Therapists are expanding their treatment options with focused shockwave therapy and Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT)
The vast majority of clinicians in the UK use radial shockwave which is well evidenced and offers excellent results for patients. The benefits of radial shockwave are outstanding and many clinics choose to start with radial shockwaves. However there are certain pathologies it cannot treat, this is where focused shockwave therapy expands a practice’s treatment possibilities. Focused shockwaves are fast impulse/high energy density waves that can penetrate deeper into the tissues. Focused shockwaves deliver all the power to a designated treatment depth of up to 12cm. Practitioners are able target an exact point with complete precision, making it ideal for treatments that require targeting tissue at a deeper level, such as close to bone, calcifications or delayed / non unions. Patients who are unable to tolerate radial treatments for acute injuries will also benefit from focused shockwaves.
The new anti-inflammatory technology that has got MSK specialists excited!
Magnetiloth Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy or EMTT® is a novel technology that uses high energy magnetic fields for regeneration and rehabilitation at a cellular level. In contrast to Shockwave Therapy (which initiates a pro-inflammatory response or regenerative response) EMTT® has an anti-inflammatory response, reducing pain and inflammation. Perfect for patients with acute pain presentation, irritable flare ups, neuropathic pain, diffused pain and degenerative pathologies such as Osteo Arthritis. In these cases, shockwave therapy would not be tolerated well, whereas EMTT® is highly tolerated, even with the most painful conditions such as rheumatic patients.
NO EMTT it is not the same as PEMF!
EMTT is not pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) - This is a common misconception of this new technology as understandably practitioners draw comparisons to something they already know. However EMTT is 40% stronger than PEMF, with a much higher oscillation and greater treatment depth of up to 18cm. EMTT is approximately 1/10 of the strength of an MRI scan which gives you an idea of its power and reach. Make sure all credit cards are out of the room though, as EMTT is powerful enough to erase them (as a practitioner recently found out, oops!).
Who’s eligible for EMTT?
Anyone who is eligible for an MRI scan can have EMTT therapy. What’s more patients don’t even have to get undressed, making the treatments really quick and easy.
EMTT® is not a replacement for Shockwave, far from it, these two devices treat very different conditions. It is an excellent tool to add to your current shockwave service or as a stand-alone treatment. Early adopters of the novel technology have described it as a 'game changer' for chronic pain and arthritis - patients are loving it.
AT A GLANCE:
What are the most common indications for Radial shockwaves?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Chronic Tendinopathies
- Larger treatment areas/ muscle groups
What are the most common indications for Focused shockwaves?
- Insertional Tendinopathies / Deep-Seated Tendons
- Bone stress Injuries / Stress Fractures / Non-unions
- Spinal Facet Joint Pain / Coccydynia
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Wound Healing
- Men's Health
What are the most common indications for EMTT?
- Degenerative Pathologies
- Acute Pain
- Diffuse Pain
Evidenced based practical learning
Venn Healthcare have partnered with Storz Medical AG and supply the most advanced shockwave therapy systems on the market. Venn Healthcare run regular CPD events and are excited to be offering the UK's first full day practical courses dedicated to Focused shockwave therapy. The Storz Medical range of shockwave systems have devices suitable for all clinics and provide access to regular online learning and a huge data base of clinical resources.
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