Magne-tec® shock wave markets and distributes therapy machines, such as the patented Swiss DolorClast®, made by EMS (Electro Medical Systems), which provide significant relief from several chronic pain complaints.
Who is Magne-tec®?
Magne-tec® has since its founding in 1983 been dedicated to marketing the most robust and effective medical devices to Medical Practitioners. Only the finest tools designed under the most stringent medical guidelines are promoted, to ensure the best patient care and service. It is in this spirit that the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices are offered in partnership with EMS.
Who is EMS?
Founded in 1981, Electro Medical Systems (EMS) has a history steeped in the Swiss tradition of excellent and exacting precision machining. In keeping with that tradition, EMS is a standard-setting market leader and has built a highly successful reputation for developing masterpieces of medical technology in service of orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis services. The Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices are only the latest in a long line of quality products provided by EMS.
What is the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy?
Developed originally for urological purposes, shock wave therapy has been successfully used on bone tissue since the early 1990s. Introduced in 1997, the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy method was soon the standard in extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Over the years, more orthopedic complaints have been treated by the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy.
The Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices produce high-energy radial acoustic shock waves by a patented process through the tip of the applicator which transfers this force when applied to a patient’s affected area. The skin contact, facilitated by a special gel, is a necessary step in the process which is non-invasive and on an out-patient basis.
The Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices offer a mild and non-invasive chronic pain management alternative without resorting to medication, anesthesia, surgical procedures, or ultrasound assistance to attain highly successful results. This is done in as few as three out-patient closely-spaced treatment sessions.
The relatively painless treatment requires only a few minutes and does not involve any immobilization or significant changes in daily physical activity after the procedure is completed. The secret behind the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy device is that it forces your own body to fix the underlying causes behind the chronic pain issues. The high-energy shock waves stimulate and accelerate the healing process in response to the heightened metabolic activity caused by the treatment.
What does the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy treat?
The EMS Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices treat an ever increasing wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including:
- Chronic (Proximal) Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy With And Without Calcification (Shoulder Pain)
- Shin Splints
- Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
- Treatment Of Delayed Bone Fracture Healing
- Various Forms of Tendonitis:
o Lateral and medial Epicondylopathy (“Tennis” of “Golfer’s” elbow pain)
o Patella Tendinopathy (knee pain)
o Achilles Tendinopathy (ankle or heel pain)
- Pain Caused By Myogeloses (Trigger Points)
Complaints of headaches or migraines, dizziness, neck, back, knee and foot problems are often caused by posture issues or excessive work or physical activity-related strains. By being applied to trigger points, the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices treat many chronic pain symptoms in a flash.
Effects of the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy on tissue
The Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices have demonstrated long term pain reduction results. Trials are still underway to understand the reasons behind this extraordinary result, but several facts are known which make this the best and safest therapeutic method available:
- Patient metabolism is increased at the treatment site
- The absorption of bone spurs (calcium deposits) in and around tendons is facilitated
- There is a marked reduction in inflammation and its side-effects
- Local tenderness in affected areas is reduced
- Improved blood flow in affected areas
- The body’s ability to handle physical stress (mechanical loading) is increased
The Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy methods are also greatly beneficial beyond simply treating your pain:
- There’s no need for hospital admission, so no complications
- No side effects because there’s no drug interaction
- No nerve-damage or infection risk because it’s non-invasive
- Get your pain relief in just eight to ten days
- One method can treat many forms of pain
Is this Shock Wave Therapy safe?
EMS validates all clinical claims of trials involving the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices. In the US, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved the use of the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy machines as Class 1 devices, which are the safest devices and include reading glasses, elastic bandages and tongue depressors.
Other shock wave devices produce hard shockwaves by initiating them with electrical or electro-magnetic means. The Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy machines produce soft shockwaves by using a patented pneumatic method which is the safest.
Backed by the EMS reputation and the multiple peer-reviewed trials confirming the efficacy of the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices, not only is this a safe method, but it consistently proves successful where other therapies have had little or no effect. The DolorClast® is also the only shockwave device accepted for reimbursement by the NHS in the UK because of the strong supporting clinical evidence.
Who should ask for the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy?
While the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy methods provide long-term and pain free results, they are not for everyone. It is a recommended alternative if:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You have had symptoms of chronic musculoskeletal pain and discomfort lasting for 6 months or more
- You have tried conservative therapies which have failed to relieve your pain
Use of the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices should be avoided if:
- You have a blood condition or infection associated with the area of pain
- You have blood clotting issues
- You employ a prosthetic device at or near the affected area
Consult with your physician for other counter-indications prior to submitting to the use of the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices.
How to get the Swiss DolorClast® treatment
Whether you are physically fit, aging, or overweight, you should make every effort to improve your quality of life by minimizing the daily aches and pains that regular activity sometimes produces. There are so many people living with chronic pain when they shouldn’t have to. Consulting a physician is the first step to getting that boost which comes from feeling healthy and pain free.
For those patients who get no relief from physical therapy and are deemed at too much of a risk for invasive surgery to cure the problem, the future is no longer a life sentence of discomfort. Hundreds of clinics in the UK and across Europe offer this alternative and many US-based podiatrists, orthopedists and sports doctors have also adopted the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices. Magne-tec® has contracts throughout Canada for distributing the Swiss DolorClast® Shock Wave Therapy devices.