SONICWAVE™ includes “low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy” (LI-ESWT) and other forms of non-electromagnetic vibratory pressure waves for treating various physical, vascular and neurological conditions.
LI-ESWT is sometimes termed EPAT, or extracorporeal pulse activation technology, or “acoustic wave” technology.
SONICWAVE™ therapies are scientifically validated approaches for treating vasculogenic erectile dysfunction to stimulate blood flow and nerve function. They are a relatively new approach for pelvic rehabilitation. SONICWAVE™ is most effective when used as part of a multimodal treatment. It is available at clinics under the supervision of specially trained medical doctors.
SONICWAVE™ itself is non-drug, non-surgical and without adverse side effects.
Low energy shock waves have been used for many years to treat damaged muscles,tendons, bones and nerves. The treatment is used to treat plantar fasciitis, tendonitis (suchas the achilles tendon), knee problems, golfers’ elbow, tennis elbow and bone fractures thataren’t healing. More recently shock waves are being used to treat coronary disease bystimulating the growth of the heart’s blood vessels.
Similar technology using higher energies have been used to break up kidney stones so they can be passed in the urine without surgery. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), as it is called, has been used over 100 million times. The side effects of high energy extracorporeal shock waves are well documented and for the most part are similar to the effects of minor physical trauma, that tissues fully recover from.
SONICWAVE™ is not a specific drug, appliance or equipment.