Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal
Shock Wave Therapy

What are shock waves?
Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. In modern pain therapy, low-energy shock waves are applied to the painful body regions where they can exert their curative action. Shock waves can acceleratethe healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully heal.

Many years of experience have confirmed that certain pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones – in other words the root causes of your pain – can be eliminated systematically with this therapy approach.

If performed by qualified therapists, extra- corporeal shock wave therapy of musculoskeletal pain has minimal risks and side effects.

Benefits

  • Non-Surgical Treatment
  • No Side Effects
  • Accelerates Healing
  • Affordable
  • Very High Success Rate
  • Drug-Free Treatment
  • Can be effective in as little as 1-5 treatments

Is Shockwave Right for My injury?

Shockwave Therapy has shown to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • All Tendon-to-Bone Junction Injuries
  • Any Tendonitis & Tendonosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis & Plantar Fasciosis
  • Chronic Muscle Pain
  • Trigger Points
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Calicific Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Shin Splints

Shockwave therapy stimulates tissue in several ways. Research suggests several mechanisms of benefit including:

  1. Stimulating cells to release chemicals that reduce inflammation.
  2. Stimulating cells to release chemicals that induce tissue repair.
  3. Mechanical breakup of scar tissue or calcification in injured tendons.

What does shockwave therapy feel like?

Shockwave therapy is applied using a hand-held probe placed directly on the skin.  It delivers audible pressure pulses into the tissue which feels and sounds a bit like a tiny jackhammer.   Doses are generally delivered for 25 seconds at a time and multiple areas of a region may be treated in a single session.

Shockwave treatment is generally not painful though many patients describe it as mildly unpleasant or uncomfortable.  The intensity is controlled by the practitioner and monitored so  it is always within your personal comfort level.  Some mild tenderness may be present for a day after your session.

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