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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that works through the delivery of a series of high-energy percussions to a designated affected area. The shockwave is a physical sound wave “shock” and not an electric one. These mechanical pulses break down scar tissue and/or calcification and other damaged tissue causing an inflammatory response and guiding the body to heal itself.

Shockwave Therapy

80% of patients report improvement after the first treatment.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

A handheld probe is used to direct shockwaves to the specified area. Shockwaves stimulate cells and increases metabolic activity in the local area to produce a healing response that includes growth factor production, neovascularization, remodeling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues, and the repair of soft tissues. This is beneficial in cases of stagnant healing responses and chronic injuries.

Success Rates From Shockwave Therapy?

80% of patients report improvement after the first treatment.

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What Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?

Shockwave therapy is used on a variety of pain conditions including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Acute muscle spasm or strain
  • Trigger points
  • IT Band syndrome
  • Shoulder pain or rotator cuff
  • tendinopathy
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Heel spurs
  • Osgood Schlatter’s disease

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Shockwave Therapy FAQ

What does shockwave therapy treat?

Shockwave is used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions and successfully treats conditions of the connective tissues. Conditions effectively treated by it include:

Plantar fasciitis
Tennis elbow
Golfers elbow
Shoulder pain
IT band syndrome
Achilles pain
Jumpers knee
Heel spurs

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave is a non-invasive machine that delivers a series of high energy pulses to a specific area to activate the self-healing process. (Shock refers to the repetitive sound wave, not electricity). It was invented by the same company (Electro Medical Systems) that made the Swiss Dolorclast system used at SIX08 Health and is the worldwide market leader.

How does shockwave therapy work?

The high energy acoustic pulses stimulate blood flow and increase metabolic activity to the targeted area. This triggers the body to send healing cells to the area to dissolve calcification and activate cell generation.

The mechanical pulses created by the machine breaks down scar tissue and calcification, causing an inflammatory response and guides the body to heal itself.

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