What is Shockwave Therapy
SHOCKWAVE THERAPY EXPLAINED
WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
Shockwave Therapy is a non-surgical device used to provide fast pain relief and mobility restoration through the application of high energy acoustic pressure wave to tissue with subacute or chronic conditions.
These pressure waves interact with tissue and cause accelerated tissue repair, cell growth and pain relief.
Shockwave Therapy may be right for you if you suffer from:
• A solution for chronic pain
• Fast and long-lasting pain relief
• No needles. No surgery.
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery. Treatments are safe, simple, quick and easy
How many treatments are needed?
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 treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
What does Scientific Evidence say?
“Proven medical effects” (Biological Mechanism of Musculoskeletal Shockwaves. Ching-Jen Wang, MD, Feng-Sheng Wang, PhD, Kuender D. Yang, MD, PhD)
“Complete elimination of pain”. (Radial Shockwave Therapy and High Intensity Laser Combined Treatment in Elbow Tendinopathies. Carlos Leal, Diana Lemus, Jenny Juschten. Source: 17th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment, 2014)
“Faster return to sports”. Shockwave Therapy for Patellar Tendinopathy in Patients with Total Knee Arthroplasties. Carlos Leal, Diana Lemus, Jenny Juschten. Fenway Medical; Bosque University; Bogota, Colombia, Source: 17th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment, 2014
“Helps where conventional therapies fail” The Effects of Extracprporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in Treating Lateral Epicondylitis in People Between 40 and 50 Years Old. Dobereci Daniel-Lucian, Dobrescu Tatiana„Vasile Alecsandri“ University of Bacau, 157 Marasesti Street, Bacau, 600115, Romania, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 137, 9 July 2014
“Effective non-operative treatment” (Shockwave Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Professional Athletes. Angelo Cacchio, MD; Jan D. Rompe, MD; John P. Furia, MD; Piero Susi, MD; Valter Santilli, MD and Fosco De Paulis, MD. Published online before print September 20, 2010, doi:10.1177/0363546510379324Am J Sports Med January 2011 vol. 39 no. 1 146-153)
“Long term relief even 1 year after therapy” (Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as a Treatment for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. John P. Furia, MD ; Jan D. Rompe, MD and Nicola Maffulli, MD, MS, PhD, FRCS (Orth), FFSEM (UK). Published online before print May 13, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509333014Am J Sports Med September 2009vol. 37 no. 9 1806-1813)