|WHAT ARE SHOCKWAVES? Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves. They occur in the atmosphere, for example during lightning strikes, or when airplanes break through the sound barrier.
HOW DO SHOCKWAVES WORK? Shock waves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing powers. They stimulate the metabolism and enhance the blood circulation. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
HOW SUCCESSFUL IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? After only 2 or 3 sessions, over 80 % of patients report painlessness or significant pain reduction.
HOW IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY PERFORMED? The therapist localizes the pain region by palpation or shock wave localization and discusses the findings with you. A skin gel is then applied to the treatment area to allow the shock waves to be introduced into the body almost painlessly and without any loss of energy. After these preparations, shock waves are released as the shock wave applicator is moved over the pain region in a circular motion.
WHAT IS THE DURATION AND FREQUENCY OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? The therapy session takes between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. In general, an average of 2 to 3 therapy sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
• Reduces pain
• Decreases scar tissue
• Drastically reduced healing and recovery periods
• Treatment success rates equal to or better than surgery
• No side effects
WHO CAN PROVIDE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? Shockwave therapy can be provided by our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.