Shockwave treatment involves the application of short, frequent, and high intensity bursts of mechanical energy (in the form of a shockwave) into soft-tissue that is injured, scarred, or contains adhesions, is painful, or inflamed. This energy shock is not electrical, but rather a rapid high frequency vibration. Whenappropriately applied, shockwave can increase local blood flow, improve healingresponse, break apart scar tissue and adhesions, reduce muscle spasm, anddirectly decrease pain. Shockwave Therapy generates virtually immediatepositive results. Even after just one treatment, patients usually report; asignificant reduction in pain, improved mobility (range of motion), morenormalized muscle tone, muscle “knots” or tightness are usually gone ornoticeably reduced & relaxed.
1. Cell Level Change – shockwave stimulus affects the chemicalenvironment of tissues at a cellular level. This causes changes to freeradicals which boost the release of the substances that help to prevent painand inflammation.
2. Blood Flow Change – Normal blood flow is critical to thehealing process, and shockwaves create a revascularization effect. This type ofstimulus redirects new blood flow into the affected area which improves softtissue healing and regeneration.
3. Muscle Tone Reduction– Shockwave treatmentreduces the contractile activity of muscle and can also break patterns ofneuro-cognitive pain that are associated with chronic conditions. Thiseffectively decreases muscle tone and spasm, and has specific benefits witheliminating trigger points.
4. Pain Reduction – Shockwave pulses directly affect the nerve fibresthat transmit pain signals to our brain. Through the Gate Control Mechanism,shockwaves impact the interneurons in the A-β fibers which prevent thecommunication of pain.
Shockwave Therapy has proven clinically effective for the treatment of: