Medispec’s patented probe designs use special ellipsoid reflectors that bounce the shock waves between two focal points, focusing the energy on the affected area. These shock waves travel through fluid and soft tissue where a change in impedance results in the release of kinetic energy. Studies have demonstrated that shock waves induce an inflammatory response and neovascularization of the affected area– relieving pain, improving blood flow, and ultimately resulting in tissue regeneration and repair.
The major characteristics of the RSWT equipment are the small size, handheld treatment probe, and lower pressure waves compared with the SWT. The difference in the pressure wave used in RSWT, 4-5 bars, with a penetration depth of only 30-35mm, compared to the 200-800 bars pressure wave with penetration depth of 80-140mm in SWT, makes RSWT the perfect tool for physiotherapists for the treatment of most musculoskeletal pain disorders.
Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT) is a Microwave energy used as a source of heat dedicated to reduce prostatic mass and alleviate urinary obstruction symptoms. Microwaves produce electromagnetic radiation with oscillating electrical and magnetic fields. Heat is produced while the microwaves are absorbed by the tissue. It rises mainly by electrical dipoles (water molecules) oscillating in the microwave field and electrical charge carriers (ions) moving back and forth in the field. These movements transfer energy to the tissue in form of heat.