Shockwave Therapy

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"Radial Pressure Waves is an excellent non invasive treatment method with very few negative side effects, for indications that are normally very difficult to treat. For these indications we now know that RPW is a treatment method that reduces pain as well as improves function and quality of life."

What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low pressure wave pulsations that are directly applied to an injury through a person’s skin using a device to reduce pain and promote healing.  This treatment triggers the body's own natural healing response. 
Who benefits from Shockwave Therapy?
This therapy is a safe and effective noninvasive option for treating tendinopathy throughout the musculoskeletal system in where tendon conditions do not seem to respond to traditional forms of treatment. Many could be as a result of sport, overuse, or repetitive strain. 
  • Tennis Elbow

  • Achilles

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Jumpers Knee

  • Calcific Tendinits of the shoulder

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Myofacial Trigger Points

  • Heel Spurs

  • Shin Splints

  • Back Pain- lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain

How does Shockwave Therapy work?
The Radial Pressure Waves are compressed air-ballistic shockwave generators (mechanical not electric) that interact directly through the skin causing accelerated tissue repair, cell growth, and mobility restoration.
Shockwave treatment combined with Lymphatic Drainage is done once a week for 3-6 weeks, depending on results. The treatment itself can cause mild discomfort, but it only last less than 10 minutes, and the intensity can be adjusted to keep it comfortable. 
After the session is over and there is discomfort, you may take over the counter painkillers, (not Ibuprofen) 
Side Effects?
Side effects are limited to mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling in the treated area, however the recovery is minimal and may return to most regular activities.
Shockwave Therapy should not be used if:
  • pregnant
  • under the age of 18
  • open wound
  • bone tumor/cancer
  • have a history of Achilles tendon or plantar fascia ligament rupture
  • circulation or nerve disorder
  • infection
  • metabolic bone condition
  • are taking antiplatelets (Aspirin)
  • have had a steroid injection into the affected area in the previous 12 weeks