Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT)™ – A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain

Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic painwellwave cart in muscles, tendons and joints.
ACT describes the use of acoustic
waves to target tissue at varying
depths to compress and manipulate
tissue resulting in a focused and
precise deep tissue massage. The
results of the mechanical stimulus
delivered by ACT can lead to
increased circulation and pain
relief – key components in
the healing process.

Focusing in on your pain

The acoustic waves generated by the WellWave painlessly pass through the body and converge at a point deep within the soft tissue to produce an intense, extremely short duration compression event. The focused acoustic compression is
translated to tissue to provide a massage with pin – point accuracy to the affected area.

Patient guided pain relief.  

The sources of pain are not always found in the area where
the pain seems to be radiating from. This is clinically called referred pain. The distancing of the pain sensation from its source can make treatment more difficult.  Diagnosis of referred pain and the recognition of the originating pain triggering points can be accomplished using the WellWave.  Abnormal musculoskeletal tissue can be “flared”
with focused ACT in order to define the areas that require
treatment. This process of defining the origins of pain is guided by the patient through verbal feedback to the healthcare professional providing the treatment.

How long does treatment take?

• A typical WellWave treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes
• Normally, 1-2 treatments per week are performed
• A total of 3-5 treatments may be necessary before
lasting improvement is achieved
• With acute pain, a single session is often successful.

Are there known side-effects of
Acoustic Compression Therapy™?

• Treatment side-effects are limited to reddened skin and/or minor
soreness at the treatment site.

What to expect during your Acoustic
Compression Therapy treatment

1. Your clinician will identify the treatment site or sites. They may
mark these sites.
2. They will then apply a thin coat of coupling gel. This gel helps to translate
the acoustic sound waves generated by the therapy head to the body.
3. The clinician will start the treatment at a very low output setting and
increase the power to a level that you help define and is best suited for
your condition. The output level and acoustic wave frequency rate may
vary from location to location based on the depth and type of tissue
being treated.
4. As the clinician moves the therapy source around the treatment area,
you may feel a deep, dull ache that is familiar to you as being like the
feeling your condition produces. The clinician will ask you to report
when you feel the ache and will adjust the output of the device to the
appropriate level for your treatment. They may also ask you to confirm
that the therapy source is still creating the ache and may adjust the location
of the treatment based on your feedback. If at anytime the treatment
becomes uncomfortable, mention this to the clinician and they will adjust
the output level.
5. After the treatment is completed, the coupling gel will be removed and you
can return to your normal activities. You may experience some minor aches
or discomfort after treatment. It is not unusual for patients to notice
flushed or reddened skin around the treatment site.

WellWave is now available at our Grand Blanc location at 10809 S. Saginaw St.  Call us at 810-695-8700 for more information about how WellWave can help you!

 

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