The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and spasticity.
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:
MAIN SHORT TERM EFFECTS
MAIN LONG TERM EFFECTS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Original Radial Shock Wave Device
In a class of its own
The original radial Shock Wave device that set new standards in treatments of tendinopathies and calcifications since 1999. Fast-track treatments thanks to free selection of frequency, air pressure and impulses:
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.
Latest innovation from the inventor of Radial Shock Wave therapy (RSWT®) – the Original Swiss DolorClast® Method
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.
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.
*As low as $99 depending on the device
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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.