What is shockwave?
Shockwave is a non-invasive machine that delivers a series of high energy pulses to a specific area to activate the self-healing process. (Shock refers to the repetitive sound wave, not electricity). It was invented by the same company (Electro Medical Systems) that made the Swiss Dolorclast system used at East Meets West and is the worldwide market leader.
How does it work?
The high energy acoustic pulses stimulate blood flow and increase metabolic activity to the targeted area. This triggers the body to send healing cells to the area to dissolve calcification and activate cell generation.
The mechanical pulses created by the machine breaks down scar tissue and calcification, causing an inflammatory response and guides the body to heal itself.
What does shockwave therapy treat?
Shockwave is used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions and successfully treats conditions of the connective tissues. Conditions effectively treated by it include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Shoulder pain
- IT band syndrome
- Achilles pain
- Jumpers knee
- Heel spurs