SHOCKWAVE & SOFTWAVE THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE
Shockwave therapy is a cutting edge, multidisciplinary device used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and chiropractic clinics across the world. Its main components are fast acting pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery, working to heal various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
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MECHANISM OF ACTION
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity.
The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.
Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute (advanced users only) conditions.
New Blood Vessel Formation
Reversal of Chronic Inflammation
Stimulation of Collagen Production
Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts
Dispersion of Pain Mediator “Substance P”
Release of Trigger Points
Shockwave/ Softwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The application is simple and easy. Initiate therapy in 3 steps:
Location of the area to be treated
The area to be treated is located using palpation in order to deliver the therapy precisely.
Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area located in step 1. Use of gel is necessary to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly.
The Shockwave applicator is slightly pushed against the area to be treated and the start button is pressed.
Most frequent questions and answers
Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one (3–12) treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
Most indications require 3–12 treatments which are done 5–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.
It is recommended that patients refrain from major physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.
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