What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure. Shockwave therapy uses compressed air soundwaves to carry energy to painful spots in the body. The energy delivered to these body tissues promotes recovery and healing. Additionally, it can help with pain relief and restoration of range of motion to chronic injuries and trigger points.
What conditions can be treated?
What to expect from Shockwave Therapy?
Sessions can last between 5-20 minutes and may be slightly uncomfortable. The intensity of the treatment can be monitored and changed throughout. Shockwave therapy usually promotes pain relief immediately following treatment, or within 72 hours.
Treatment usually occurs 1-2 times per week for 3-6 weeks.
Finally, shockwave therapy may not be not for everybody. It is important for your doctor or registered health professional to perform a thorough history and physical examination. This can rule out red flags. Furthermore, it can also rule out the need for further imaging before treatment can be started.