1. 1. What does the abbreviation PST mean?
"Pulsed Signal Therapy"
2. 2. What are pulsed signals?
Pulsed signals are electrical signals or impulses having a very specific effect of different strength, intensities and frequencies on the human connective tissue, e. g. cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
3. What is the effect of pulsed signals?
Their effect on cartilage is similar to the mechanical stress on the healthy joint. Pulsed signals can reactivate the disordered body═s own repair/regeneration system in the connective tissue.
4. 4. How does PST differ from classic magnetic field therapy?
With PST the magnetic field only serves as the őcarrier˝ for the pulsed signals. During treatment, the magnetic field has no direct effect on the joint. Unlike classic magnetic field therapy, PST is working with very low frequencies within the biological area.
5. Which conditions can be treated with PST?
PST is a treatment therapy for joint problems, arthrosis, rheumatism, back pains and sports injuries/damages.
6. Who can be a PST practitioner?
With PST being a medical therapy, it may be practiced only by a physician or under the supervision or medical directive of a physician.
7. Which devices does PST use and how do they work?
The PST treatment is carried out by use of three types of devices: a treatment bed, a knee device and a variable coil.
The treatment bed is designed for treatment of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine), shoulders and hips, the knee device for treatment of the knee and the variable coil for treatment of the elbow, hand and foot.
8. Are there any restrictions on who may receive treatment?
- Patients with cardiac pacemakers: cervical spine, thoracic spine and shoulders may not be treated
- Women who are pregnant
- Patients with a spreading tumor, if the disease started less than 5 years ago
- Patients with bacterial inflammatory joint disorders
9. How many treatments does one treatment cycle consist of?
One treatment cycle consists of 9 treatment sessions lasting 60 minutes each, which are to be carried out on consecutive days. The only exception here are treatments of the shoulders and the hip joint with 12 treatment sessions each.
10. How many joints may be treated simultaneously?
Only one joint may be treated during one treatment cycle (9 or 12 sessions, respectively). The treatment of a further joint may follow directly after completion of one treatment cycle.
11. Can the treatment be interrupted?
The maximum interruption time is 48 hours, which is why we are offering therapeutic treatments also on Saturdays. Sunday is a holiday.
12. Is the treatment painful?
During treatment, some patients may experience a slight tingling or sensation of warmth. Occasionally, in the initial phase an alteration or slight increase of pain symptoms may occur. However, this is merely temporary and has proven to be beneficial from a prognostic perspective.
13. Who pays for PST?
PST is a treatment offered to private patients, which may be partially reimbursed by many private health insurance companies.
For more questions please feel free to contact our PST Team!