What is this new machine? What is Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT)?
This technology uses sound waves to remodel tissue at the cellular level and has been around for over 20 years! It uses acoustic (sound) waves to target tissues at varying depths by compressing and manipulating the tissue, resulting in a focused, precise, deep tissue massage using a small handheld device similar to an ultrasound wand.
This technology is based off the same technology used to break up kidney stones (lithotripsy). Think of a submarine at the bottom of the ocean- they cannot see in front of them so they send out sonar waves (sound waves) to find anything that may be in front of them, and when it finds something it sends a signal back to the sub. This is the same concept as MyACT!
Mechanism of action: What does it do? How does it heal things?
MyACT promotes healing in a big way- 65-91% of patients experience significant improvement in damaged bone and muscle tissue, which allows them increased movement and decreased pain!
- It can also increase circulation around soft tissue injuries.
- Promotes the production and migration of stem cells to the treated area, encouraging tissue healing and regeneration within 8-10 weeks following the initial treatment.
- Boosts collagen production: the body uses collagen to heal injuries. MyACT targets unhealthy tissue within the injured area and creates new blood vessels and restores healthy tissue.
- Breaks up calcification: Trauma to tendons can generate calcified fibroblasts (cell in connective tissue that produces collagen other fibers) in the injured area, causing chronic pain with decreased mobility. PiezioWave uses soundwave pulses to clear the calcification from the damaged area, reducing pain and restoring function.
Chronic conditions that have seen improvements:
- Neck and back pain
- Bicep tendinopathies
- Shoulder tendinopathy
- Bone on bone degeneration
- Tennis/golf elbow
- Heel spur/ plantar fasciitis
- Torn ligaments
- Ulnar nerve/carpal tunnel syndrome
- Patellar syndrome