PSWT involves a device that delivers an electric and magnetic field in short pulses with a time gap in between.
While Ultrasound therapies are effective in treating denser tissues with high concentrations of collagen, e.g. ligaments and tendons, Pulsed Shortwave is more useful, because of its mode of action, in cells where ionic concentrations are vital to repair, namely muscle and nerve cells.
The effects noted include a distinct reduction in inflammation. Physios will use Pulsed Shortwave to treat muscle damage, and particularly to reduce inflammation and promote the repair of strains and similar muscular issues. Pulsed Shortwave can also be used to treat fractures and nerve damage.