Shockwave accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing powers, particularly in cases where the body has been unable to do it on its’ own. It stimulates the metabolism and enhances blood circulation which enables damaged tissue to regenerate and eventually heal. Your therapist will apply shockwaves through a specially designed handpiece that produces strong energy pulses for short periods of time. The shockwave energy pulses are applied directly to the affected tissue areas in a controlled procedure.
Shockwaves have a mechanical effect on the tissue. Pressure in front of the shockwave is transmitted into the tissue, creating microcavitation bubbles that expand and burst in a resultant force.
This force penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body which are responsible for bone (osteoblast) and connective tissue (fibroblast) healing.
Research has shown that Shockwave brakes down calcium deposits.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE FOR SHOCKWAVE?
After only 2-3 sessions, over 80% of patients report a significant reduction of pain.
- 90% improvement for plantar fasciitis (Journal of Orthopedic Research 2005)
- 91% improvement for calcific tendonitis (JAMA 2003)
- 77% improvement for tennis elbow (Journal of Orthopaedics 2005)
HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT LAST?
The therapy session takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the disorder that is treated. In general 3-5 sessions are necessary at weekly interval.
Ask your therapist if your condition can be treated by Shockwave Therapy and book your treatment sessions today!