APT has been in use for more than 20 years in orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology, and veterinary medicine.
It has been shown to speed up recovery by producing new blood vessels, reducing inflammation and improving tissue functioning, alongside other long-term positive effects.
How APT technology works
Shockwaves are “mechanical” waves, whose shape is characterized by an initial positive and very rapid phase of high amplitude, followed microseconds later by a sudden phase of mild negative pressure, and then a return to the ambient (basic) status. Certain biological cells interact with these shockwaves through mechanotransduction, converting mechanical stimuli into biochemical responses. Important cellular functions such as migration, proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis are affected, resulting in the remodeling, growth or creation of arterioles in people and animals. The new or more robust blood vessels improve blood supply and oxygenation of the treated area and accelerate the body’s own healing mechanisms.