Basic Principle of Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy

A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT 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 MyACT can lead to increased circulation and pain relief– key components in the healing process.

For targeted, non invasive pain relief

Mechanical stimuli affect almost all cellular functions of living tissue such as growth, cell differentiation, cell migration, protein synthesis, physiological apoptosis and tissue necrosis. The acoustic waves generated by the PiezoWave2 converge at a point deep within the soft tissue to produce an intense, extremely short duration compression burst. The focused acoustic compression force is translated to the surrounding tissue like an extremely precise deep tissue massage. The precise targeting of tissue with Acoustic Compression provides healthcare professionals with a tool to positively influence cellular form and function, which can result in pain relief and improved circulation.

Why PiezoWave2 and MyACT are Unique

Other companies providing compression devices to treat musculoskeletal conditions do not utilize sound waves to create the compression. These devices rely on a percussive application to the outer layer of soft tissue with the hope that the resulting pressure will translate through the tissue to the targeted injury. The deeper the targeted structure the higher the impact required to the outer soft tissue layer with diminishing clinical results due to pressure absorption and increased patient discomfort at the point of contact.

PiezoWave2 sends an array of sound waves effortlessly and without sensation through soft tissue to the desired, controlled depth and at that point the sound focuses to create the compression. This results in a more controlled and effective delivery of energy along with greater patient compliance to the therapy.

The two methods of delivery could not be more different and according to clinicians who have used both devices so are the clinical outcomes.

MyACT is not Ultrasound

Ultrasound units delivery thousands of pulses per second in order to vibrate soft tissue sufficient to produce a localized increase in soft tissue temperature. Unlike Ultrasound, the PiezoWave2 produces slow pulses that do not produce a thermal affect. In addition, the PiezoWave2’s slow sound pulses produce soft tissue compression and not soft tissue vibration

MyACT delivers mechanical energy – not light, electrical or thermal energy

  • Tenocytes in tendons, fibroblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes in articular cartilage and endothelial cells in blood vessels are mechano-sensitive and respond to mechanical forces
  • MyACT targets tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue
  • PiezoWave2 delivers the most energy at a depth that you de ne without being compromised by tissue absorption

PiezoWave2 and MyACT – Benefiting you and your patients

Improving patient outcomes improves the growth of your patient base and your reputation as an informed provider of effective therapies.
According to PiezoWave2 clinicians adoption of MyACT has grown their patient base on an average of 25%.

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PiezoWave 2 – Designs that improve your daily experience and your patient outcomes

Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy

The PiezoWave2 has a simple user interface and foot pedal controls that enhance it’s daily use. The control unit recognizes which therapy source is plugged in to provide the appropriate energy spectrum during use Individual settings can be adjusted with just a few keystrokes and via the treatment control foot pedals. The PiezoWave 2 MyACT is designed with an IPad Holder offering you the possibility to attach your IPad to display patient information and treatment charts. You can also download and up-date our MyAct Treatment Protocol App for your Ipad, ensuring that you will continue to receive the latest information on settings and the newest recommendations for the PiezoWave2 MyAct clinical applications. Quickly and online.- Therapy source recognition with Plug & Play.

Focused or linear therapy for pin pointed and macro treatments – the best pressurewave for every indication.

The piezo-electric principle offers an extensive range of configurations. The only one of its kind in the world, the PiezoWave2 allows users to choose between a classic focused therapy source and a linear focused soundwave.

  • Focused or linear – the best pressurewave for every indication
  • Excellent performance with single-layer and double-layer technology
  • Piezo-electric “direct focusing” technology – minimal pain during applications
  • Well defined, precise focus – perfect for diagnosis and therapy
  • Uniquely durable therapy source
  • Finely adjustable penetration depth using interchangeable gel pads
  • Independently adjustable penetration depths and energy levels
  • Wide range of low energy settings
  • Simple operation with App support and Ipad holder
  • Plug&Play – therapy source recognition
  • Quick therapy start
  • Easy to use – uncomplicated operation
  • Supported by our Ipad App
  • Use of external, supporting Apps
  • Always up-to-date

Focused and linear therapy- for pin pointed and macro treatments

The piezo-electric principle offers an extensive range of configurations. The only one of its kind in the world, the PiezoWave2 allows users to choose between a classic focused therapy source and a linear focused soundwave.

MyACT Packages

   MyACT Standard +

    Includes:

  • PiezoWave2
  • Standard Cart
  • Therapy Source F7G3 (blue)

  MyACT Basic 30

  Includes:

  • PiezoWave2
  • PW2 Trolley
  • Therapy Source F7G3 (blue),
  • Foot Switch
  • Gel Pads

  MyACT Linear 20

  Includes:

  • PiezoWave2
  • PW2 Trolley
  • Therapy Source FBL10x5G2 (blue)
  • Foot Switch
  • Gel Pads

  MyACT MultiUse 30

  Includes:

  • PiezoWave2
  • PW2 Trolley
  • Therapy Source FBL10X52G2
  • Therapy Source F7G3 (blue)
  • Footswitch
  • Gel Pads

Pictures may differ from actual product / Tablet PC and App not included

Real Bodywork App

Muscle Trigger Point Anatomy

A Reference for the most common trigger points and referral patterns for over 70 muscles. Features 100+ trigger points with their corresponding referral patterns. Each muscle includes the visual referral pattern and point location, plus a written muscle action, referral and comments for each muscle. You can choose to view each muscle individually, or use the zones view to see all the muscles that refer into a specific area, a great help in discovering the source of pain.

 

Therapy Sources

Focused Piezoelectric Pressure Wave – pin pointed and linear

Piezo ceramic crystals are arranged on a concave transducer in a mosaic pattern. A high-voltage current briefly excites the piezo crystals, causing them to expand simultaneously a few micrometers along their axis to create a pressure wave. The piezo elements are aligned precisely to the therapy focus. The precise, focused, and nonlinear dissemination of the pulse results in steepening at the point of focus, creating a compression event.

The piezo MyACT system does not require an additional reflector. This accounts for the compactness of the therapy source and the precise, well-defined focal zone. Treatment is quiet and virtually pain-free and the technology allows intensity levels to be freely adjusted with almost no impact on focal size. Piezo technology is extraordinarily durable.

Focused therapy source

Focused therapy source

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Specifically designed for myofascial treatments

Richard Wolf GmbH / Germany and Elvation has specifically designed piezo therapy sources that provide low energy / low pressure levels for myofascial and muscloskeletal massage treatment. Piezo-ceramic elements are geometrically arranged on a concave surface so that when they are excited simultaneously by a brief, high-voltage pulse, they expand by a few micrometers to generate a low energy pressure pulse. The piezo elements are precisely aligned so that each pressure pulse generated focuses in a specific area. This precise focusing of the pulse creates an acoustic compression event at the point of focus.

The PiezoWave2 MyACT system provides you with the choice of two piezo therapy sources for this superficial treatment. The Focused Therapy Source for pin-point, focused treatments and the Linear Therapy Source for larger treatment areas.

Advanced technology that is easy to use

  • Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy is delivered via the hand-held Therapy Source
  • MyACT utilizes an intense, short duration acoustic energy wave
  • The array of acoustic energy generated by the Therapy Source passes through soft tissue and becomes concentrated (focused) precisely at the desired tissue depth
  • Multiple applicator (gel) pads, can be interchanged to adjust the focal point depth of the acoustic wave
    to the targeted tissue

Tissue Penetration Depth

The piezo MyACT technology uses interchangeable gel pads which contact the patient to ensure that the acoustic pulse penetrates precisely to the desired depth with as little scattering as possible. These gel pads are used as spacers and change the penetration depth in increments of 5 mm. They accomplish this by drawing the therapy source’s static focal area incrementally superficial or deep respectively. Penetration depths of between 0.5mm and 3 cm are possible, depending on the therapy source.

Unparalleled treatment control

  • Quick and easy control over energy delivery, treatment depth and treatment location MyACT is focused deep in tissue to deliver the greatest amount of energy at the desired focal point
  • MyACT’s focal point is adjustable to different depth levels in 5mm steps
  • MyACT flares the patient’s familiar pain to confirm the area that requires treatment
  • Targeting MyACT at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue results in a focused and precise deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy’s influence as a pin-pointed delivery of mechanical stimulus can result in biochemical events that lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process

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Conditions treatable with MyACT
A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT 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 MyACT can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process. MyACT is widely used in the musculosceletal system such as myofascial dysfunction and pain associated with triggerpoints. Detailed information of indications and containdications are shown in the user manual for the devices – delivered with the product and available at Elvation Inc.

Mechanism of Action
Acoustic pressure waves are characterized by a pressure surge with an extremely short rise time, which is then followed by an exponential drop in pressure and a brief phase of negative pressure. The pressure waves used in MyACT focus or develop in the target tissue at the point where the pain is originating from. The primary means by which pressure waves affect living tissue is based on the transformation of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or biomolecular signals. Described as mechanotransduction.

Precise pain localization – Patient guided pain relief
MyACT helps define where to treat – a unique feature not offered by other treatment modalities. Diagnosis of referred pain and the recognition of the originating pain triggering points can be accomplished using MyACT. Abnormal musculoskeletal tissue can be “flared” with focused MyACT 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.

Steps to locate trigger points or orginating sources of pain:

  • Place gel pad directly on the patient’s skin without air pockets and initiate the therapy.
  • Start with a low intensity setting of approximately 2-7 and progress based on patient feedback on the intensity of their flared pain.
  • Confirm with the patient that the flared pain is familiar.
  • Search the triggerpoint by moving the therapy source very slowly and with slight changings of the application angle.
  • If no pain can be flared increase the intensity slowly. You may also experiment with the depth of penetration by changing the gel pad if you are unable to localize painful areas.
  • The goal is to flare a familiar pain being generated by the trigger point/injury. The constant communication between you and the patient will ensure that you remain on the painful area throughout the intended treatment.

Treatment of Triggerpoints, Enthesopathy and soft tissue injury
The linear focusing therapy source is excellent for treating triggerpoints, Enthesopathies and soft tissue injury – providing a controlled, targeted deep massage –like treatment- capable of delivering compression in deeper muscle regions not reachable with palpation. When moving the therapy source around the treatment area, the patient will feel a deep, dull ache that is familiar to the patient as being like the pain their condition produces. The clinician will ask the patient to report when he or she feels the ache and will adjust the output of the device to the appropriate level tolerated by the patient. The clinician will ask the patient to confirm that the therapy source is still creating the ache and may adjust the location of the treatment based on the patient’s feedback. If at anytime the treatment becomes uncomfortable, the patient is instructed to mention this to the clinician and the output is adjusted to a comfortable level. A typical MyACT treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes.

Intended Use PiezoWave² MyACT:
The intended use of the PiezoWave² covers the Acoustic Compression Therapy only. Any use of the PiezoWave² outside of the intended use, e.g. for ED therapy, is not approved by FDA and must be considered off-label use. Before using the products, we recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, directions and other information provided with the products.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages, arising out of or incurred by any use of the products outside of the intended use (e.g. for ED therapy) and on any theory of liability.
Nothing in these terms will exclude or limit our liability for any damaged caused by our willful misconduct or gross negligence, or fraud, death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which may not be excluded or limited under applicable law.

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