The plantar fascia is a ligament which connects the heel to the toes. It does a lot for our feet from storing energy to help the body propel forward as we walk or run, and...
First Physio Clinic in Singapore to Introduce Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy
HelloPhysio offers a new option in rehabilitation and regeneration of musculoskeletal diseases (e.g., lower back pain or tendinopathies of rotator cuff or Achilles tendon) through the MAGNETOLITH® Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) by Storz Medical.
HelloPhysio is the first physiotherapy clinic in Singapore to combine this new treatment technology with other adjunct modalities, such as Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (acoustic waves) to accelerate the healing process and people suffering with chronic conditions.
“I constantly read research on leading evidence-based treatments to find the most effective management for a client’s condition,” says Jenny Huang, founding and senior physiotherapist at HelloPhysio. She continues, “We strive to elevate patient care through innovative technologies and adjunct modalities such as EMTT®.”
EMTT® is a new and advanced treatment that has been developed by Storz Medical in Switzerland for the treatment of bone, tendon, muscle, nerve and ligament injuries or disorders throughout the body. This is a state-of-the-art therapy that has been developed as a non-invasive, safe alternative to steroid injections and other interventions. EMTT® can be used to reduce pain and inflammation in difficult to treat conditions such as bone injuries, stress fractures, fractures and arthritic joints, as well as the harder to treat conditions such as tendinopathies. EMTT® is a healing accelerator which will enhance the healing of any musculoskeletal structure.
Typical musculoskeletal disease indications may include:
- Degenerative Joint Diseases: Signs of wear and tear, e.g. arthrosis (knee, hip, hands, shoulder, elbow), herniated disc, spondylarthrosis
- Pain Therapy: (Chronic) pain, e.g. back pain, lumbalgia, tension, radiculopathies, heel pain
- Sport Injuries: (Chronic) inflammation of tendons and joints, tendon overload syndrome, osteitis pubis
EMTT® has resulted in significant pain reduction and decreased the daily restrictions associated with back pain compared to standard therapy (Krath, A. et al., Journal of Orthopaedics, 14(3):410-415, 2017). With respect to pain and deterioration of shoulder function in the case of rotator cuff tendinopathy, the therapy has shown significant improvement compared to the placebo therapy (Klüter, T. et al., Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 37(4):175-183, 2018). A significant reduction in pain has also been demonstrated in relation to tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon compared to the control group (Gerdesmeyer, L. et al., The Journal for Foot and Ankle Surgery, 56(5):964-967, 2017).
The research behind EMTT® shows that it is effective in speeding up healing of tendons, nerves, bone and lower back problems. The technology generates an electromagnetic pulse that penetrate up to 18cm deep into the tissue so that even deeper tissue layers can be reached – something which is unique to this therapy. Painful areas of the body are treated with high-energy magnetic pulses, the field strength of which lies within the therapeutically effective range. This regenerative treatment stimulates specific biological processes in the cellular tissues that are being targeted, increasing the cells activity. This activity speeds up the healing process in injuries and chronic disorders.
“Combining EMTT® with shockwave therapy further enhances the healing and regeneration process, and is a ‘game changer’ for people struggling with chronic conditions,” mentions Huang.
A single treatment session lasts between five and 20 minutes, and between six to eight sessions are required, depending on the severity of the condition and the response to the therapy. Physiotherapy treatments from HelloPhysio is eligible for insurance claims through your health care insurance plans, which may include EMTT®.
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