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New Spine-Actor heads are fork shaped and come in three sizes for different parts of the spine. This transmitter can be used as a stand alone treatment but is more commonly incorporated into a more complete therapy session. Treatment is primarily used with patients who are sub-acute or chronic.
The simple explanation is that it helps mobilize tissue and stimulate normal physiological behaviour. In theory, the therapy will assist in healing and improve soft tissue properties and in turn, function. The treatment sessions are measured relative to the clinical responses of individuals.
A few things we like about shockwave therapy is that it is safe and non-invasive. In addition, we can determine if this therapy is beneficial after just a few sessions. Below is information from the Shockwave site.
Combined with EPAT®, fork shaped applicators / transmitters help treat spinal musculature.
These specialized EPAT® transmitters for the radial D-ACTOR handpiece optimally reach the vertebral joints of the entire spinal column in the neck, chest and lumbar areas. The muscles can be worked on paravertebrally. The contact surface of the U shape allows medical professionals to selectively reach myogeloses, tension and trigger points with EPAT®.