WellWave - A New Therapy From PhysioPod - Focused Extracorporal Shockwave Therapy - Gentle Therapy for Chronic Pain by associate6


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									WellWave - A New Therapy From PhysioPod - Focused Extracorporal Shockwave
Therapy - Gentle Therapy for Chronic Pain

In cooperation with Richard Wolf GmbH and PHYSIOMED ELEKTROMEDIZIN AG,
PhysioPod UK is now very happy to offer, with immediate availability, the
shockwave therapy device WellWave. Richard Wolf has been one of the
innovators in medical technology worldwide, for more than 100 years.
Trigger point shock wave therapy (TPST) is a highly efficient, non-
surgical treatment for chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK, July 23, 2012 -- Shockwave therapy
devices are currently experiencing a high demand and PhysioPod is proud
to be able to offer a focused device, since ongoing scientific evaluation
seems to find stronger arguments finally for the focused than for the
low-cost radial version.

Shockwave energy is generated by several hundred piezoceramic crystals
mounted in an applicator. The crystals are arranged as a mosaic and are
precisely aligned with the therapy focus. When excited by a high-voltage
pulse, the piezoceramic elements expand briefly along their axis by a few
micrometers, creating a shockwave. A characteristic of piezoelectric
shockwaves is that they can be precisely focused to achieve their maximum
efficacy at the point of focus of the therapy. The large diameter and
concomitant large aperture angle of the applicators ensure that the
energy density on the skin surface is slow, consequently minimizing pain
on it. Shockwave therapy is successfully used for high efficient, non-
surgical treatment of chronical painful conditions of the musculoskeletal
system. One large treatment area is the therapy of myofascial pain
syndrome, injury to muscle, trigger points and acute and chronic sports

The heart of the WellWave is the ergonomic planar therapy source. As a
powerful system for pain therapy, it significantly expands the range of
application in cases of myofascial pain syndrome:

Cervical spine
Upper extremities
Pectoral girdle
Hip region
Thoracic and lumbar spine
Lower extremities

Thanks to the wide range of applications of shock wave therapy, the
WellWave is an excellent addition to any modern, progressive practice.

True focused shockwaves based on piezoelectric technology
Precise treatment at point of focus
Penetration depth defined by exchangeable gel pads
Immediate therapy start through multifunction operator control and
display unit
Controlled and painless energy application with 20 intensity levels
Compact ergonomic therapy source
Radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) or, more accurately, pressure wave
therapy (not creating a focus volume) differs from other shockwave
technologies in several major aspects. Indeed, the very waveform produced
by radial technology differs noticeably from true shockwaves and its
effective treatment depth is superficial. Radial pressure waves are
slower, less intense, elongated, and more sinusoidal in appearance. True
focused shockwaves allow for a precise treatment exactly at the point of
focus, are very short and very intense.

PHYSIOMED supports piezo shockwave technology because they consider this
to be one of the most precise, effective and economic means of generating
shockwaves. In their opinion, piezoelectric shockwaves represent the
benchmark of shockwave technology for therapy.

WellWave provides focused extracorporal shockwave therapy. The device is
controlled from the top panel of the multifunction operator control and
display unit. This way all device parameters can be set and monitored
with precision. The F7 G3 therapy source is for focused applications. The
penetration depth is defined using exchangeable gel pads of different
thicknesses. Energy of the pressure pulses can be adjusted in 20
intensity levels. Pulse frequency can be varied from 1–8 Hz. High pulse
frequencies may help to minimize treatment times.

PhysioPod UK Limited Exclusive Distributors for the range of
electrotherapy products from Physiomed Elektromedizin AG for the UK and

Mary Fickling
PhysioPod UK Limited
Sherbrook Road Daybrook
Nottingham NG5 6AS

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