Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is a new technology using pulses of sound energy called “acoustic waves” to treat painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A acoustic wave is an intense, short duration acoustic wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.
Applications include the treatment of and pain associated with plantar fasciitis, sports related and repetitive stress injuries, and trigger points. MyACT is effective in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome which can be related to acute and chronic sports injuries, repetitive stress and occupational injuries.
Acoustic Compression waves have been used successfully in the treatment of chronic pain since the early ’90s. The science behind MyACT is the same as lithotripsy, a technology that makes use of acoustic waves to break up kidney stones without surgery. Patients undergoing lithotripsy procedures noticed that their unrelated aches and pains were reduced, leading scientists to consider acoustic waves effect on other tissue injuries. Specialized machines were developed specifically with the idea of using the acoustic waves in other parts of the body – and MyACT was born.