SERVICES

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. The Shockwave machine sends out acoustic waves into the bone or soft tissue that breaks up any scarring that has penetrated into the tendons and ligaments. This process also allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells which leads to faster healing and a quick return to pre-injury activity levels.

WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. The Shockwave machine sends out acoustic waves into the bone or soft tissue that breaks up any scarring that has penetrated into the tendons and ligaments. This process also allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells which leads to faster healing and a quick return to pre-injury activity levels.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Everyone with soft tissue or bone injuries can benefit, especially athletes. Shockwave Therapy provides safe, non-invasive method of treatment for superficial orthopedic disorders such as:

Hip pointers
Rotator cuff tendonopathy
Tennis elbow
Patellar and Achilles tendinopathies
Plantar fasciitis
Jumpers knee
Hamstring injuries
Stress fractures
Bursitis
Trigger points
Non healing ulcers
Scar tissue treatment

What are the advantages?

Treatment success rates are equal to or greater than surgery
Typically patients feel less pain after treatment and are able to resume normal physical activities
Accelerates healing
No side effects

ARE THERE ANY POTENTIAL SIDE-EFFECTS?

There are no side effects of Shockwave therapy. The patient may feel some discomfort during the treatment however adjustments on the machine can be made if you are unable tolerate the amount of pressure. The discomfort or pain could potentially last up to 2-4 hours after the treatment. Since the Shockwave therapy is used to stimulate an inflammatory response (the body's natural healing process) do not take any anti-inflammatory medications or use ice for the pain - Tylenol can be used if necessary.

What are the condraindications of Shockwave therapy?

Heart or circulatory disorders
Carcinoma or cancer patients
Pregnancy
Growing children
No NSAIDS one week prior to treatment