Acoustic Compression Therapy (A.C.T.) is non-invasive, painless, gentle and 100% safe
A.C.T. is FDA Registered for relief of chronic pain and restoring mobility and strength to injured muscle and ligaments.
Treatments take 5-10 minutes with most conditions responding favorably with 2-5 treatments. Long-standing conditions may take more time. Between treatments, patients are able to perform all normal daily activities. Some patients report immediate pain relief but the full healing response usually requires 6-8 weeks.
It is a highly effective alternative to surgery and injections for the following conditions:
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Jumpers Knee
- Hamstrings Tendonitis
- Stress Fractures
- Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Non Healing Ulcers
- Acute and Chronic Neck, Shoulder, Back & Hip Pain
- Scar Tissue
How does it work?
The term A.C.T refers to piezoelectric pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. These mini shockwaves (low-energy waves) cause microtrauma to the diseased tendon tissue. This results in inflammation, which allows the body to send healing cells and increase the blood flow to the injured site, thus breaking down scar tissue and calcifications, stimulating metabolism, enhancing blood circulation, and enabling damaged tissue to regenerate.
What makes A.C.T. therapy unique is that it is one of the very few technologies in any field of medicine that seems to work well when an injury reaches the chronic, non-healing state.
How was the technology discovered?
The first medical treatment developed from this technology was lithotripsy, where focused shockwaves dissolved kidney stones without surgical intervention. Today, over 98% of all kidney stones are treated with this technology.
The use of shockwaves to treat tendon related pain began in the early 1990s. Multiple studies have been conducted to assess the efficacy of shockwave therapy. No studies have reported any significant side effects when utilized for orthopedic conditions. Contraindications to A.C.T. therapy include bleeding disorders and pregnancy.
We use the Wellwave manufactured by Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation.