Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT)
A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT uses acoustic waves to target tissues at varying depths by compressing and manipulating the tissue, resulting in a focused, precise, deep tissue massage.
Safe and targeted non-invasive pain relief that is great for pain and injuries for muscles, joints, and nerves. Some conditions that we are seeing great results with are:
- Neck Pain and Headaches
- Low Back Pain
- Foot Pain (especially Plantar Fasciitis)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Various Tendonitis (tennis/golfers elbow)
- Painful Joints (especially in the hands)
- Arthritis (all joints)
- Bursitis and Calcification in joints
- Various Forms of Acute and Chronic Pain
How does it work?
MyACT utilizes an intense, short duration acoustic energy wave to stimulate the healing process. The results of the mechanical stimuli delivered by MyACT can lead to improved circulation and pain relief - key components in the healing process. Acoustic pressure waves are characterized by a pressure surge with an extremely short rise time, which is then followed by an exponential drop in pressure and a brief phase of negative pressure. The pressure waves used in MyACT applications focus or develop in the target tissue at the point where the pain originates. The primary means by which extracorporeal pressure waves affect living tissue is based on the transformation of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or biomolecular signals, also known as mechanotransduction.
What is the story behind MyACT?
Many types of focused soundwaves have been used in the field of medicine with great success for more than 20 years. Based on a high level of evidence, Richard Wolf GmbH - a manufacturer of lithotripsy (ESWL) and orthopaedic (ESWT) devices - has specifically designed piezo therapy sources to generate low energy/low pressure applications for the treatment of myofascial and musculoskeletal pain.
Physical principles of acoustic single pressure wave
Acoustic pressure waves are mechanical waves that result from the back-and-forth vibration of the particles of the medium through which the sound wave is moving. A MyACT single pressure wave is characterized by an acoustic pulse with a spatial expansion and a very short rise time of only a few nanoseconds. After a few microseconds, the rise is followed by a brief period of negative pressure, after which pressure returns to normal again.
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