptosis, the clinical efficacy of ESWT is tightly related to its ability to improve neovascularization and matrix remodeling in tissues”
“The body of scientific data demonstrating that ESWT can induce tissue healing and regeneration through mechano-transduction has brought to the present view of SW as immunomodulators during the wound healing process, which is also well in line with recent evidence indicating that SW influence the TLR3 pathway.”
“In conclusion, treatment of calcific tendinitis of the shoulder with shock waves has produced a high rate of success in pain relief and functional restoration with negligible associated complications. ESWT is a new therapeutic modality that appears to be both safe and effective for these patients.”
FOR SPORTS AND AGING POPULATION:
In conclusion “Acoustic Wave Stimulation" (SoftWave Therapy) are seen to:
The influence of medical shockwaves on muscle activation patterns and performance in healthy athletes: a preliminary report. https://www.softwavetherapy.com/uploads/1/2/1/5/121555836/10._benefits_of_treating_healthy_athletes_ppp.pdf
The following studies are for informational purposes only and offer insight into mechanisms of action behind the OrthoGold 100’s intended purpose: https://www.softwavetherapy.com/science.html
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