Shockwave energy is generated by several hundred piezoceramic crystals mounted in an applicator. The crystals are arranged as a mosaic and are precisely aligned with the therapy focus. When excited by a high-voltage pulse, the piezoceramic elements expand briefly along their axis by a few micrometers, creating a shockwave.
A characteristic of piezoelectric shockwaves is that they can be precisely focused to achieve their maximum efficacy at the point of focus of the therapy. The large diameter and concomitant large aperture angle of the applicators ensure that the energy density on the skin surface is low, consequently minimizing pain on it.
Shockwave therapy is successfully used for high efficient, non-surgical treatment of chronical painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. One large treatment area is the therapy of myofascial pain syndrome, injury to muscle, trigger points and acute and chronic sports injuries.