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Acoustic Wave Therapy

AWT vs. ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound therapy is comprised of one continuous wave with a frequency range of 0.75–3 MHz, which is used to promote deep healing within the damaged soft tissues of the body.

AWT, however, consists of several continuous sound waves (or acoustic pulses) which have high amplitude, are very short in length and place negative tension on the body’s tissues.

AWT vs. laser treatment

Laser therapy is a type of treatment that uses intense beams of light.

AWT uses sound waves (or acoustic pulses) instead, which are pressure waves similar in nature to thunder and lightning or an airplane breaking the sound barrier.

Clinical benefits of AWT

Many physicians who utilize AWT on their patients have reported post-treatment results such as:

• relaxation of muscle and connective tissue
• improved microcirculation
• noticeably elevated stimulation across the injured area
• acceleration of metabolic activity
• heightened neurovascular performance
• increased serotonin hormone release
• significant stress reduction as a result of lowered cortisol levels
• overall revitalization, following a patient’s completed course of treatment

General details of Acoustic Wave Therapy

A non-invasive probe is applied to the skin. An electrical charge creates an energy wave, which is focused on the injury or area of concern. The acoustic waves create a force on the tissues, which can induce healing.

What is an acoustic wave?

An acoustic wave is a strong pressure wave in any elastic medium that creates significant changes in pressure.

Acoustic waves alter the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of solids and thus, have recently been found to aid in the healing process within the body.

The physics behind Acoustic Wave Therapy

Rather than the use of light (laser treatment), thermal energy

(ultrasound techniques) or electrical stimulation (PEMF or e-stim), Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) helps to promote healing by delivering mechanical energy to an affected area.