What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment procedure that essentially involves creating a series of short energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to an injury. It uses a pneumatic generator to physically deliver the shock wave through the skin, into the body. The short-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted through the surface of the skin are spread spherically into the body and the body responds with increased metabolic activity around the pain area. It is a fast and alternative solution to surgery.
Shockwave Therapy was originally invented and is still used, for the treatment of kidney stones (to blast the rigid tissues into smaller pieces, making it easier to pass). After the effectiveness of that treatment was established, researchers began studying the effects of the machine at different settings and used it to treat calcific tissue and scar tissue in the body. Their findings indicate that this treatment is extremely effective for the treatment of most musculoskeletal conditions in the body.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
- Success rate up to 90% in the treatment of soft tissue disorders, including calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and piriformis muscle.
- It is an excellent cost-effective treatment
- Helpful in the treatment of chronic pain including shoulder, back, heel, knee, or elbow
- No anesthesia or drugs are required
- Varied application in many fields including orthopedics, rehabilitation, and sport medicine
- Latest medical research shows that it can have a positive impact on acute pain
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave Therapy also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy [ESWT] is a method that is being used more commonly in physiotherapy. Using much lower energy compared to other medical applications, it is primarily used to treat connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. To begin with, you will be assessed by the physiotherapist to identify that you are an appropriate candidate for the therapy. They will also ensure you are educated about your condition and suggest the activities you can do in conjunction with the treatment such as activity modification, tennis elbow exercises, acupuncture, massage, examining any other contributing factors such as posture, strength, or weakness of other muscle groups, etc.
Shockwave Machines for you
- EMS+Shockwave Therapy Physiotherapy
Used for ED treatment
- 7 transmitters acoustic shockwave
Used to treat elbow, shoulder, hand/wrist, lumbar region, fat accumulation, knee, hip, foot/ankle, ED
- Professional ED Electromagnetic
Used to treat shoulder pains
- New Physical Therapy Professional ED
Used to treat back and spinal problems.
- Body Massage ED Electromagnetic Extracorporeal
Used to treat head, neck, shoulder, elbow, vertebra, hips, hand, male health, knee, bone, and ankle.
If you would like to book an appointment for Shockwave Therapy, contact us to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists today!