Shockwave Physiotherapy by New Age Physiotherapy

  • Shockwave Physiotherapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

    Shockwave is an acoustic wave that carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with sub-acute, sub chronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.

    Shockwaves are characterized by jump changes in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.

    Shockwave therapy has been shown to treat the following conditions effectively:

    • Feet - heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
    • Elbow – tennis and golfers elbow
    • Shoulder - calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
    • Knee - patellar tendonitis
    • Hip – bursitis
    • Lower leg - shin splints
    • Upper leg - Iliotibial band friction syndrome
    • Back pain - lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain

    Acoustic waves with high energy peaks used in shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute conditions.

    Some of the benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:

    1. Shockwave therapy has an excellent cost/effectiveness ratio.
    2. Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow.
    3. No anesthesia required any drugs.
    4. Limited side effects.
    5. Main fields of application: orthopedics, rehabilitation, and sports medicine.
    6. New research shows that it can have a positive effect on acute pain.

    After the treatment, you may experience temporary soreness, tenderness or swelling for a few days following the procedure, as the shockwaves stimulate an inflammatory response. But this is the body healing itself naturally. So, it's important not to take any anti-inflammatory medication after treatment, which may slow down the results.

    Shockwave therapy should not be used if a circulation or nerve disorder, infection, bone tumor, or metabolic bone condition. Shockwave therapy should also not be used if there are any open wounds or tumors during pregnancy. In addition, people using blood-thinning medications or who have severe circulatory disorders may also not be eligible for treatment.