What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a therapeutic treatment modality administrated by medical professionals like registered physiotherapist. It is a series of high energetic mechanical wave applied to the body area that requires treatment.
Clinical studies report success rate above 75%
During shockwave therapy, high intensity sound waves deliver to tissues through our skin surface. This leads to beneficial effects such as promote blood circulation and formation of new blood vessels, which in result improved metabolism. Consequently, it helps to activate cell generation and dissolution of calcium build up.
Stimulation of such biological mechanism creates an optimal self-healing environment which helps to speed up our recovery process, then relief our pain and restores our function.
Beneficial effect of using Shockwave Therapy
Compared to conventional instrumental therapy, shock wave therapy is applied without medication. It has been proven to be an effective and non-invasive treatment that brings long lasting treatment outcome with minimal reported side effects. Most common indications include:
Painful shoulder e.g. Frozen shoulder
Overuse syndrome e.g. Epicondylitis
Low back pain
Inflammation of a tendon e.g. Achilles or patellar tendonitis
Heel spur and plantar fasciitis