Miracle Wave

" A SOUND approach to help you heal"
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Used At The World Cup is now available on island at RVC Physical Therapy Department at the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital.


July 3, 2014 – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy used to treat injuries in athletes at The 2014 World Cup. Treatments for World Cup and other competitive players can vary from R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Election) to corticosteroids, but some soccer clubs have discovered a different solution similar to The Miracle Wave ™ technology: ESWT or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.

Take the Villareal CF Soccer Club, for example. Villarreal CF is reportedly the first Spanish soccer club to use Shock Wave Therapy for the treatment of its players. The club's players are often affected by stress fractures, myalgia, and groin strains, the club's Medical Director believes ESWT to be a very effective solution for the daily treatment of his athletes' muscular problems as well as injuries. This quick, non-invasive solution proves to be the way to go when recovery time is of the essence.

For years, ESWT has been used by veterinarians to assist with decreasing pain, alleviating injuries and even treating wounds. Today doctors and therapists are finding this technology to be beneficial for human musculoskeletal conditions such as: 
  • Tendinitis (mostly in the rotator cuff tendons)
  • Tennis or golfer's elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Achilles tendinitis or pain from dorsal heel spurs
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendinitis and other knee injuries
  • Gluteal tendinitis
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Other tendon irritations of the body

The Miracle Wave ™ technology offers an effective, non-invasive SOUND approach to restoring painless mobility in patients with chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. Similar to the technology of Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), The Miracle Wave ™ is a cutting-edge treatment solution, which utilizes sound waves (or acoustic pulses) to initiate a healing effect within the body to help repair, restore & rejuvenate muscle tissue; esepecially when conventional treatments were unsuccessful.

The best part? There are little to no side effects and there’s no downtime, which means patients are able to resume their daily activities as soon as possible.

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Located in the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, RVC Rehab Services, the island's first private physical therapy department, is proud to be the first in the Caribbean to carry this new machine. They were the first to have the older ESWT machine from 2005.

"We have gotten great results from the older ESWT machine over the past nine years and look forward to even great results from the new Miracle Wave", said Jacqui Tomlinson- Smith, owner of RVC Rehab Services. " We are happy to have our refresher training for our physical therapist staff to fall on World Physical Therapy Day, Monday, September 8 by Gerhard Kinas, the founder himself of this amazing machine."

The Treatment

Following an examination, the average treatment session lasts about 10 minutes and 3- 7 treatment sessions may be required depending on the condition. This fast, safe, efficient and easy application allows patients to resume their daily activities as

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To find out more about how ACOUSTIC WAVE Therapy can help you, call 949-6024 for more information.