Extracorporeal Magnetic Transduction Therapy

About EMTT

Advances in technology are opening a vast range of possibilities for treating pain and injuries using non-invasive and non-pharmacological methods. EMTT is an effective new touch-free technology for treating pain and healing tissues, especially when combined with shock wave therapy.

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The advent of new technologies over the past several years has opened a vast range of possibilities for therapeutic, non-invasive and non-pharmacological methods to help patients manage pain and heal damaged tissues.

One promising new therapy that is getting the attention of the medical community is extracorporeal magnetic transduction therapy (EMTT), a non-invasive treatment technology that uses electromagnetic fields to reduce pain and stimulate cellular neogenesis in targeted tissues.

NYDNRehab is pleased to offer this groundbreaking new technology to our patients to treat a variety of conditions, including joint and muscle disorders, bone fractures, athletic injuries and chronic pain conditions.

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How EMTT Works

EMTT therapy transmits high energy magnetic pulses to targeted tissues at extremely high oscillating frequencies ranging from 100–300 kHz. EMTT. Waves can penetrate deep tissues up to 18 cm beneath the skin’s surface, to target difficult-to-reach tendons, muscles, bones and nervous tissues. When delivered with the right intensity and frequency, EMTT synchronizes with the body’s magnetic fields, causing a disturbance that triggers a regenerative response.

EMTT is delivered via a handheld or freestanding applicator that does not touch the patient’s body. EMTT uses electromagnetic transduction to generate a magnetic field in a high-speed generator that emits impulses at a frequency of 3 Hz. Each impulse is released in nanoseconds, eliciting an electrophysical reaction without increasing the temperature of the treated tissues.

EMTT is relatively painless, with minimal discomfort and no known negative side effects. The patient remains fully clothed while receiving treatment, and the applicator does not touch the skin. EMTT is an outpatient procedure that takes between 5-20 minutes, depending on the condition being treated.

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Advantages of EMTT

Advantages of EMTT

  • As a non-invasive touch-free technology, EMTT provides an unprecedented level of patient comfort while delivering powerful and effective results.
  • Patients do not need to undress for treatment sessions.
  • EMTT has a broad range of applications for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Magnetolith EMTT equipment has an articulated arm to allow for hands-free treatment.
  • Therapy sessions are short, lasting from 5-20 minutes.
  • EMTT equipment is easy to maintain and inexpensive to operate.

EMTT Combined with Shock Wave Therapy

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Focused, Defocused and Radial Shockwave

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) was first used in 1980 to break up kidney stones, but it was soon discovered that ESWT’s high energy sound waves had a regenerative effect on damaged tissues. Since then, as the technology improved over time, it has been increasingly used to enhance healing and reduce pain. When ESWT is used together with EMTT, the two technologies form a dynamic duo that produces results that no other therapy comes close to.

Each of these therapeutic technologies works by distinct mechanisms. EMTT emits magnetic fields, delivering them to the treatment region to stimulate cell regeneration in damaged tissues and reduce inflammation in surrounding tissues. ESWT uses radial, focused and defocused high-energy sound waves to zero in on local tissues.

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EMTT (Magnetotransduction)

EMTT enhances the effectiveness of ESWT in the following ways:

  • Reduces inflammation to allow for better penetration of shock waves
  • Improves joint ligaments, cartilage and fluids
  • Activates cellular metabolism in the target region
  • Revitalizes damaged cells
  • Instigates cellular healing
  • Reduces inflammation to enhances muscle firing capabilities
  • Expands the area of treatment
  • Enhances physical therapy outcomes
  • Gives immediate therapeutic results
  • Facilitates ultrasound guided regenerative injections

In one recent study (Kluter et al., 2018), researchers treated one group of subjects with rotator cuff tendon pain and reduced mobility using only ESWT, and another group using a combination of ESWT and EMTT. Results showed a significant improvement in function and pain reduction in the combination treatment group, compared to the group that had ESWT alone.

At NYDNRehab, our state-of-the-art ESWT equipment is able to deliver radial, focused, and defocused shock waves. A combination of the three produces optimal regenerative results. We use ESWT in conjunction with EMTT to optimize healing and deliver speedy pain relief to our patients.

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Conditions We Treat with EMTT

We use EMTT to provide relief for a broad variety of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including:

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We use EMTT to provide relief for a broad variety of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including:
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Age-related damage like osteoarthritis, herniated discs and spinal spondylarthrosis
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Persistent pain in the neck, back, heels, nerve roots and other chronic pain areas
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Chronically inflamed joints and tendons
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Overuse muscle and tendon injuries
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Bone fractures
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Athletic injuries
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As post-surgery treatment to speed healing

Non-Invasive Injury and Pain Treatment in NYC

If you suffer from musculoskeletal pain or injuries and want fast and effective relief, NYDNRehab in NYC can help. Our Manhattan clinic features some of the most technologically advanced therapeutic equipment available for physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our clinical director, Dr. Lev Kalika, is a pioneer in modern pain treatment using innovative therapies and technologies.


Contact NYDNRehab today for speedy pain relief and healing from the best PT and chiropractic rehab clinic in NYC.

Resources

Gerdesmeyer, Ludger, et al. “Electromagnetic transduction therapy for achilles tendinopathy: a preliminary report on a new technology.” The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 56.5 (2017): 964-967.

Klüter, Tim, et al. “Electromagnetic transduction therapy and shockwave therapy in 86 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy: A prospective randomized controlled trial.” Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 37.4 (2018): 175-183.

Krath, André, et al. “Electromagnetic transduction therapy in non-specific low back pain: A prospective randomised controlled trial.” Journal of orthopaedics 14.3 (2017): 410-415.

Paolucci, Teresa, et al. “Electromagnetic Field Therapy: A Rehabilitative Perspective in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain–A Systematic Review.” Journal of Pain Research 13 (2020): 1385-1400.

Lev Kalika Clinical Director and DC, RMSK

Dr.Kalika revolutionized foot and ankle care by using high resolution diagnostic ultrasonography for structural diagnosis, combined with with gait and motion analysis technology. Dr.Kalika’s motion and gait analysis lab is the only private lab in the US that features research-grade technology found only at top research universities, made available to patients in his private clinic.

Our Specialists

HyunJu YOO, PT, MPT, DPT, CPI (Licensed Physical Therapist)
Dr. Christina Pekar DC
Dr. Michelle Agyakwah DC
Mariam Kodsy Physical Therapist
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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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