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Radial Pulse Therapy

The enPuls system is an advanced system that uses short, intense electromagnetic shockwaves to treat musculoskeletal pain. It works by stimulating the break down of scar tissue and adhesions, causing an inflammatory response which increases blood circulation to the area and helps relieve pain, promote healing and improve range of motion.

Radial Pulse Therapy is indicated to treat pain from muscle, tendon, ligament and bone injuries due to trauma, overuse or arthritis.

The enPuls device consists of a hand piece in which electromagnets are projected on an applicator tip producing radial energy waves that penetrate deep into the tissues (35-40 mm) where other forms of therapy (heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation) cannot reach.

The enPuls handpiece is applied to the skin over the affected area and shockwaves are transmitted into the tissues. The intensity of the shockwaves can be controlled and adjusted. During the initial 1-2 minutes of treatment you may experience some discomfort following which chemical reactions occur that release your body’s natural pain killers. As the intensity of the shockwaves are increased, you will feel a thumping sensation. The affected areas are treated for a short period of time until about 2000-3000 shockwaves are delivered. A session may last about 20-30 minutes depending on your condition. Pain relief and improved range of motion are usually noticed immediately following a session. Four to six treatments, each a week apart, are usually recommended.

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