– intense acoustic effects (non-thermal effects)
– diathermy / deep heat (thermal effects)
– mechanical vibration (non-thermal effects)
The intense acoustic effects produced by K-9 Ultrasound are absolutely painless also for calcific pathologies, where shockwaves are usually employed. Shockwaves are painful and dogs often must be sedated for treatment. With specific transducers K-9 Ultrasound generates intense mechanical non-thermal effects: cavitation, acoustic streaming and microstreaming. Dogs can tolerate K-9 Ultrasound treatments without the need of sedation. Please note K-9 Ultrasound can be used as a substitution to shockwaves, but works greatly also as an adjunct device to shockwave therapy. In fact utilizing K-9 Ultrasound in between shockwave treatments maximizes the effects of shockwave therapy for a faster recovery.
Diathermy / deep heat is generated only by K-9 Ultrasound continuous emission transducers (Red Transducer and Yellow Transducer) and causes a deep thermal effect with a minimal increase of skin surface temperature. Deep heat contributes to increase cellular metabolic activity and enzymatic activity, since it produces vasodilation and raises the local demand for oxygen and nutrients. Consequently deep heat also accelerates the removal of waste substances generated by the injury (histamine, bradykinin and prostaglandins, all of which contribute to sensitization of nerve fibers and pain). Diathermy / deep heat allows for pain relief and a faster recovery of the treated areas.
A strong mechanical vibration is generated by K-9 Ultrasound pulsed emission transducers (Blue Transducer, Green Transducer and Grey Transducer). The resulting mechanical non-thermal effects increase cellular metabolic activity and blood micro-circulation, resulting in increased oxygenation and enzymatic activity.
Compared to traditional high frequency ultrasound therapy (1/3 MHz), K-9 Ultrasound produces a more effective and deeper action for a faster recovery in the treatment of canine muscles, tendons and joint structures. In fact K-9 Ultrasound longwave ultrasound therapy (38 kHz +/-2 ) allows much deeper penetration and strong acoustic effects (stable cavitation, acoustic streaming and microstreaming).
Please note that since K-9 Ultrasound is a very powerful device, FDA requires it to be sold to licensed veterinarians or under veterinary prescription.
K-9 Ultrasound generator transforms electrical energy into acoustic pressure waves and controls low frequency piezoelectric transducers. The internal microprocessor continuously adjusts the generated oscillatory movements to guarantee safety and performance.
Through the use of five different transducers, K-9 Ultrasound is able to modulate a wide range of emissions, so that with the same device several different muscular, joint, tendinous and bone conditions can be treated.
CAUTION: Federal Law restricts this device to sale by
or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.