Are you struggling with a chronic musculoskeletal condition that’s been difficult to treat? Shockwave therapy might be just what you need.
Research shows that this non-invasive treatment method is effective for a variety of conditions. Find out more why shockwave treatment could be for you and why it’s an exciting breakthrough in the physiotherapy world!
What is shockwave therapy and how does it work?
Shockwave therapy involves using high-energy sound waves to create “microtrauma” in the affected tissue. This may sound scary, but all it means is that it stimulates the tissue triggering the body’s healing process, increasing blood flow, and promoting tissue regeneration.
The treatment usually takes between 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the severity of the condition. The soundwaves used are safe and the treatment is done on an outpatient basis.
Who can benefit from shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is ideal for athletes and active individuals, older adults, and those with acute or chronic injuries.
It can help with:
- soft tissue massage,
- promoting blood circulation,
- breaking down scar tissue,
- increasing range of motion, and
- enhancing tissue healing.
It’s also great for individuals with conditions such as:
- plantar fasciitis,
- tennis elbow,
- heel spurs,
- shoulder impingement,
- achilles tendonitis, and
- patellar tendonitis.
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
One of the main benefits of shockwave therapy is that it’s non-invasive, which means no needles or surgery is involved.
It’s also a safe and effective treatment method, with many individuals seeing results after just a few sessions.
The treatment helps reduce pain and inflammation and improves overall function and performance.
What are the alternatives to using shockwave therapy?
There are a variety of alternatives to using shockwave therapy, such as exercises and other equipment. However, shockwave therapy has been found to be more beneficial than these alternatives because of its ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
Ready to try out shockwave therapy?
If you’re experiencing any of the conditions mentioned above, speak to one of our physios at North West Physio Keperra to determine if shockwave therapy is right for you.
With its many benefits and non-invasive nature, it’s an exciting treatment option for individuals struggling with chronic musculoskeletal conditions.