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Shockwave Therapy

 

Shockwave  Therapy

Radial Shockwave Therapy (RST) is a multidisciplinary device used in many health clinics today. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. This non-surgical therapy is an ideal type of treatment to speed up recovery and cure various indications that cause acute or chronic pain. With very few negative side effects, Radial Shockwave Therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications. Consult the chiropractor to see if you are an ideal candidate for receiving shockwave therapy!

An additional fee of $20 per treatment area will be charged for shockwave therapy. Please notify us if you require more than one area. Treatment times may vary.

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How Does It Work?

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. There are overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration.

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions and disorders such as:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Shin pain/shin splints
  • Chronic neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Shoulder pain, i.e. rotator cuff tendonitis/bursitis/impingement
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle tension caused by muscular trigger points
  • Knee osteoarthritis

There are also long-term medical benefits such as:

  • Fights chronic inflammation by increasing activity of inflamed cells
    • Chronic inflammation can damage healthy tissue
  • Fast pain and tenderness relief
  • Encourages restoration of mobility
  • Fast healing
  • Release of trigger points
  • Stimulation of collagen production

 

Scientific Studies on the Effects of Shockwave Therapy:

–      Pain reduction by more than 60% for treatment of plantar fasciitis

–      Broadens range of motion and strengthens muscles in treatment of shoulder calcific tendinitis

–      Effective treatment of chronic tendinopathies of the elbow, shoulder and plantar fascia