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Patented Radial Shockwave Transmitters




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Shockwave Vibration Therapy

Shockwave vibration therapy is a very useful therapy that helps improve circulation, increase bone density and muscle mass as well as reduce joint pain and stress. It also helps to boost metabolism. Vibration therapy can be administered locally at the site of an injury or issue or throughout the whole body.

Did you know: Vibration therapy gained popularity initially as a way to help astronauts strengthen bone mass and muscles and it continues to be a relied upon therapy used by NASA today?

Localized shockwave vibration therapy is delivered by using the handheld shockwave device on the areas of the body that you are treating. The vibrations are transmitted into the patient’s body through the shockwave device which causes the muscles to contract and relax.

The direction and intensity of the vibrations impact the patient’s results. Does Shockwave produce vibrations that go up and down, front and back? Or just vertical?

The vibrations cause the patient’s body to begin producing more of a type of cell that produces bone, osteoblasts.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?


Patented V-ACTOR® vibration technology comes with unique add-ons for treatment of large muscle areas; tissue massage and muscle soothing; and treatment of specific muscle points.

The main operating elements have been integrated into the active-tip-control display of the handpiece and thus make working on the patient easier. The individual parameter setting (IPS-Control) for all ESWT indications includes treatment parameters recommended by experienced users and ensures reliable pre-setting.

This is a common question that both patients considering to opt for shockwave therapy and practitioners looking to offer shockwave therapy ask.

Shockwave therapy enhances blood circulation which regenerates damaged tissue. This causes the patient to heal faster. In fact, often shockwave therapy is effective in cases where the body has had difficulty healing itself. This is because the strong energy pulses emitted from the shockwave device create micro cavitation bubbles that expand and burst each time the pulses are applied to the affected area. These bubbles stimulate the cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

What Conditions Does Vibration Therapy Treat?

  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcopenia
  • Obesity, high BMI, and diabetes
  • Anxiety disorders associated with high-stress levels
  • Chronic back pain
  • Balance and coordination disorders
  • Hypoxia, prehypertension, and hypertension
  • And more




Specializing in Targeted Areas

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shin Splints
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Trapezius Muscle
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial ~ lTP = Iliotibial Band
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Bone Healing
  • Tennis / Golfers Elbow

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Plantar fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and happens when the thick band of tissue, plantar fascia, that connects the heel bone to the toes, is inflamed. The tissue helps absorb the stress at the bottom of the feet, however, if the pressure is too high or persists for a longer period of time, it can damage the tissue.

Shockwave therapy is an effective, long-term treatment for plantar fasciitis. Not only that, it is quick and non-surgical in nature.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Achilles Tendinopathy

Shockwave Therapy For Achilles Tendinopathy

Runners often complain of mild to more severe pain in the back of their legs or just above the heel bone. This is often because of Achilles tendinopathy, an injury to the Achilles tendon, caused by overuse of the tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone.

Over 150,000 people are affected by Achilles tendinopathy every year.

In addition to experiencing pain, some patients also feel tenderness, stiffness, morning pain, and intermittent swelling which increases after physical activity.

Shockwave therapy provides pain-relieving effects for Achilles tendinopathy by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Patellar Tendonitis

Shockwave Therapy For Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is an injury to the tendon that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone.

The patellar tendon helps with activities such as kicking, running, and jumping and is affected when there is consistent stress on the knee.

When there is constant stress, tiny tears are being created in the tendon. If corrective action is not taken, the tendon becomes inflamed.
Patellar tendonitis is also referred to as jumper’s knee, because athletes, whose sports involve frequent jumping, such as basketball players, are often the ones who are diagnosed with this condition.

Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective form of treatment for patellar tendonitis and helps in fast pain relief and mobility restoration. As it is non-surgical in nature, the recovery time is faster as well.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT


Shockwave Therapy For The Treatment Of Tendinopathy

The human body has the capability to heal when injuries occur, however, Tendinopathy happens when there is a failed healing response of the tendon. It is a broad term that describes a wide range of conditions associated with the overuse and inflammation of tendons.

Usually these tendon inflammations are around the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, heel, and bottom of the feet.

Shockwave therapy can help in resolving these conditions by applying a series of energetic shockwaves to the area that requires treatment. This enables the body to accelerate healing by increasing blood circulation. Tendinopathy patients will usually require three shockwave treatments.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Hamstring Muscle Injuries 

Shockwave Therapy For Hamstring Muscle Injuries

Hamstring muscle injuries are quite common in athletes, particularly those who play sports that require sprinting. A pulled hamstring means that one or more muscles at the back of the thigh have been strained or are torn.

The 3 grades of a hamstring injury can be categorized as follows:

Grade 1 – a mild muscle pull or strain.
Grade 2 – a partial muscle tear.
Grade 3 – a complete muscle tear.

Shockwave therapy is used by many sports physiotherapists to help athletes get back on their feet faster, to great effect.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Myofascial Trigger Points

Shockwave Therapy For Myofascial Trigger Points

When the muscles are stressed or injured, they form trigger points that cause myofascial pain. These trigger points are sensitive to touch, cause a shortening of the muscle fibres, and can even be the cause of referred pain.

Referred pain is when these trigger points are the cause of pain in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.

Shockwave therapy can help deal with both, these trigger points and the associated referral pain.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT


Shockwave Therapy For Bursitis

The body has small, fluid-filled sacs, known as bursae, that serve a very important purpose. They provide a cushioning effect and ease friction between bones, muscles, tendons, and skin. Bursitis condition occurs when these sacs get irritated or inflamed.

The sacs are also located around major joints like shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. So, they can hinder movement if inflamed. The frequently diagnosed trochanteric bursitis, for instance, is often caused by trigger points in the gluteal muscles and the external hip rotators.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is often used to treat bursitis. Hip pain, for instance, can be successfully treated with trigger point shock wave therapy. 

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Stiff Big Toe

Shockwave Therapy For The Stiff Big Toe 

The stiff big toe, also known as Hallux Rigidus, is a type of degenerative arthritis, that can cause pain and stiffness in the metatarsophalangeal joint – the joint where the big toe joins the foot.

Timely treatment  is key when it comes to stiff big toe because it is a progressive condition.

Shockwave therapy is a preferred treatment for the stiff big toe because it is non-surgical and non-invasive. In fact, it has also shown improvement in patients who were not able to find relief with other treatments like orthotics. The patients have seen a reduction in pain and an increase in joint mobility.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT


Shockwave Therapy For Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a condition where tendons, thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone, get inflamed or irritated, causing pain and tenderness.

In the case of tendonitis, the pain usually starts at the site of the tendon and may spread to the surrounding areas. The severity of the pain also varies – in some cases it is gradual and manageable while in others it is sudden and severe.

Patients most commonly complain about tendonitis pain in their shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. Some of the common tendonitis problems include tennis elbow and jumper’s knee. 

Patients who sought treatment for patellar tendonitis saw a 76% improvement.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Scar Tissue

Shockwave Therapy For Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is a collection of cells and collagen, created by the body when it is trying to repair damaged tissue. It is usually thick and fibrous. While scar tissues may not be painful in the beginning, they can become painful over time when nerve endings regenerate.

Shockwave therapy is a non-evasive solution for dealing with scar tissues. Shockwave therapy for scar tissues helps increase blood circulation to the targeted area, consequently enabling the body to break down the fibrous scar tissue.

Is it important to treat scar tissues because, unlike normal elasticated tissue, the scar tissues aren’t as elastic and end up hampering normal movement. Not just that, they can also weaken the healthy tissue around them.

Shockwave therapy stimulates cell regeneration and supports the body’s healing process and helps treat scar tissue injuries.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Shockwave Therapy For Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff is a condition where the build-up of calcium deposits causes tendons to become swollen and irritated. This condition limits the range of movement of the patient and causes pain and discomfort in the arm, neck, and shoulder area.

Shockwave therapy is very effective in alleviating this pain. Studies have shown that shockwave therapy for calcific rotator cuff tendonitis can lead to pain relief, increase the range of movement, and help with strength.

Shockwaves are delivered, through handheld devices, to the affected part of the shoulder and can be used for quick and effective treatment for calcific tendonitis.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Shockwave Therapy For Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Over time, it may become difficult to move the shoulder. The Natural history of this condition is that it usually resolves within 2 year. Shockwave Therapy significantly shortens the healing time.

Most of the patients who are diagnosed with frozen shoulder are usually between the ages of 40 and 60 and mostly affects women.
Research has shown that extracorporeal shock wave therapy significantly reduces pain in people with diabetic frozen shoulder and also reduces treatment cost; helps in pain management and treatment of frozen shoulder.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT


Shockwave Therapy For Nonunions

To heal, bones require adequate stability and ample blood supply. Sometimes, despite receiving treatment some bones fail to heal. These are called nonunions.

The treatment of nonunions with Shockwave Therapy has gained notoriety because it effectively treats the condition with out the need for surgery.

For over 15 years, extracorporeal shock wave treatment has successfully been used, to treat non-healing fractures worldwide. Studies also have shown that shockwave therapy is as effective as surgical intervention for patients with long bone nonunions, with impressive success rates between 71% and 74% at 6 months; not only helps in treating nonunions but also have zero complications.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Shoulder Pain

Shockwave Therapy For Shoulder Pain

Several joints are working in harmony with tendons and muscles to give the shoulder a wide range of motion. When even one of these parts gets affected, the ability to move is hindered.

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles. Sometimes the extension of those muscles, called tendons, get irritated and damaged, making it very difficult to do simple tasks such as lifting a cup of coffee, brushing your hair, or getting dressed.

Shockwave therapy has proven to be a cost and time effective treatment for shoulder pain, to treat typical pressure wave indications such as shoulder pain.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Tennis Elbow

Shockwave Therapy For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are weakened. This happens when certain motions, that put a strain on the elbow, are repetitively performed.

Tennis players rely heavily on arm movements to maneuver their rackets and may end up damaging their tendons. Anyone whose job features repetitive motions of the arm can develop tennis elbow.

Shockwave therapy can help in treating this condition. Studies also show that shockwave therapy for tennis elbow has led to an improvement in pain, function, and grip strength. The soft pressure waves, emitted by the transmitter, are very effective in treating the condition.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Heel Spurs

Shockwave Therapy For Heel Spurs

Heel spurs occur at the base of the heel and maybe associated with plantar fasciitis.

This condition develops when there is traction on the inferior part of the heel that causes calcium build-up in that area. Heels spurs may cause pain, inflammation, and swelling at the base of the heel.

Heel spurs occur in at least half of the people who have plantar fasciitis.

Research shows that shockwave therapy for heel spurs is an effective treatment that heals the pain 84% of the time and can be used to quickly and non-invasively treat heel spurs.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Shin Splints

Shockwave Therapy For Shin Splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, refer to the pain along the shinbone (tibia).

Shin splints are quite common and are usually caused by intensive exercise, vigorous sports activity, or a change in training routine for athletes, dancers, and fitness enthusiasts. Increased activity can overwork the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue, leading to pain along the lower leg.

The application of low-energy shock waves to the shins can help treat the condition within a short period of time. A study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of shockwave treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome in athletes confirmed Shockwaves effectiveness in treating the condition and be used in treating shin splints effectively.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Stress Fractures

Shockwave Therapy For Stress fractures

A stress fracture is a common injury in the world of sports.

Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone. These stress fractures usually happen in weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot.
People who have abnormal bone destiny, weakened bone, such as osteoporosis may also develop stress fractures. Shockwave Therapy has been proven to be effective in treating stress fractures. Research has shown over 90% success rate in treating stress fractures and can be used to effectively tackle these fractures and accelerate the recovery process.

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Bone Healing

Shockwave Therapy For Bone Healing

The healing time for bones varies greatly. It depends on the type of injury, the patient’s age, and their overall health.

Treatments, such as shockwave therapy, can expedite healing. A number of studies have shown that shockwave therapy is highly effective in the non-invasive treatment of bones, particularly when it comes to delayed healing fractures and nonunions.

Shockwave therapy stimulates osteoblasts, the cells, responsible for bone healing and new bone production. It not only helps the body’s natural healing processes but it is also cost-effective and easy to administer. by use shockwave therapy for bone healing and enable patients to get back to normal faster

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT

Muscle Injuries

Shockwave Therapy For Muscle Injuries

When it comes to muscle injuries, shockwave therapy provides effective pain relief and helps restore mobility. By sending low-frequency acoustic shock waves to injured muscles, the therapy helps accelerate the healing process when it comes to injuries such as hamstring injuries.

Studies show that shockwave therapy stimulates the regeneration of damaged tendons and accelerates healing processes.
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat different types of muscle and tendon injuries and is also excellent in the treatment of myofascial conditions.

Storz Medical’s patented V-ACTOR® vibration technology, is a useful option available to enhance and facilitate the treatment of large muscle areas. The V-Actor 

The MASTERPULS MP100, is used at Bodies in Balance by Linda Powell, RMT


Non-healing Ulcers    sorry no info yet


Animal Conditions

Why Choose Shockwave Therapy for Equine and Animal Health?

Shockwave therapy helps horses and small animals heal faster and optimize their physical performance. It’s a non-invasive hands-on therapy method that gives you control throughout the treatment process for maximum effectiveness and comfort of your patients.

The shockwave machine is lightweight for on-location treatment in stables, events, or remote areas. It’s also compact enough for vets to treat small animals comfortably in clinics or at home. Shockwave therapy is easy to administer with the right tool. Even vet technicians and non-equine professionals can perform shockwave therapy, making it an effective and convenient injury treatment.

Shockwave therapy uses sound waves that penetrate deeper than ultrasound or lasers to stimulate tissue regeneration and bone healing for faster and improved treatment results. It increases the blood flow to affected areas – leading to the development of new blood vessels –, stimulates collagen, and dissolves calcium build-up to treat the root cause of injury. Shockwave therapy is drug-free, significantly alleviates pain, and produces more pressure for the long-term health of your patients.

Examples of equine-specific conditions treated:

Ligament, tendon, and muscle strains


Bucked shins

Scar tissue

Neck, back, and joint pain


Examples of small animal injuries treated:

Hip and elbow dysplasia

Achilles tendinopathy


Cauda Equina Syndrome


Chronic pain

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