Is All Shockwave Therapy Equal?

Is All Shockwave Therapy Equal?

Sydney Physio Clinic Offers The Highest Quality Radial Shockwave Therapy On The Market

For Sydney Physio Clinic choosing the very best shockwave therapy (ESWT) machine to offer our patients was the number one priority when we looked into purchasing one of the many different machines available on the market. With the relatively new arrival of shockwave therapy as a treatment modality in the physiotherapy world recently more manufacturers making radial shockwave therpay units are popping up. Prior to purchasing a ESWT unit we trialed a number of shockwave therapy machines from four of the main manufacturers, spending over three months testing the different machines before making our final decision.
In the end the decision to go with the DolorClast Master Touch Radial Shockwave Therapy Machine was a no-brainer. Out of all the machines we tested the DolorClast Master Touch for us was clearly the most appropriate for our clients needs. By purchasing the DolorClast unit it made sure we are able to provide our patients with the option to receive the very best radial shockwave therapy Sydney has to offer (ultimately that is what the whole trial period was about).

Not All Sydney Shockwave Therapy Is The Same: Don’t Be Fooled

At Sydney Physio Clinic we saw no point in purchasing an inferior machine because it was cheaper, or more portable. We chose the DolorClast machine because where we felt the DolorClast Master Touch left the competitors behind was that the delivery of energy from this machine to the targeted area was unparalleled. All of the other machines tested and trialed although indicating they delivered the equivalent intensity shockwave therapy the actual sensation of energy delivery from the DolorClast machine was significantly greater than any other unit we tried. As a result we felt confident we could deliver the most appropriate treatment using the DolorClast unit.
The 30 kilogram air compressor of the DolorClast unit was able to deliver a pressure wave and energy sensation to the targeted area that was far greater than any of the other machines could muster. With the other manufacturers shockwave units we found we needed to set them to maximum or near maximum intensity levels to deliver a sensation near comparable to the pressure and energy sensation felt with the DolorClast machine at its lowest intensity settings. At Sydney Physio Clinic we felt this had a lot to do with among other things the size and weight of the unit and the “punch” it can deliver as a result of the weight of the DolorClast medical grade compressor being significantly greater than any of the other units on the market. Putting a 30kg compressor up against a 7kg or even a 17kg compressor is like pitching a heavyweight boxer against a featherweight it’s obvious if they go toe to toe with each other who will come out on top.

Research Backs The DolorClast Master Touch EWST Machine

Furthermore to the unparalleled sensation when comparing ESWT machines, when looking at the body of research behind the application of shockwave therapy in physiotherapy the majority of this research has been carried out using DolorClast machines. Shockwave therapy has some pretty impressive research studies to support its use in physiotherapy. However as previously mentioned after trying a number of different units for us it was obvious that no two machines delivered the same treatment. So although as a patient you may be paying for shockwave treatment because you were advised to receive ESWT because the research suggests it would be useful for your condition. Unless you are receiving shockwave therapy from one of machines used when conducting the research papers you can’t necessarily expect the same results the studies achieved. Having examined much of the current research available on radial shockwave therapy this was the final clincher in our decision. Not only did the DolorClast unit feel completely different and superior to the other machines we trialed, it also had the research to support it which is something no other ESWT machine can boast.

What Is It That Sets Sydney Physio Clinic’s Shockwave Therapy Machine Apart?

  • The swiss DolorClast Machine comes from E.M.S. Electro Medical Systems and was founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland the provide medical equipment with unequaled quality crafted with Swiss renowned precision.
  • The Swiss DolorClast Master is the first and only device to feature an air pressure Vs Energy Flux Density (EFD) converter. This option automatically calculates the EFD output (in mJ/mm²) corresponding to the air pressure level chosen for the treatment.
  • The EVO BLUE unique hand piece delivers constant Energy Flux Density (EFD) output throughout the entire spectrum of frequency, and not only is the EFD constant, but the EVO BLUE delivers a higher energy compared to other handpieces on the market.
  • The EVO BLUE and EVO Red Power Handles used at Sydney Physio Clinic offers the physiotherapist controlled variable force application with an indicator to ensure correct pressure is applied during treatment as well as easily adjustable pressure application depending on the area being treated. No other units on the market have this intuitive handle feature.

As a patient the quality of the ESWT is what is important and not all Sydney shockwave therapy is the same. The DolorClast machine used at Sydney Physio Clinic provides the highest quality radial shockwave therapy Sydney has to offer and DolorClast has the research to back it up.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific medical advice or assistance on Is All Shockwave Therapy Equal? should consult his or her general practitioner, physiotherapist, orthopaedic surgeon or otherwise appropriately skilled practitioner.