Conference Recap: Innovative Medical Technologies in Shockwave and EMTT

June 13, 2024  |  By Elise Hamann

Group photo of Phoenix attendees standing on a stair case.

The excitement and energy experienced at the latest Institute of Tissue Regeneration & Repair medical conference, held in downtown Phoenix, April 27th -28th surpassed that of the Phoenix Suns vs the Minnesota Timberwolves play-off game taking place that very same weekend. This event marked the 10th conference in the highly regarded Institute's conference series sponsored by CuraMedix, STORZ Medical, Cervos Medical, NewLane Finance, and RegenMed. These conferences have grown in popularity and impact, with the latest having the highest attendance to date. This conference series is recognized as the first and longest-running U.S. conference series focused exclusively on evidence-based shockwave and EMTT. Learning how to use Shockwave devicesMedical professionals in attendance were treated to a profoundly enriching educational journey, exploring the art and science of managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain through revolutionary technologies. This immersive medical conference gave attendees a comprehensive scientific understanding of shockwave and EMTT as efficacious regenerative methodologies, heralding a new era in patient care possibilities.

With the unprecedented turnout, this medical symposium provided a unique opportunity for participants to network and draw inspiration from respected peers, physicians, scientists, and researchers spanning various fields of expertise.

Esteemed Speakers Set the Benchmark for Excellence

Conference SpeakersAt the Phoenix conference, attendees heard superb presentations from medical thought leaders about how radial pressure wave (EPAT), focused shockwave (ESWT), and Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy ( EMTT) are advancing patient care and enabling new possibilities by delivering optimal patient outcomes. 

CuraMedix Medical Director, Dr. Brice Blatz, kicked off the meeting by welcoming the attendees and highlighting the excitement and increased interest that is building around regenerative medicine and these significant technologies

Here is the line-up of extraordinary speakers with a brief recap of what each speech focused on: 

Prof. Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer: Renowned as one of the world’s leading shockwave/EMTT researchers; attendees heard two presentations to guide and inspire.

  • This lead-off presentation gave a thorough overview of the art and science of shockwave and EMTT in practice. Prof. Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer highlighted critical clinical studies and the therapeutic alliance of EMTT and ESWT.
  • A predictive presentation on the future of shockwave and EMTT regarding where these technologies are headed clinically and the benefits of incorporating biologics for enhanced outcomes.

Paul Hobrough: An expert Physiotherapist and shockwave educator from Corbridge, England, also gave two valuable and very entertaining presentations.

  • First, a talk focused on his vast experience in sports medicine and perspectives on its approach to shockwaves in the U.K. 
  • Second, he shared keen insights on patient outcomes and best practices for business development.

Dr. Denton Davenport, DO: Anesthesiologist, interventional pain management, orthobiologics aficionado, and founding physician of Orion Pain delved into EPAT, ESWT, EMTT, biologics, clinical studies, and treatment protocols for success.

Dr. Hani Saeed, DPM: A leading podiatric expert shared insights on achieving success with shockwave and EMTT. From defining success to mastering technologies and setting realistic expectations with patients, attendees gained actionable insights to assure wins in practice and with patients.

Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM, MPD: This internationally renowned sports medicine expert and foot and ankle specialist took to the podium to spotlight shockwave treatment for conditions below the knee as well as to highlight many of the research projects he’s been involved with and top athletes he’s successfully treated.

Dr. Mathew Vogt, MD: The founder of the SMaRT Institute specializes in sports medicine and utilizes regenerative medicine, including ESWT, EPAT, and biologics from Cervos, to improve patient outcomes and accelerate healing. Dr. Mathew Vogt shared his expertise in integrating EPAT and ESWT and how to achieve best-in-class outcomes.

Dr. Veronica Jow, MD: Physician and founder of Avid Sports Medicine, Dr. Jow shed light on digital marketing strategies to help medical professionals promote shockwave and EMTT to attract and educate patients. 

Smiling Conference AttendeesIn addition to the presenters, panelist contributors Dr. Mark Armbruster, Dr. Perry Cammisa, Dr. Rob Conenello, and Dr. Keith Roed spoke about some of their unique patient cases and also shared their approach to patient communication and setting expectations. 

With such an extraordinary line-up of speakers, attendees were inspired, educated, and energized by the full range of possibilities of integrating shockwave and EMTT into practice. 

They also had the opportunity to hear about the Institute for Tissue Regeneration & Repair’s new outcome tracking data solution - Circles(R). This program is being made exclusively available to CuraMedix customers, to help capture, aggregate, and benchmark  real-world patient outcomes, to include Shockwave Therapy and EMTT clinical evidence.

Empowering Medical Professionals for Clinical Success

Shockwave Treatment SessionCentered on the needs and interests of medical professionals and clinics, The Institute for Tissue Regeneration & Repair Conference always offers an immersive and rewarding experience designed to:

  • Present the latest research, clinical insights, techniques, and best practices for technology integration.
  • Facilitate access to respected and renowned thought leaders and medical experts in regenerative medicine, fostering networking opportunities and relationship development.
  • Feature diverse learning strategies to accommodate various medical disciplines.
  • Provide unparalleled hands-on training sessions to deliver better patient outcomes and ignite practice ROI.

Prof. Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer reflected on the immense value of the Institute conference below.

"The conference hosted by the Institute for Tissue Regeneration and Repair is one of

the most relevant conferences for physicians and clinicians in the field of tissue


The focus was on clinical relevance of new concepts in tissue engineering in

orthopedics, sports medicine, and regenerative medicine. Evidence was presented by

world-leading researchers, and clinical relevance was discussed by leading sports

physicians and experts.

The concept of this conference is excellent because it was used as a podium for

discussion of patients' expectations, values, and many cases, as well as an exchange of

clinical experience by the participants. This was the difference to only scientific based

meetings. I hope the Institute will stay with this concept. It's a must to be a part of in the


This medical symposium leads the way with its opportunity for focused learning on Shockwave (EPAT/ESWT), Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT), and other complementary regenerative approaches.

Rave Reviews from Medical Peers

Those in attendance gave high praise for the Institute medical conference in Phoenix. The heat in Phoenix seemed to match the energy level throughout the duration of the conference. In addition to being an outstanding learning environment, the events were information-packed and fun.

See what peers say, and you'll understand why many attend Institute conferences regularly. Several attendees shared that this opportunity to learn and collaborate with the best in regenerative medicine is an incredibly enriching experience!

David Petersen, DPM  Pacific Foot & Ankle Center"I learned so much from the thought leaders in ESWT/EPAT/EMTT at the Phoenix
conference in April. Dr. Gerdesmeyer and Paul Hobrough were excellent in their
training with scientific evidence and how to properly educate our patients about the benefits of regenerative medicine. Shockwave has provided so much benefit for our patients over the last 3 years."

David Petersen, DPM 
Pacific Foot & Ankle Center

Newsletter - Dr. Brice Blatz MD"It was an exciting step forward for the Institute this past weekend in Phoenix! The new training approach was launched, and we are partnering with a research collective so this powerful technology can be utilized strategically and effectively while at the same time reinforcing it all with real-world data."

Brice Blatz, MD

Amy Vander Linden, PT Moment of Truth Physical Therapy"Thank you so much for the amazing conference. I’m so glad we came. We got so much out of it and felt it was really well run…I appreciate the support and education CuraMedix has provided and look forward to a long-standing relationship. It was great to have the opportunity to both feel and apply the different therapies and machines. A lot was covered in 1.5 days. We were spoiled with great food and time to chat and mingle. Felt very blessed to be there!"

Amy Vander Linden, PT
Moment of Truth Physical Therapy

Todd Johnson, DC Johnson Chiropractic"Thank you! What a fantastic weekend and I'm excited for the next ITRR conference in Boston!"

Todd Johnson, DC
Johnson Chiropractic

Jessica Trow, PT, DPT ApexNetwork Physical Therapy"The Institute conference in Phoenix was incredibly valuable and I spent most of the weekend blown away by the information I was given.  It has allowed me to feel more confident when educating my patients as well as providing appropriate treatment. I'm looking forward to the next conference!"

Jessica Trow, PT, DPT
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy

Dr._Robert_Conenello,_DPM_Orangetown_Podiatry_Orangeburg,_NY"As an individual who has the fortunate opportunity to lecture globally, I am always excited to learn new pearls.  I recently attended the 10th Institute for Tissue Regeneration and Repair in Phoenix, AZ.  Not only were concepts reinforced but new ideas and applications arose. Most pertinent to me is the role of ESWT in bone healing in the post-operative patient."

Robert M. Conenello DPM
Orangetown Podiatry

Connor Bombaci, DPT Barbell Therapy and Performance"This past weekend's experience in Phoenix was eye-opening. There are so
many cutting-edge applications for Shockwave and EMTT technology- especially in their relation to sports physical therapy. To learn from the world's leaders in the space was amazing and made me feel more confident in my ability as a clinician to select cases and administer treatment effectively."

Connor Bombaci, DPT
Barbell Therapy and Performance

CuraMedix - Dr. Veronica Jow“This past weekend I attended and presented at The Institute for Tissue Regeneration and Repair in Phoenix Arizona.  Allow me to share this year's pearls:

- Shockwave has the most evidence. More than any other modality in sports and musculoskeletal medicine. Its popularity and acceptance are growing.
- Shockwave is still cutting edge. Even though it's been around since the 80s, shockwave is reemerging as a key part in the growing field of Soft-Tissue Engineering.
- Shockwave's uses are expanding. Tendons, Bones, Joints, Muscles, Wound Healing, Scars, and more.
- Shockwave + PRP leads to even better results. By combining these, many are seeing even greater improvements in pain and function. 

The future will be incredible. Studies are currently underway using shockwave for neurologic conditions, including spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.”

Veronica Jow, MD
Avid Sports Medicine

Mitch Lovinger, DPT ApexNetwork physical Therapy“Thanks again for giving my team and myself the opportunity to attend this conference. I asked my colleague, as we were leaving the last day, how she would rate this conference on a scale of 1-10 compared to other conferences we've attended. She turned around and said, "Mitch, it was a 15!" It was a great combination of education and ability to network and train with other colleagues.”

Mitch Lovinger, DPT
ApexNetwork physical Therapy 

Wendy Z Green, DPT Phyzique Multisport Physical Therapy“It was great to meet the CuraMedix team. The KOLs were amazing! We are bringing cutting edge healing products to our patients. I'm super excited to be a part of such a great movement.”

Wendy Z Green, DPT
Phyzique Multisport Physical Therapy


What Lies Ahead for Upcoming Institute Medical Conferences? 

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In all future immersive conferences, participants will take a scientific deep dive into the transformative impact of EPAT, ESWT, EMTT, and other innovative regenerative approaches to transform patient care. 

You'll want to save the date in your calendar to be part of what's next for the 2024 line-up of conferences by The Institute of Tissue Regeneration & Repair. 

Reserve your spot today!

2024 Boston Conference, December 7th – 8th

Commit to attending so you can leverage the power of all you learn and use it to redefine patient outcomes. 

In the meanwhile, peruse CuraMedix resources ranging from white papers to clinical research, webinars and informative articles. And be sure to explore Shockwave and EMTT Devices including radial pressure wave devices, focused shock wave devices, and the new MAGNETOLITH. 

Integrating ESWT/EPAT/EMTT Into Your Continuum of Care 

One of the best ways to discover the benefits of ESWT/EPAT/EMTT is by attending the Institute of Tissue Regeneration and Repair conferences. Attendees consistently praise these events as an unrivaled opportunity for hands-on exploration of CuraMedix's complete offering of STORZ Medical's shockwave devices and EMTT MAGNETOLITH.

Garnering the best practices to seamlessly integrate these innovative, non-surgical tools into your continuum of care is highly valuable. Uncover the many advantages of adding shockwave and EMTT to your continuum of care for exceptional patient outcomes and enviable practice growth. 

Contact us today, and we'll connect with one of our knowledgeable device experts.

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