Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT)
An acoustic wave-therapy targeted at healing deep layers of muscle tissues, MyACT helps treat acute to chronic musculoskeletal pain by compressing and manipulating them, resulting in deep tissue massage. This targets treating pain in the areas of the muscles, tendons, and joints. MyACT (Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy) is the new-generation pain management therapy that treats acute to chronic pain. This therapy provides pain relief and improved blood circulation which are crucial in the healing process.
MyACT: An Easy To Use Pain Management Technology
MyACT pain management technology uses an adjunctive approach to treating musculoskeletal pain and injuries. It has a hand-held device that can be adjusted and positioned in the area of the body experiencing pain. The device sends out intense and controlled acoustic energy waves. The beam of energy released by MyACT would pass deep through the soft tissues and reach the desired location precisely. The device effectively treats pain resulting from strain, stress injuries, myofascial dysfunction, and in areas of the muscles, tendons.
Benefits of MyACT
- Improves range of motion by eliminating adhesions
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces pain, muscle tightness, and promotes tissue healing
- Improved patient satisfaction
- Provides effective therapy
A Non-invasive Method Of Pain Relief With PiezoWave2 and MyACT
The mechanism behind PiezoWave lies in the application of an intense, short duration acoustic wave that passes through the body and concentrates at a location that's deep within the soft tissues of the muscles. This results in a highly concentrated massage.
Sometimes the source of pain is not always at the place where the pain seems to be coming from. Such pain, known as referred pain, is often concentrated at a location. PiezoWave lets doctors diagnose referred pain and pin-point the triggering points. Any kind of injury can be diagnosed with the help of MyACT and define the areas that need treatment.
The duration of a typical PiezoWave treatment is from 10 to 20 minutes, which can be performed twice a week.
Treatment With MyACT Treatment
The doctor begins treatment by marking the sites of pain. A thin coat of coupling gel would be applied on the surface that helps translate the waves to every part of the body. The doctor would begin treatment at a very low setting and increase the frequency of the waves to a level that best suits your condition. The therapy source would be moved around the treatment area. While doing so, the patient may feel an initial dull pain that would eventually subside. The patient would be asked to regularly communicate with the doctor during the procedure to identify the correct site of pain. In the case at any point the patient begins to feel uncomfortable, the therapy source would be adjusted accordingly. After the treatment is over, the coupling gel would be removed and the patient can resume normal activities.
Explore more about MyACT by requesting an appointment with your Palo Alto chiropractor, Dr. Heshmat, today. Call our office or request an appointment online.