Shockwave therapy benefits trigger points, muscle tension, as well as any type of joint pain (SI being very common) by addressing the root cause of the issue which is often deep adhesions and scar tissue. You will usually see results in pain reduction and range of motion with just a couple of treatments.
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If you have sustained an injury or suffer from pain related to an ongoing concern, Shockwave Therapy is the right service for you.
Your treatment will begin with a short assessment which will include ROM testing. Your massage therapist will go over your health history and any issues you want to address. You may or may not be asked to fully or partially undress to your personal comfort level and lie under the linens on the table.
Your therapist will do a thorough assessment including ROM (range of motion) testing and palpation of the soft tissues. A probe is placed on the skin after a gel is applied to help conduct the shock waves. High or low energy waves may be used. High energy waves may cause some discomfort. The shockwaves cause the body to produce an inflammatory response – helping your body heal.
You may experience some discomfort during the treatment, but it should not be unbearable. It is important to maintain a dialogue on your comfort levels so your therapist can adjust the intensity of the shockwaves to ensure your comfort. The treatment itself may only take part of your appointment time. If that is the case, your therapist may incorporate therapeutic massage techniques they deem beneficial for the additional time. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.
After the treatment, t’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins that were released. Your therapist may also provide you with some aftercare advice, such as remedial exercises, stretching or self-massage techniques to help facilitate your rehabilitation and progress. A return date for your treatment plan will also be suggested to keep you on track.
If you’re planning on getting Shockwave Therapy, here are some important things to keep in mind:
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Shockwave Therapy was introduced in 1982 and has been used since the 1950s. Originally for breaking up gallbladder and kidney stones, it is now used for musculoskeletal conditions such as heel spurs, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. It is particularly useful in chronic tendonitis cases, with low-energy acoustic waves promoting faster healing and tissue regeneration
Research has shown few side effects and positive results for acute pain conditions. However, it should not be used in certain conditions. Shockwave Therapy is a non-surgical intervention that can speed up recovery and treat various conditions.
Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses low-energy acoustic waves to promote healing and pain relief in various musculoskeletal conditions.
Shockwave Therapy works by sending low-energy acoustic waves through the skin to the affected area, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. This results in increased blood flow, regeneration of tissue, and reduction of pain.
Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, tennis elbow, tendonitis, and more. It has shown to be particularly effective in chronic tendonitis conditions.
While Shockwave Therapy is generally safe, there may be some mild side effects such as bruising, swelling, or discomfort at the treatment site. It is not recommended for individuals with nerve or circulation disorders, infection, or certain bone disorders and conditions. It is important to discuss any potential risks with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing the treatment.