CTU V Wave is an electro-medical device generating mechanical vibrations at selective frequencies, from
50Hz to 150 Hz, addressed to the stimulation of the neuromuscular system.
The vibrations transmitted to muscles stimulate the primary endings of the muscle spindle, exciting the
motor neurons, causing the reflexive muscle contraction.The vibration improves synchronization of motor
units and can have positive effects on the neurological response to muscle contractions, allowing a better
coordination in activating the related muscles.
The therapy as mechanical nerve stimulation by vibration has shown to be very effective in preventing and
treating muscle damages, either arising from competitive, amateur activities or due to pathology,
sedentary lifestyle or advanced age.
CTU V WAVE DATA SHEET
GENERAL FEEDING:230 Volt AC; 50Hz;0.09A;20 VA (7W); 0.36 pF
MAX FREQUENCY:150 Hz
EQUIPMENT OF MEDICAL CLASS:II A
DISPLAY:Digital display – Touch Screen
Functioning environmental conditions
TEMPERATURE: from 10 to 30 °C
HUMIDITY: from 30 to 75%
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE: from 700 to 1000hPa
Storage environmental conditions
TEMPERATURE: from 0 to 45 °C
HUMIDITY: from 10 to 80%
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE: from 700 to 1000 hPa
CTU V Wave is a complex tool basing its efficacy on stimulation of neuromuscular system and in particular
stimulation of reflex arc.
The reflex arc represents a coordination system between an environmental stimulus and the reaction of the
organism come into contact with such stimulus.It is calculated according to the frequencies of muscle
resonance created during the therapy.
During the treatment by effect of vibrations, different muscle groups are stimulated and put in
«disequilibrium».The system is able to evaluate the spatial and temporal muscle recruitment during the
whole vibration treatment.
The spatial recruitment, the first one to be stimulated, is the one that suffers the first adjustments after the
training of the gross strength; thereafter it can be observed an improvement in the temporal recruitment,
namely the ability to recruit an increasing number of motor units at the same time.By monitoring the reflex
arc, the system is able to modify and adjust vibration frequencies in real time, by normalizing the muscle
coordination and rehabilitation processes.
ALPHA AND GAMMA MOTOR NEURONS
Motor neurons are nerve cells of spinal cord anterior horns, transmitting motor impulses to periphery.In
the reflex arc, the motor neuron guarantees a response to stimuli; it can be passed through, in different
situations, by impulses having a different origin and therefore can be used for a wide variety of reflex
responses.That is why the motor neuron is considered, in the nervous system physiology, as the ‘common
final way’.Depending on the value of the axis cylinder diameter and function, there are two varieties of
motor neurons, called alpha and gamma respectively.
Alphamotor neurons have a big diameter and each innervates a variable number of striated muscle fibres.
Gamma motor neurons have a small diameter and causes the contraction of muscle fibres contained in
neuromuscular spindles, increasing in this way the receptor sensitivity to the stretching of the muscle
where it is housed.Hence, the gamma motor neurons represent the essential element of the stretch
myotatic reflex that is behind the posture tone.
The main pathologies where the V waves result to be effective are:
• Degenerative pathologies
• Vascular pathologies
• Lung pathologies
• Uro-gynecological pathologies
• Cardiac pathologies
• Spine pathologies
• Joint pathologies
• Ligament and tendon pathologies
• Pathologies of the cervical area