Radial Shockwave therapy is an acoustic sound wave that utilizes deep pressure pulses to stimulate blood flow and reduce scar tissue. Shockwave therapy has been shown to heal and reduce pain in stubborn conditions such as tendinitis, capsulitis and fasciitis. This new technology uniquely compliments manual therapy and exercises by accelerating the healing process.
Shockwave therapy can successfully treat conditions like tennis elbow, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), patellar tendinitis, rotator cuff pain, achilles tendonitis, hamstring tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.
Technically called radial shockwave therapy (RSWT), this technique uses short, powerful bursts of sound to provide pain relief to muscles, joints and the adhesions (scars) from injuries.
95% of people only need 3-4 treatment sessions. A typical session is about 15 minutes.
There are some places where this therapy should not be used, for example vascular disease in the feet or ruptured plantar fasciitis ligaments.
People who are taking blood thinners and other medicines that interfere with blood clotting shouldn’t use it. Also, metal pins and plates don’t respond well to this therapy.
Radial Shockwave Therapy has amazing healing effects without ever opening skin or risk infection.
Similar to the way that lifting weights causes micro-traumas that the body then repairs, the shockwaves stimulate growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and new nerve cells (neurogenesis). In truth, no one is really 100% sure how it works, but the results have been well-documented in many double blind, peer-reviewed studies.
This type of therapy has proven to reduce pain significantly, without the use of drugs or surgery.