Shockwave Therapy accelerates the healing process in injured areas by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. High-energy sound wave pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates injured tissue and stimulates cells in the area to promote tissue healing, pain relief and best of all, return to what you love doing.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
- Performed in office without requiring a referral
- Does not require anesthesia or other pharmacological intervention
- No side effects (short-term mild discomfort and bruising may occur)
- Effective and affordable; most cases require up to 5 visits, 7 days apart
- Covered by most insurance companies
Conditions Shockwave Therapy can Help
- Achilles Pain
- Plantar Fascia Pain
- Rotator Cuff Tendon Pain
- Back Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shin Splints
- Trigger Points or Chronic Muscle Tension
- Tendon Injuries
How is the treatment performed?
Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive and is performed by one of our experienced Chiropractors. Gel is applied to the treatment area, shockwaves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.
Who is a candidate for Shockwave Therapy?
Most people are good candidates for Shockwave Therapy. Patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with Shockwave technology. Your doctor can provide you with information about conditions you may have that would affect your ability to undergo treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
Shockwave Therapy has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days, or bruising. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most cases, there is no down time.
How many treatments are generally needed?
3 – 5 visits are the usual amount of treatments needed for Shockwave Therapy. Though, the number of treatments needed depends on the nature of the condition. Your practitioner will discuss this with you during your initial appointment. Each treatment session takes between 10–15 minutes.