Shock Wave Therapy On Muscle Spasticity
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A study published last month conclusively stated that shock wave
therapy for children with spastic cerebral palsy is a viable
treatment option to improve gait and mobility. This type of
treatment for cerebral palsy has been researched extensively in the
past, but the authors of this study weren’t shy in flatly stating
that “shock wave therapy is effective in the treatment of [spastic]
muscles which help those children to become more independent and
participate in everyday activities.”
The study specifically looked at children with spastic hemiplegia,
which is a type of cerebral palsy defined by rigidity in one side
of the body and occurs in approximately 20 percent of all cases of
One of the main problems children with spastic hemiplegia struggle
with is walking normally. Although most children with this type of
cerebral palsy learn how to walk, the rigidity in their foot causes
them to walk with an awkward gait. These children usually have high
muscle tone in either their right or left foot, which prevents them
from being able flex the muscles in the foot necessary for walking
The specific problem areas in question are the plantar flexor
muscles. High tension in these muscles causes children with CP to
walk on the tips of their toes. This creates an unbalanced cadence
when walking because the foot is not able to be placed flat on the
What Exactly Is Shock Wave Therapy?
The traditional treatments for correcting gait in children with
spastic hemiplegia encompass a variety of physical therapies.
Stretching the muscles, plaster casts, splints and even medicines
to relieve muscle tension have all been used to help reduce muscle
tension and improve a child’s ability to walk. But shock wave
therapy can be just as effective.
Although it may sound intense to the uninitiated, shock wave
therapy is a simple, noninvasive treatment to reduce muscle
tension. A physical therapist simply applies a gel and uses a
device to deliver the “shock waves” to the foot.
These shock waves are actually strong sound waves that travel
through the tissue and muscle of the foot to relieve any tension
and reduce muscle tone. Shock wave therapy is commonly used to
treat plantar fasciitis and sports-related muscle injuries.
How Effective Was the Study?
This study tested the effects of shock wave therapy among a group
of thirty children with spastic hemiplegia. Fifteen of the children
underwent typical physical therapy procedures and received three
sessions of shock wave therapy over the course of a week. The other
15 children were the control group and were only treated via
traditional physical therapy. The purpose of the control group was
for the researchers to have a basis of comparison, and what they
found was encouraging.
In one short week of receiving shock wave therapy, the children
treated had a significant improvement in gait and mobility over the
By reducing the muscle tone in the affected foot, the children with
spastic hemiplegia were more capable of placing their foot firmly
and evenly on the ground, allowing them to walk faster, with
smoother cadence and in longer strides. The children in the study
had a reduction in spasticity that lasted for up to two months.
Is Shock Wave Therapy Right for Your Child?
Physical therapy is the touchstone of treatment for children with
spastic hemiplegia. Shock wave therapy is certainly an option for
many of these children, but it may not be as effective for children
with more severe cases of rigidity. It also may not be as effective
for other types of spastic cerebral palsy. The best thing parents
can do is talk to their child’s physical therapist about whether
they offer shock wave therapy and if it is an option for their
What is shock wave?
A shockwave is a pressure wave – any action that displaces its
surrounding medium is a shockwave. The ripple created when a stone
is thrown into a pond is a shockwave. The shockwaves used in equine
medicine are generated in a fluid medium inside a transducer head
and are then transmitted readily through skin, fat, and muscle. The
high energy waves are focused within the transducer head so that
the shockwave can be directed to the precise area of the injury.
When shockwaves hit an area of higher acoustic impedance, such as
bone, the waves slow dramatically and a large amount of energy is
released into the surrounding tissue.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
The therapy session takes about 15 minutes depending on the
disorder that is treated. In general, 3-5 sessions are necessary at
weekly intervals. The greatest success rate when dealing with
problem areas is achieved by following a 12 week treatment program.
I have had this problem for a long time . Is shock wave too late
for me ?
No! Long-term sufferers finally have a non-surgical treatment
option. If you have “tried everything” don’t be discouraged, this
is a new weapon against your pain!
Model : BS-SWT2X
SmartWave Shock Wave Therapy Equipment
Shock Wave Therapy Equipment, also called Acoustic Wave Therapy Equipment, mainly for physical therapy treatment, sports injury and
BS-SWT2X uses the latest electric-magnetic technology, without
air-compressor, so comes with longer lifecycle, at the same time it
can provide higher energy and frequency for better treatment
result. From technical view, BS-SWT2X can reach energy from 10mJ
(0.25Bar) to 190mJ (5Bar), adjustable at stepping 10mJ(0.25Bar).
Frequency ranges from 1Hz to 22Hz adjustable.
From the view of transmitter, BS-SWT2X has 5 different alloy made
transmitters targeting to different depth and treatment disease.It
includes 6mm, 15mm, 15mm unfocused, 25mm, 36mm, which covers most
applications for physical treatments as well as aesthetics
When using our Smartwave device, the system generates a mechanical
pressure wave and a projectile is accelerated in the handpiece. By
an applicator head, the mechanical pressure wave is moved to the
human body and radiates outward in the tissue. The tissue absorbs
the mechanical energy and lessens as the energy moves further from
the application site. Many orthopedic and neurological conditions
are therefore improved due to reactions triggered by the mechanical
stress. Therapists from all over the world have had lots of success
with this treatment. This system combines all the benefits of the
application to produce the lowest operating costs and provide a
user-friendly device that is both mobile and flexible.
BS-SWT2X has rich software, include: 38 pre-set treatment protocols, wizard-treatment menu, unlimited
customized settings, customer profile management.
Handle are full made by Alloy , lifecycle is 1-2.5 times longer
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