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Shockwave – The Swiss DolorClast® Method

One Method,

Many Indications

The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and spasticity.

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
The Swiss DolorClast Method

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The Science of Shockwave

A shock wave is a single acoustic pulse characterized by a rapid rise to a high peak pressure followed by a rapid drop to below ambient pressure. They are delivered to the affected area from the point of contact at the skin surface.

The Swiss DolorClast® Method uses single acoustic pressure waves to treat musculoskeletal and dermatological pathologies. It offers two technologies – propagation of radial and/or focused shock waves — to optimize treatment results.

By delivering a mechanical stress to injured tissues, Shock Waves enable:





Depletion of presynaptic substance P in C nerve fibers1

Blockade of neurogenic inflammation1 Improved tendons gliding ability2


Improved blood circulation3

Activation of mesenchymal stem cells4 New bone formation5

1 Maier et al., 2003. 2 Zhang et al., 2011. 3 Application of shock waves usually results in reddening of the skin, which indicates increased blood supply. 4 Hofmann et al., J Trauma 2008. 5 Radial ESWT: Gollwitzer et al., 2013; ESWT: Tischer et al., 2008, among many others.

Shockwave Ballistic Generation

Ballistic Generation

Compressed air accelerates a projectile which strikes a fixed applicator.
The kinetic energy is converted into a shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin.

These shock waves are conveyed radially for broad treatment areas.

Radial shock wave visualization

The compression phase (P+) penetrates the skin and weakens the tissue.
A tensile phase (P-) follows generating cavitation bubbles.

These bubbles collapse causing secondary shock waves.

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Why consistent energy delivery so important

Shock Wave therapy is dose dependent. However, as you increase the frequency of shock waves generated, not all devices and handpieces can sustain the same energy delivery at higher frequencies.

Bench studies1 demonstrate that the DolorClast® Radial Shock Waves delivers up to 200% more energy density than competing devices at frequencies of 15 Hz and above and maximum pressure.

1 Internal bench study comparison of energy density between the DolorClast Radial Shock Waves (EMS) and the best device among competition.

How do radial shock waves work?

Red chili peppers contain capsaicin. At first this substance overwhelms the so-called C nerve fibers responsible for transmitting pain but then disables them for an extended period of time. Everybody knows the feeling – first, the mouth is on fire, then it feels completely numb. Research has indicated that shock wave therapy works the same way1.

1 Maier et al., Clin Orthop Relat Res 2003; (406):237–245.


Swiss DolorClast® Products


DolorClast® Radial Shock Wave

To address superficial sub-acute or chronic musculoskeletal pathologies.

A new bench test comparison study between the EMS DolorClast Radial Shock Waves and the Storz MASTERPULS 200 ultra demonstrates significant differences in energy output at higher frequency settings.

Maximize treatment outcomes
The right technologies ​with the right energies​ to address 90% of all major musculoskeletal disorders​ with success​.

Transform patient experiences
The ally to provide pain-free experience and restore patients’​ confidence in their recovery.

Boost practice success
The partner in care to boost​ your practice productivity, visibility, and profitability.


Swiss DolorClast® Smart20

The Smart Choice In Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Radio Shockwaves in a new format, compact, lightweight and versatile. The new Swiss DolorClast® Smart20 now makes radial shock wave therapy even smarter. Enhanced versatility and mobility, improved treatment results and better economics combine to offer effective radial shock wave therapy at a uniquely affordable price.

Effective and easy

  • Freely selectable impulse frequencies
  • Compact design and easy handling
  • Pneumatically generated shock wave
  • Broad spectrum of indications
  • Controlled application (indicator for applied pressure)
  • Working pressure up to 4 bar
  • Innovative touch panel

Swiss DolorClast® Master

The Solution In Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Designed for easy-to-run sessions, the Swiss DolorClast® Master features 17 ready-to-treat protocols with preset recommended settings, and up to 200 logs for tailored treatment protocols.

  • Accurate manual settings, pressure ramp-up and energy density display.
  • Air pressure Vs Energy Flux Density (EFD) converter.

Integrating a comprehensive therapeutic guide, the device gives access to anatomical and clinical definitions, list of published clinical studies, contra-indications and risks.

Stores patients files with automatic treatment history and offers a Visual Analog Scale solution to track pain reduction throughout the treatment.


Swiss DolorClast® Evo Blue Handpiece

The Only Constant Energy Shock Waves Hand-Piece On The Market

The new Swiss DolorClast® Evo Blue Handpiece, with over 1 million pulses, delivers constant Energy Flux Density (EFD) output throughout the entire spectrum of frequency which enables to treat 6 times larger areas in the same amount of time with a 36 mm applicator at 4 bar, compared to a 15 mm applicator at 2 bar.

New applicator design based on Finite Element Analysis* – for ideal Shock Wave transmission

High-precision smart-lock piston with patented valve system – for unprecedented energy flux densities at all frequencies.

Improved performance
Latest innovation from the inventor of Radial Shock Wave therapy (RSWT®) – the Original Swiss DolorClast® Method


Swiss DolorClast® Power+ Handpiece

The Highest Energy Flux Density

A modified design, an adjusted travel distance, the size of projectile and new applicators account for higher energy flux density. The Power+ handpiece extends the range of applications due to higher energy and greater depth of penetration.


  • Variable energy flux density (0.01-0.55 mJ/mm2)
  • Greater depth of penetration (up to 45 mm)
  • Integrated impulse counter and impulse trigger
  • 36 mm planar applicator for surface treatment
  • Focus applicator for directed shock wave application
  • Easy to use and compatible with all Swiss DolorClast® devices

Grow Your Business!

Selecting the best equipment for your clinic not only can make sure that you have better patient care, this decision can make you money from day one. We offer flexible plans that help to grow your business.


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*As low as $99 depending on the device

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Practitioner training and shared knowledge

“This treatment helped me to be able to take part in the World Cup races… and prepared me for the Olympics in Vancouver”

– Aksel Lund Svindal

Alpine Skier, 42 Gold Medals Won In The World Cup Races

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Download the DolorClast App

The DolorClast® app is the reference in Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and features the Original Swiss DolorClast® Method invented by EMS Electro Medical Systems of Nyon, Switzerland.

Now available in 7 different languages – English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian -, this app is an all-in-one educational and therapeutic guide.

The update includes a unique VAS pain scale measuring patients’ pain intensity. The app also provides medical descriptions, contraindications, treatment protocols, clinical reference studies and treatment videos for 17 conditions including chronic tendinopathies of the musculoskeletal system such as plantar fasciopathy or Achilles insertional tendinopathy.

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