What is ShockWave Therapy

Radial pressure waves (RPV) are pulses generated by compressed air. Which
drives a projectile in a cylinder, located inside a hand piece, to a shock
transmitter. The kinetic energy generated converts to acoustic energy when
it hits the shock transmitter.

The acoustic pulses then spread into the underlying area of treatment or
tissue and vibrates covering a larger area. A non-invasive treatment with
virtually no side-effects, no surgery, no anaesthetic, it offers the best
treatment solution for stubborn, hard to treat chronic soft tissue pathologies
and conditions.

Physical Effects of Shockwaves

Local treatment to area of pain supports and resets the natural healing
pattern of the body. Thereby reducing pain, improving function and quality
of life by promoting faster healing. High intensity acoustic waves interact
with painful tissues to:

  • Improve circulation and new tissue growth
  • Breakdown calcific deposits and fiberous muscle adhesions
  • Reverses chronic inflammation and pain
  • Stimulates production of collagen
  • Encourages tendon repair
  • Repairs damaged tissue structure
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Faster healing

Some patients may experience some redness, swelling, red spots after treatment which is the body’s natural response that healing is taking place and subsides within a few days.