What is Radial Pressure Pulse Therapy (RPWT)
RPWT is also known as Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy.
Radial Pressure waves are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the tissue. The wave hits the body at skin surface and from there travels radially into the body to a depth of around 2”. In the body, the pressure waves stimulate metabolic activity and the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism.
• Reduce muscle pain and aches
• Temporarily increase blood flow
• Activate connective tissue
Treats Symptoms From
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Golf elbow
- Shoulder pain
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Myofascial trigger points
- Chronic injury
- Shin splints
- And More.........
Benefits of Radial Pressure Wave Therapy
- Short Treatment time (minutes)
- Muscle massage with vibrating applicator
- Treat target areas
- Results in just a few treatment
- Treat large areas of pain
- Non-invasive and no known significant adverse effects
- Alternative to medication!
How Does RPWT Work?
RPWT is one of the few medical technologies that performs best on people with chronic conditions that did not respond to conservative traditional therapy. ESWT accelerates the body’s own healing process in a number of ways:
- Through a process called cavitation, RPWT stimulates fibroblast and tenocyte production. Fibroblast or tenocyte cells make up your body’s connective tissues, such as tendons and the fascia.
- RPWT diminishes pain by over-stimulating the nerves that send pain sensations to the brain.
- The procedure can break down pathological calcification deposits (also known as a spur). Depending upon your condition this may or may not be the goal, but an interesting by-product. In all cases, RPWT is targeted at the condition that caused the spur, not the spur itself.