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Intelect Focus Shockwave


Greater Power & Depth for Better Treatment Powered by Storz Medical

In Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), a cylindrical wave is generated underwater inside the handpiece. This wave is focused through the reflector and transmitted into the tissue.

Chattanooga's Intelect Focus Shockwave device electromagnetically generates an extracorporeal shock wave, which produces a high pressure peak in a very short amount of time (<2?s). Thus, allowing for focused treatment of heel spur at a depth of 1 inch. The shock wave is focused to a small targeted area for treating heel pain due to chronic proximal plantar fasciitis.

Key features

  • LCD touch screen
  • Enhanced Energy: 0.01 - 0.55mJ/mm2
  • Broad Frequency Range: 1 - 8Hz
  • 2 stand-off variations
  • 4.7" penetration with pinpoint focus


  • Short treatment time
    (a few minutes)
  • Precise and targeted application
  • Results in a few treatments (1-5)5,6,7,8
  • Deep tissue can be reached
  • Non-invasive and no known significant adverse effects
  • Alternative to medication

Focused Treatment

Focused Shock Waves (F-SW)

Focused shock waves are preferably used in the treatment of deep target areas. The extracorporeal, focused shock wave permits precise diagnosis and therapy of active latent trigger points. Focused shock waves can penetrate approximately 4.7" with pinpoint focus.


The efficiency of this modern ESWT device derives from the powerful and individually selectable energy range. The device?s shock wave source is equipped with a time-tested cylindrical coil and offers a constantly high energy dynamic in the entire focus zone.

2 stand-offs for tailored treatment

The stand-offs provide different treatment options. The shorter the stand-off head, the more powerful the shock wave and the greater the penetration depth. The longer the head, the more precise the focal zone.

Stand-offs and penetration depths of the F-SW handpiece

Physiological Effects of Extracorporeal Shock Waves

The acoustic wave positively influences the body's cell functions and intrinsic healing capabilities. The physiological effects of shock waves on the tissue include enhanced neovascularity, accelerated growth factor release, inhibition of molecules that have a role in inflammation, and stimulation of cellular processes that contribute to tissue healing and regeneration.1,2,3,4


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  2. Furia JP, Rompe JD, Cacchio A, Maffulli N. Shock wave therapy as a treatment of nonunions, avascular necrosis, and delayed healing of stress fractures. Foot Ankle Clin. 2010 Dec;15(4):651-62.
  3. Dymarek R, Halski T, Ptaszkowski K, Slupska L, Rosinczuk J, Taradaj J. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy as an adjunct wound treatment: a systematic review of the literature. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014 Jul;60(7):26-39.
  4. Ciampa AR, de Prati AC, Amelio E, Cavalieri E, Persichini T, Colasanti M, Musci G, Marlinghaus E, Suzuki H, Mariotto S. Nitric oxide mediates anti-inflammatory action of extracorporeal shock waves. FEBS Lett. 2005 Dec 19;579(30):6839-45.
  5. Gollwitzer H, Saxena A, DiDomenico LA, Galli L, Bouché RT, Caminear DS, Fullem B, Vester JC, Horn C, Banke IJ, Burgkart R, Gerdesmeyer L. Clinically relevant effectiveness of focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis: a randomized, controlled multicenter study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 6;97(9):701-8.
  6. Gollwitzer H, Diehl P, von Korff A, Rahlfs VW, Gerdesmeyer L. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic painful heel syndrome: a prospective, double blind, randomized trial assessing the efficacy of a new electromagnetic shock wave device. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007 Sep-Oct;46(5):348-57.
  7. Ulusoy A, Cerrahoglu L, Orguc S. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Outcomes of Laser Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy, and Extracorporeal
  8. Shock Wave Therapy for Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jul - Aug;56(4):762-767.
  9. Rompe JD, Decking J, Schoellner C, Nafe B. Shock wave application for chronic plantar fasciitis in running athletes. A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Sports Med. 2003 Mar-Apr;31(2):268-75.