Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Q? Is ThermoWave Therapy safe?
  • Q? How long is each ThermoWave session, and how many sessions will my pet need?
  • Q? What does a ThermoWaveTherapy session feel like?
  • Q? Are there any side effects?
  • Q? Can my pet return to normal activities after the treatment?
  • Q? When will your pet feel results?
  • Q? How is ThermoWave different to established and disputed, 434 MHz wave therapies that have been around for 25 years?
  • Q? How is it different to Shockwave Therapy?
  • Q? How is ThermoWave different to therapeutic ultrasound?
  • Q? Is my pet a good candidate for ThermoWaveTherapy?
  • Q? Are ThermoWaveTherapy results permanent?

A. Yes. 434 MHz has been used in medicine for over 50 years. ThermoWave’s new antenna and treatment pad technologies allow for a wide range of clinical applications with lower power demands than previously possible and superior clinical results, including rapid reduction in inflammation and pain. Thousands of animals have enjoyed a happy and active life after ThermoWaveTherapy.

A. A ThermoWaveTherapy session is usually 15-20 minutes. Most conditions take 4-6 therapy sessions to resolve, and periodic maintenance may be recommended.

A. A flexible pad is applied to the surface of the animal at the source of the problem being treated. There is no discomfort because the surface temperature of the pad barely increases, while the deeper heat is comfortable and therapeutic.

The proprietary technology in ThermoWave creates the high temperature therapeutic heat only where is it helpful in the healing process. In the case of severe inflammatory conditions, adjustments can be made to maximize comfort during therapy.

A. Side effects if any are generally mild and may include increased urination and sleepiness from increased dieresis and endorphin release. Patients are encouraged to drink plenty of water before and after a treatment session.

A. Patients may return to normal activity after a treatment session, but excessive exercise should be restricted until the muscle mass has had sufficient time to provide increased stability.

A. Many of the benefits start being felt right after the first treatment session. As the optimal heat is delivered to the target, the blood vessels increase in diameter bringing more plasma and nutrients, while also removing toxins and free radicals. As inflammation decreases, pain also decreases. Some neurological results may lag by as much as one-two weeks later.

A. ThermoWave uses a proprietary CUMLA meta-material antenna that allows the system to introduce these tested safe 434 MHz technologies at lower power. The heat is uniquely optimized for the specific absorption rate necessary to induce healing at previously unachievable depths of up to 15 cm without damage to the skin surface or normal cells. No water bolus or cooling device is needed.

A. Shockwave therapy uses sound waves to produce heat and is not intended for use around bony areas. ThermoWave uses 434 MHz as a carrier wave and introduces low frequency modulated signals into the body, which can be used safely around bone and the body’s tissues. Like therapeutic ultrasound, ThermoWave uses periodic oscillation but in the 434 MHz frequency range, which allows for deeper, safer penetration and the introduction of low frequency modulation.

A. Therapeutic ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to produce heat and is not intended for use around bony areas. ThermoWave uses 434 MHz as a carrier wave and introduces low frequency modulated signals into the body, which can be used safely around bone and the body’s tissues. ThermoWave has an increased depth of penetration to 15 cm.

A. ThermoWave has helped thousands of animals and has been included in both animal and human patient therapy protocols with tremendous results for many years.

A. Results vary with the condition and the degree of chronic or other mitigating factors. Results for many conditions are long lasting, yet periodic maintenance treatments may be helpful.

This information is provided by MMTS Medical, Inc., US distributor of ThermoWave.

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