Let me begin by saying that this new technology called the Piezo Wave 2, has provided our physical therapy clinic with amazing results in the first couple weeks of treatment. It is nothing like we have ever experienced in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. The Piezo Wave 2 is described as Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT). There slogan is "Not all modalities are created equal" and I tend to agree. Our clinic has "experimented" on numerous clients with a variety of orthopedic issues from post-op patella fracture to chronic neck and low back pain and have received unexpected, yet very positive results. The only mistake we've made is not documenting client's responses after treatment. So, what is it?
Piezo Wave 2 was developed by Richard Wolf and a company called ELvation out of Germany. Richard Wolf was a leader in the development of endoscopes. MyACT delivers mechanical energy in the form of sound waves to the target tissue which includes tenocytes in tendons, fibroblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes in articular cartilage and endothelial cells in blood vessels which are all highly responsive to mechanical energy. What is great about MyACT is that you can also vary the depth of the treatment by changing the adapter on the sound head from 5mm to 30mm. I like to describe it as a metal detector for unhealthy tissue and trigger points. Please see my post for further explanation of trigger points. This device has pin-point delivery in targeting unhealthy tissue through a mechanical stimulus resulting in cellular changes that promote increased circulation and pain relief. You cannot feel the treatment around healthy tissue which also helps us as therapists to more accurately address our client's pain when we come across the discomfort of a trigger point. It is comparable to having a deep tissue massage in a fraction of the time and we suggest you drink plenty of water after the treatment just as you would after a massage.
We are more than excited to offer this treatment at Sandestin Physical Therapy Services as part of the Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center. Your first session is FREE because we believe you have to experience the results. This is no gimmick, it really is showing amazing results! Stop by or call (850)267-6755.
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Scott Rusin is the Director of Physical Therapy at the Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center in Sandestin Resort, Miramar Beach, FL. He has a degree in Physical Therapy, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Nike Golf NG360 Performance Specialist Powered by the Gray Institute.