MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200
The MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200 is the only shockwave therapy machine that offers cupping therapy, shockwave therapy, and vibration therapy all in one device. As our most powerful shockwave therapy machine, the MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200 gives healthcare practitioners more options and flexibility to treat patients with greater effectiveness and customization.
How Does Radial Shockwave Therapy Work?
Radial shockwave therapy treats various conditions by introducing micro-trauma to the area treated. The pressure waves are applied to the treated area for short periods, stimulating cell growth and treating symptoms such as reducing pain and improving the body’s functional mobility. The waves also release naturally occurring growth factors from the soft tissues that encourage new blood vessels in the soft tissues. There is minimal discomfort to the patients during the radial shockwave therapy process, and patients experience long-term benefits from treatment. Radial shockwave therapy is great for treating larger areas of superficial indications, such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and Achilles tendons.
Scientific Evidence for Radial Shockwave Therapy
Many studies have been conducted to analyze the effectiveness of radial shockwave therapy. BioMed Research International published a journal analyzing thirteen articles regarding shockwave therapy for tennis elbow. Participants were divided into a treatment group and a control group that either received a placebo treatment or another treatment such as physical therapy. The results indicate that patients that received radial shockwave therapy experienced significantly less pain and more mobility than patients in the control group. Shockwave therapy helped accelerate the early recovery process and was a reliable alternative for patients who didn’t respond well to other treatments or refused surgery. Another randomized clinical study looked at radial shockwave therapy for patients with chronic low back pain. The participants were divided into the treatment group and the control group. Both groups were evaluated against a pain scale, mobility level, and a stabilomettric platform for assessing postural sway. Results showed that participants in the treatment group experienced significant pain reduction and functional improvement. They also reported significant improvement in postural sway compared with the control group. Compared to many other treatment methods available, radial shockwave therapy is non-invasive and drug-free. Patients don’t have to worry about complications of taking anti-inflammation medication or long recovery periods from surgery. Radial shockwave therapy is also low-cost and easy to administer. The shockwave machines provided by Storz Medical and distributed by Shockwave Canada are portable and give practitioners control during the entire treatment process. If you’re looking to up your clinic, radial shockwave therapy is the answer for you.
What are Common Issues Treated with Shockwave Therapy?
There are many of scientific evidence pointing to the innovative treatment of shockwave therapy and its popularity in healthcare. Shockwave machines, like the Storz Medical machines, have been developed and improved to deliver non-invasive, effective treatment for various conditions. Here are some of the common conditions that can benefit from shockwave therapy treatments.
Strained and Pulled Muscles
Strains and pulled muscles can occur from repetitive movements, injuries or trauma, and inadequate gear that causes an excessive pressure. Plantar fasciitis is a common repetitive strain injury to the ligament of the sole caused by excessive walking or running, improper shoes that strain the feet, or injuries and trauma from jumping motions. In a sonoelastographic evaluation of plantar fascia after shockwave therapy for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis, 22 participants completed treatment over 12 months. Follow-up appointments were conducted at the 1-week, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month intervals. The results show that the severity of pain significantly reduced at the 12-month follow-up appointment. Stiffness of plantar fascia became softer at 1-week of follow-up and gradually became stiffer in the following months.
Tendinopathy is the breakdown of collagen in the tendon, which reduces flexibility and mobility and causes pain. Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common sports injuries that healthcare practitioners see in their clinics. In an article published on NCBI, five randomized controlled trials and three case-control studies were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy. Results show that patients receiving shockwave therapy experienced significantly better scores on the visual analog scale for pain than comparison therapy. It also improved the functional outcome of patients.
Calcification is a build-up of calcium deposits, and calcific tendonitis can occur anywhere. One of the most common areas that suffer from calcifications is the rotator cuff. In another article published on NCBI, 34 patients with calcific tendonitis participated in a study to analyze the effects of shockwave therapy for calcific tendonitis. Eighteen patients received six weeks of shockwave therapy, and the remaining patients were in the control group. The study indicates that the shoulder joint function showed a significant difference between the treatment and control groups. The treatment group had higher scores of shoulder joint function at the 12-week follow-up compared to the control group. The treatment group also showed a significant decrease in pain compared to the control group. Shockwave therapy can provide many benefits to your clinic. Not only does it effectively treat many of the common conditions that your patients have, but it also delivers treatment in innovative, non-invasive ways.