Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy / Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy

Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®), also known as Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy, is a state of the art therapy now available at Activation Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The emergence of new technologies over the past several years has opened a vast array of possibilities for therapeutic, non-invasive and non-pharmacological methods to help patients manage pain and heal damaged tissues.

One effective new therapy that has grabbed the attention of the medical community is Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®), also known as Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy, a non-invasive and non-pharmacological treatment technology that uses electromagnetic fields to reduce pain and heal damaged tissues by stimulating cellular neogenesis in targeted areas.

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

How EMTT®Works

EMTT®  transmits high energy magnetic pulses to targeted tissues at extremely high oscillating frequencies ranging from 100–300 kHz. The 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 appropriate intensity and frequency, EMTT® synchronizes with the body’s magnetic fields, causing a disturbance that triggers a regenerative response. This deep tissue treatment is unique to this therapy and triggers electromagnetically induced biological effects at the cell and tissue level. It accelerates swelling elimination, helps restore normal blood flow, nutrients, and oxygenation of tissue.

The magnetic waves also stimulate specific biological processes in the tissues that are being targeted, increasing their activity, speeding up and enhancing the healing process in injuries and chronic disorders and reducing inflammation. Fibroblast and collagen proliferation is increased following each treatment leading to wound healing.

The loop of the applicator is placed directly above or around the part of the body being treated, to target painful areas and direct skin contact is not necessary. Treatment is usually applied between 6 to 12 times over a number of weeks.


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EMTT is very safe with generally minimal pain. There are no reported side effects to this treatment and there are only a few instances where the treatment will be unsuitable for you. It can be integrated with other rehabilitation therapies for the treatment of chronic and acute pain in musculoskeletal diseases and injuries.

Placebo-controlled reseach studies show the effectiveness of EMTT – both as a stand-alone therapy and as a supplement to Extracoporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). While ESWT uses low intensity acoustic effects on a local treatment area, EMTT uses high energy electromagnetic effects on a regional treatment area. ESWT & EMTT have an additive profile and thus also work great in combination or as parts of a multimodal therapy approach.

Clinical Studies on EMTT (Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy / Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy)

Gerdesmeyer L et al., J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Sep-Oct;56(5):964-967. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.06.014. Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28842106/

Klüter T et al., Electromagn Biol Med. 2018;37(4):175-183. doi: 10.1080/15368378.2018.1499030. Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28736490/

Krath A et al., J Orthop. 2017 Jun 29;14(3):410-415. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2017.06.016. Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30183430/

Klüter, T. et al., Journal of Orthopedic Research and Therapy: JORT-1113. DOI: 10.29011/2575-8241.001113, 2018.

Elshiwi A et al., Braz J Phys Ther. 2019 May-Jun;23(3):244-249. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.004. Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30177406/

Knobloch et al. Extracorporeal magnetotransduction therapy (EMTT) and high-energetic focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) as bone stimulation therapy for metacarpal non-union – a case report. 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33588496/

Ringeisen, M., Ludger, G., Presentation at the annual congress of the umbrella association osteology (DVO), March 2018, Dresden. Therapy of traumatic/mechanical bone marrow edema with electromagneto-transduction therapy [in German].

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