Treating chronic back and neck problems.
Acoustic Compression Therapy helps increase blood flow to injured area for faster healing
Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT for short) is one of the many therapies offered at Burkhart & Chapp Chiropractic, PLC. The device utilizes focused sound waves to break down adhesions or scar tissue that forms due to chronic injuries, immobility, and spasms. Patients often feel the device working and help guide clinicians to the exact location that is causing pain.
ACT is performed in a similar fashion to ultrasound therapy, but is up to 1000X more concentrated. Sound waves penetrate through the skin to the muscle, bone, ligaments, and nerves below. This creates a vibration or shockwave at the treated area. Cumulatively, these waves cause the tissue to begin the process of scar tissue break down and subsequent regeneration. Cellular chemicals are released to stimulate the surrounding tissues to assist in the healing process. The microvasculature or blood flow increases allowing for more nutrients to be delivered to the injured area. The net result is healing.
Acoustic Compression therapy services offered in Caledonia and the Grand Rapids area of MI
Acoustic Compression Therapy has been effective in treating many of the following conditions:
- Muscle spasms in the back and neck
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Tendonitis of the shoulder and elbow
- Sprain of the knee or ankle
- Hip sprain/strain
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Trigger Finger
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- IT Band Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
Acoustic Therapy accelerates healing
Acoustic Compression is performed directly over the skin. A gel is applied to allow the soundwave to penetrate to the proper depth. Many patients feel the shockwave deep in their tissue. Patient feedback, including the location and intensity of the sensation, allows the clinician to target a specific area.
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Please feel free to contact us at 616-698-0046 if you need any further information. If you would like to have a more detailed discussion, you can set an appointment at your earliest convenience.