Hivamat is an acronym for Histological Variable Manual Technique. A new FDA cleared device that has been extremely successful in the physical therapy market. The device creates an action of pulsating low-frequency, two-phase alternating electrostatic field generated between the therapist’s hands and patient’s tissue. The movement of one of the electrodes causes a moving of electrically neutral molecules in exposed tissues. The resulting dipoles rotate in accordance with changes in field polarity. This is accompanied by alternating elevations and depressions of corresponding tissue and development of intensive sympathetic vibration.
In short a treatment with Hivamat has the following positive effects on the treated tissue; muscles are relaxed, alleviation of pain is enhanced, mobility is promoted, inflammation is reduced, and blood flow to the area is increased.