What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive, out-patient alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) sends acoustic shock waves into bone or soft tissue, in effect reinjuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. The controlled reinjuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells. The resulting revascularization leads to faster healing and often a return to pre-injury activity levels.

How Does It Work?

Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management and elimination. The therapy is effective for three reasons: The shock waves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue, causing stress fibers to develop and/or change in their permeability: they generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits; and they induce an analgesic reaction mechanism, which blocks pain messages.

Shockwave Therapy eliminates these possible post-operative complications:

  • Extended recovery period
  • Nerve Damage
  • Rupture
  • Permanent scarring

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Who Can Benefit From The Therapy?

Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit, especially athletes. Shockwave Therapy provides a safe, non-surgical alternative for those suffering from hip pointers, rotator cuff tendonopathy, tennis elbow, patellar and Achilles tendinopathies and plantar fasciitis. These ailments are common to the professional athlete and are too often career ending.

What Are The Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy?

  • Treatments success rate equal to or greater than surgery.
  • Treatment & minimal procedure time resulting in increase patient compliance & cost effectiveness.
  • The use of Shockwave Therapy bridges the gap between non-operative and operative treatment.
  • Typically, patients feel less pain after treatment, and are able to resume normal physical activities.

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