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.