Greater Power & Depth for Better Treatment
In Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), a wave is produced by a small explosion generated underwater inside an applicator. This wave is focused through a lens and transmitted into the tissue.
Chattanooga's Intelect Focus Shockwave device electromagnetically generates an extracorporeal shock wave, which produces a high pressure peak in a very short amount of time (<2s). This can penetrate deep into the tissue, up to approximately 4.7", with a precise focus on a small target, for treating heel pain due to chronic proximal plantar fasciitis.
Intuitive and easy to use
The Intelect Focus Shockwave® is operated via a touch screen that displays all essential parameters such as frequency, energy and total number of applied shock waves. Previously stored and customised treatment parameters can be easily retrieved, preventing the need for repetitive manual navigation, and ultimately saving time for the user.
Physiological Effects of Extracorporeal Shock Waves
The acoustic wave positively influences the body's cell functions and intrinsic healing capabilities. The physiological effects of shock waves on the tissue include enhanced neovascularity, accelerated growth factor release, inhibition of molecules that have a role in inflammation, and stimulation of cellular processes that contribute to tissue healing and regeneration.1,4
- Short treatment time (a few minutes) - Precise and targeted application
- Results in a few treatments (1-5)5,6,7,8
- Non-invasive technology
- Alternative to medication
- LCD touch screen
- Enhanced Energy: 0.01 - 0.55mJ/mm2
- Broad Frequency Range: 1 - 8Hz
- 2 stand-off variations
- 4.7" penetration with pinpoint focus
- Short treatment time (a few minutes)
- Deep tissue can be reached
- No known significant adverse effects
What's in the Box - Standard Accessories
- Stand-off I (Short)
- Stand-off II (Long)
- Closing ring transparent for stand-off I and II
- Focus Shockwave Handpiece
- Focus Shockwave Water Bag
- Focus Shockwave Silicone Oil
- Focus Shockwave Operating manual
- Shockwave Power Cord US
- Focus Shockwave Hand-piece holder
Focus Shockwave Cart
Focused Shock Wave therapy: a non-invasive treatment option for patients with heel pain due to chronic proximal plantar fasciitis*.
Gollwitzer, H. et al. Clinically relevant effectiveness of focused Extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis: a randomized, controlled multicenter study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 6;97(9):701-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01331.
Lou J, Wang S, Liu S, Xing G. Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Without Local Anesthesia in Patients With Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis: A Meta- Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Aug;96(8):529-534.