Shockwave Therapy? Could It Help Me?

What is Shockwave Therapy? 

Shockwave Treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that involves the delivery of high energy sound waves to affected areas of the body to trigger the body’s own natural repair mechanisms and stimulate healing. It is a safe and effective treatment option. The recovery period is shorter than traditional invasive surgery and the procedure eliminates many of the risks associated with traditional surgery.

Can It Help My Condition?

Treatable Conditions Include…

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Calcific Tendonitis – commonly found in the shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Treatment of Muscle Tears and Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Points
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Jumpers/Runners Knee
  • Shin Splints

What Does It Do?

  • Inhibits pain signals
  • Decreases chronic inflammation
  • Promotes new blood flow
  • Accelerates healing
  • Provides long-lasting results, usually permanent

What Is Involved In My Treatment Plan? 

Studies have shown that when Shockwave is combined with exercise, pain is reduced and function is increased more than when either is used alone.  An appropriate exercise program should be completed in conjunction with Shockwave therapy. Generally, the treatment for Shockwave Therapy is 1 treatment a week for 2-4 weeks.

A number of issues may contribute to an injury and the associated symptoms, so a comprehensive assessment would be performed and a treatment plan created along with customized exercises and education on how best to manage your injury.