GENESIS is one of the latest medical devices developed by WaivLength, exploiting the properties of ultrasound, phototherapy and PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) for speciﬁc therapeutic applications on the feet and legs. This device also has the added benefit of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), which works in synergy with ultrasound to increase the effectiveness of both treatments. Similarly, the pulsing of electromagnetic fields synchronised with the infrared and blue light phototherapy complement one another, making the total effect greater than the sum of its parts.
The patient simply has to choose their program option from a range optimised for various pathologies, place their feet on the emitters, sit back and relax. During treatment, the patient or therapist can adjust the power of the TENS output to a comfortable level using the remote control supplied with the device. The intuitive interface is simple and easy to use so that medical professionals can easily apply therapies without the need to manually set the power, frequency and pulse rate for each treatment session.
We also offer a wide range of optional extras for the application of high frequency (HF) magnetotherapy to specific parts of the body, including vests, leg pads, arm pads, neck bands, face bands, shoulder and knee bands, and even mattress covers so that patients can have the benefits of HF pulsed magnetic fields applied to the entire body whilst they sleep. These accessories can be used in conjunction with the foot emitters on the main console, giving the option of applying therapies to two different parts of the body in the same treatment session, or even treating two patients at the same time.
GENESIS can also be used by athletes to increase the speed of recovery after workouts and training sessions or by physiotherapists in combination with traditional therapies to optimise the benefit of their treatments, boost healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
The device features 23 programs for conditions affecting the feet, ankles and lower legs, with settings tailored to optimise the combination of ultrasound, magnetotherapy, phototherapy and TENS for each specific pathology. GENESIS features universal ultrasound and TENS programs and an adjustable universal magnetotherapy program, so trained professionals can adjust the output manually to treat an even greater range of pathologies than those listed in the manual.
Electrical Power Supply: 230 V
AC Power Supply Frequency: 50 Hz
Absorbed Power: 50 W
Magneto HF Working Frequency: 15-100 Hz
Max Flow Density: 150 Gauss PP
LF PMF Radiated: 20-40 Gauss
Magneto HF Working Frequency: 450-4500 Hz Max
HF Flow Density (On 75 Ohm Resistance Load): 7 mW
HF PMF Radiated (On 75 Ohm Resistance Load): 3 mW
Photocatalysis Working Frequency: 10-30 Hz
Ultrasound Working Frequency: 1 MHz
Ultrasound Emission Surface Diameter: 5 cm
Photocatalysis Emission Area: 20 C
Magneto Emission Area: 25.2 cm2
Effective Ultrasound Radiation Area: 120 cm2
Maximum Program Duration: 20 minutes
GENESIS is a medical appliance developed to exploit the properties of ultrasound, infrared and blue light phototherapy and magnetotherapy for speciﬁc therapeutic applications focusing on the feet and legs. Using ultrasound, phototherapy and magnotherapy, the programs of the GENESIS platform help to combat several pathologies, including bunions, retroachilles bursitis, hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, diabetic foot, Charcot foot, Haglund’s syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, heel spur and Achilles tendinitis. These therapies can also be complimented by TENS, if desired.
Ultrasound therapy is one of the most common forms of physical therapy treatment. When tissue is exposed to ultrasound, the sound waves cause a micro-vibration within the tissue. This vibration creates heat energy that increases blood flow to the area, causing an increase in oxygen and chemicals that are essential for healing the damaged tissue. As well as increasing blood flow, ultrasound speeds up the transport of chemicals from the blood into the damaged tissue to promote healing. This process helps to build new tissue and ensure the proper alignment of the tissue fibres so that full strength and flexibility are restored.
Magnetotherapy promotes tissue regeneration and stimulates natural organic defences, producing its therapeutic effects by re-establishing order in a sector that is presumably in magnetic disorder. Magnetotherapy acts on bone tissues, lymphatic tissues and muscles, accelerating trophism and promoting the rehabilitation process. It is also ideal for treating phlogistic (inflammatory), traumatic and degenerative pathologies of the osteoarticular and musculotendinous apparatus. Pulsed magnetic fields improve osteogenesis (the formation of bone), favouring the increase in vascular supply (hyper-vascularisation) and an increase in bone resistance. Magnotherapy also lowers the risk of blood clots.
Blue light used with infrared has proved extremely effective in the treatment of skin ulcers, moderate forms of acne and skin ageing, as well as accelerating the post-surgical healing of wounds and afterpeeling treatments and laser surgery. Phototherapy also improves circulation in the skin and other parts of the body, bringing oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues to promote healing. It can help to ease pain, relieve inflammation and protect against oxidative stress.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a form of electrotherapy and a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. The electrical impulses help reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain by temporarily ‘switching off’ the nerve endings of the affected area, thus helping to relieve pain and relax muscles. These impulses also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.