Shockwave Therapy ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive, relatively pain free, outpatient alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) sends high-acoustic shockwaves into the bone or soft tissue, in effect re-injuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. The controlled re-injuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells.
What Makes Shockwave Effective? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Shockwave is thought to work for three reasons:
1. The shockwaves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue, causing stress fibres to develop and/or change.
2. The shockwaves generate cavitation bubbles that breakdown calcific deposits.
3. The shockwaves induce an analgesic reaction mechanism.
Not For Use With These Conditions _________________________________________
× Anticoagulants (Marcumar)
× Diabetes w Polyneuropathy
× Acute Inflammations
× Presence of unfused growth plates
× Cortisone 6 weeks or less prior