Many years of experience in the world of rehabilitation and physiotherapy have resulted in the successful development of this customized device that is unique in its functionality and usability.
The ShockMaster 500 has been developed in close collaboration with the (para) medical world. This unique combination of state-of-the-art technology and an intelligent user interface is an absolute must for every practice.
•Intelligent User interface: •Visual evaluation process of the patient with VAS score •2 output channels for hand pieces for optimal treatment duration •Virtually noiseless and vibration-free oil compressor •6 different applicators •V-ACTOR® technology for stimulation of the muscle metabolism •D-ACTOR® technology for trigger points and myofascial pain therapy •Easy revision without return equipment •Frequency adjustable from 1 to 21 Hz (with V-actor up to 35Hz) •Pressure adjustable from 1 to 5 bar •Multi-functional handle bar •Useful storage tray for all accessories •Cables nicely cleared •Swiss technology inside
RSWT (Radial Shockwave Therapy)
Radial shockwave therapy is the perfect treatment method for all chronic and complex musculoskeletal conditions.
•Production of substance P •Hyperstimulation of pain sensors
Regeneration of affected tissue:
•Improved blood perfusion and new vascularization •Increases in growth factors •Increases in mesenchymal stem cells •Stimulation of the metabolism
Breakdown of calcifications and fibroses
•Success rate of 80% •Short treatment times: approx. 10 minutes •6 to 8 treatment sessions needed on average •Realistic alternative to surgery •Added value for your practice
Operational principle A rapidly-moving projectile transfers its energy to the treatment head. The generated radial shockwaves are spread out and absorbed by the area of the body that is being treated.
yotherapy (thermal shock) improves comfort of the patient, makes the therapy softer and increases the effectiveness.
Shockwave therapy can be uncomfortable. There is also the risk of some side effects. The use of the cryotherapy BEFORE the shockwave treatment is beneficial due to:
•Its analgesic effect which makes the treatment completely painless and offers more comfort for the patient. Thus it is possible to use suitable parameters which improve the effectiveness of the therapy.
•Its vasomotoric effects decrease the risk on bruises caused by shockwave therapy.
•Its Hunting reaction effect accelerates the healing process of shockwave therapy.
First apply cryotherapy with the ShockMaster ICE CT:
The ShockMaster ICE-CT cools down surrounding air but is on top of that the first cryotherapy device to do this with an infra red system, thereby ensuring a constant temperature on the treated area.
An intelligent hand piece not only measures the temperature on the treated area, but adjusts the airflow automatically in accordance with the temperature reached on the Skin (biofeedback system). This enables the therapist to setup his treatment very easily; the therapist situates the patient in a comfortable position, positions the treatment head on the required area, fixes the temperature and from then on the ShockMaster ICE CT will automatically adept its airflow in order to reach it continuously.
Immediately afterwards the therapist start to apply shockwave therapy with the ShockMaster 500.
Application of the therapy
The therapy can be split up in 2 phases
Depending of the type of indication, the therapist will choose which frequency, bar and amount of pulses he will use. The therapist localizes the pain region and applies gel. Then he releases shockwaves as the hand piece is moved over the entire pain region in circular motions.
In the next stage, the therapist will treat the muscle region related to the indication, also called as D-ACTOR® application. This application represents a new therapy approach. The combined use of radial shockwaves and vibrations allows effective local trigger point treatment as well as activation of muscle and surrounding connective tissue.
■ Chronic tendinopathy and enthesopathic conditions in general