First Rate Shockwave Pneumatic Physio-Therapy Machine
Welcome to the IntelliwaveTM, the most cost effective, heavy duty, easy to use Shock Wave Physiotherapy device available today! According to many studies worldwide, Shockwave therapy has been shown effective for heel and elbow pain, ED (sexual health), shoulder discomfort and more.
The IntelliwaveTM is incredibly easy to use. The Touch Panel is not only password-protected, it includes presets for all major body areas, including settings for sexual health. The Operating Handle is over 6 feet, with a simple On/Off button on the inside for ease of use.
In addition to the included presets, overriding is easy with Working Intensity from 0.5 to 10.0 Bars of Pressure. Also the Frequency is adjustable from 1 to 22Hz.
At a working weight of 40 lbs (18kg), the IntelliwaveTM is very portable while being industrial strength at the same time. Five working heads are included, that are easily interchangeable by simply screwing on/off.
The tip sizes included are 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 25mm. The smaller the body part being worked on, the smaller the tip size recommended.
Regen Suppliers has been consistently receiving requests for Shock Wave devices that have the following characteristics:
- Heavy Duty Device that is Attractive, Portable and Reliable.
- Full featured with a broad range of settings.
- Touch Screen with Presets for all Major Areas of the Body.
- Cost Effective Device.
Similar Shock Wave devices cost 2 to 3 times what IntelliwaveTM cost. Why? Honestly there’s no way to justify the premium. Outcomes aren’t any better (they’re great with IntelliwaveTM), and no device offers insurance coverage (it doesn’t exist).
The IntelliwaveTM offers so many features of the more expensive devices without the ridiculous premium. At only $4925 (normally $6450), our Shock Wave pneumatic device offers an extremely cost effective way to help patients achieve their goals.
Sessions with the IntelliwaveTM are up to the treating provider, but typically run 3 to 8 minutes. The Frequency and Pressure Bar options rival any competitor device, with a One Year Warranty included.
Here are the Tech Specs:
Shock Wave Therapy FAQ’s
What is Shock Wave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main benefits in orthopedics are fast pain relief and mobility restoration, while in urology it’s used for breaking up kidney stones and also improving erectile dyfsunction.
It is a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers that can speed up recovery and help relieve various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
How does it work biomechanically?
Shockwaves are sound waves that have specific physical characteristics, including nonlinearity, high peak pressure followed by low tensile amplitude, short rise time, and short duration (10 ms). They have a single pulse, a wide frequency range (0-20 MHz), and a high pressure amplitude (0-120 MPa).
In medicine, the devices are typically referred to as ESWT, or LI-SWT. ESWT stands for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, while LI-SWT stands for Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy.
There are both a positive and negative phase of a shockwave. The positive phase produces direct mechanical forces on tissue, while the negative phase produces a cavitation and gas bubbles that subsequently implode at high speeds, generating a second wave of shockwaves.
Direct shockwave and indirect cavitation effects cause hematoma formation and focal cell death, which then stimulate new bone or tissue formation. It’s an acoustic wave created by compressed air, which carries high energy to the body and is then transmitted into bodily tissue. This energy promotes regeneration and repair processes of bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
What is the history of ESWT?
The technology was first implemented in the 1980’s for management of kidney stones. It worked amazingly well and remains a first line treatment. A decade later, researchers evaluated it for orthopedic conditions.
In 2000, the FDA first approved ESWT for plantar fasciitis, and subsequently tennis elbow a few years later.
How Does ESWT Compare with Therapeutic Ultrasound?
In comparison to ultrasound waves, the shockwave peak pressure is approximately 1000 times greater than the peak pressure of an ultrasound wave.
Therapeutic ultrasound employs high frequency sound waves, while ESWT incorporates lower frequency waves. Ultrasound may produce either thermal or non-thermal effects in tissues, while ESWT does not result in heating effects.
What are the effects of ESWT on the involved tissue?
ESWT is the application of high-energy acoustic pulse which delivers thousands of high-speed impulses into the tissue of the affected area of the body in a very short amount of time. Each radial shockwave treatment works by increasing the metabolic activity in the area of the pain or discomfort.
How does the technology work specifically?
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment that involves delivery of shock waves to injured soft tissue to reduce pain and promote healing. Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue leading to accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, reduced inflammation, pain relief and mobility restoration.
The six main benefits of ESWT involve:
- New Blood Vessel Formation – shock waves lead to capillary microruptures, which causes expression of growth factors including eNOS, PCNS, VEGF, and BMP. New blood vessels are formed, which bring oxygen and nutrients in for healing tissue.
- Reversal of Chronic Inflammation – Chronic inflammation makes it difficult for damaged tissue to heal. What shock wave therapy will do is increase mast cells, which will actually start the healing cycle with chemokines, cytokines, which then leads to tissue repair and remodeling.
- Stimulation of Collagen Production – When musculoskeletal tissues are healing, collagen production is needed. Shockwave therapy increases collagenesis, which leads to more complete healing than can be achieved natively.
- Dissolve Calcified Fibroblasts – Calcium build up often accumulates when there has been trauma to a tendon (micro or macro). Shockwave therapy leads to dissolution and decalcification of the calcium. The tiny particles are then removed by the lymphatic system.
- Dispersion of “Substance P” Pain Mediator – Acoustic shock waves are excellent at dispersing Substance P. Why is this important? Substance P is a neurotransmitter that mediates pain information transfer. When present in sufficient amounts, it can lead to chronic, persistent pain. Thankfully, shockwave therapy lowers the Substance P concentration.
- Release Trigger Points – Patients with chronic muscular pain often have trigger points. These are taut bands of muscle fibers that may cut off their own blood supply. Because of this, waste products may build up, leading to irritation of sensory nerve endings. The acoustic shockwaves may bring back the blood supply and release the trigger points.
What is Shockwave Therapy used for?
To date, the only official FDA approvals for shockwave therapy have been for plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow. However, it is a noninvasive treatment with very few side effects that is often used for several other conditions including:
- Jumper’s Knee
- Painful Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Chronic Tendinopathy
- Hip Pain
- Adhesive Capsulitis
- Knee Pain
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Femoral head AVN
- Low Back Pain
- Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
- Erectile Dysfunction
What are the side effects of ESWT?
Side effects from ESWT are limited to mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling in the treated area, and the recovery is minimal compared with that of surgical intervention. The skin is not breached, and nothing is injected.
Is it Covered by Insurance?
Despite having FDA Approval for some orthopedic conditions, insurance companies do not always cover shockwave therapy. Coverage varies based on the company and location. Some will cover for plantar fasciitis and/or tennis elbow.
Medicare does not cover it, despite the evidence that exists leading to the FDA’s approval.
When is ESWT contraindicated?
- Over major blood vessels and nerves
- Pacemakers or other implanted devices
- Open wound
- Joint replacements
- Blood clotting disorders including thrombosis
- Cancerous tissues
- A compromised mental status of the patient and/or the inability to cooperate.