Acoustic pressure waves are mechanical waves that result from the back-and-forth vibration of the particles of the medium through which the sound wave is moving. A MyACT single pressure wave is characterized by an acoustic pulse with a spatial expansion and a very short rise time of only a few nanoseconds. After a few microseconds, the rise is followed by a brief period of negative pressure, after which pressure returns to normal again.
Years of research have shown that mechanical forces including tension and compression greatly influence cellular functions such as gene expression, cell proliferation and differentiation and the secretion of matrix proteins.
Cells use mechanotransduction mechanisms to convert mechanical signals into a cascade of cellular and molecular events.
Tenocytes in tendons, broblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes in articular cartilage, and andendothelial cells in blood vessels are mechano-sensitive and respond to mechanical forces.
Acoustic Compression Therapy’s impact with its pinpointed delivery of mechanical stimuli can generate biochemical events that lead to improved circulation and pain relief — key components in the healing process.
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