Patients who receive shockwave therapy find that their pain is alleviated
We provide shockwave therapy using PiezoWave, a state-of-the-art treatment that offers many patients an effective, non-invasive solution for both chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain in the muscles, tendons, and joints. Despite the name, there are no electrical shocks involved in shockwave therapy—instead, high-energy acoustic waves are sent through your tissue.
These pulses—also known as acoustic compression or percussion—travel to the affected area and cause scar tissue, tenocytes, fibroblasts, osteocytes, chondrocytes, and endothelial cells to break down. An inflammatory response is provoked, which stimulates your body’s natural healing process. With shockwave therapy, we can target tissues at varying depths by compressing and manipulating the affected area. The effect is much like a focused, precise deep tissue massage.
Although extracorporeal shockwave therapy is relatively new in the United States, it has been used successfully in Europe for nearly three decades for patients with tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, receptive stress injuries, back pain, neck pain, and more.
Patients who receive shockwave therapy find that their pain is alleviated and that their body is better able to heal from their injury. PiezoWave can stimulate collagen production, boost circulation, and relieve muscle tension. Sessions are typically between 15 and 20 minutes; we usually recommend 1 to 2 treatments per week. If you have an acute injury, you may find relief with only 3 to 5 treatments, while chronic injuries may require up to 8 sessions.
How it Can Help
Increased circulation and pain relief
Range of motion
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
PLANTER FASCIITIS • TENNIS/GOLFERS ELBOW • HIP/KNEE POST SURGERY TO BREAK UP SCAR TISSUE • SHOULDER INJURIES • KNEE PAIN • TENDONITIS • POST SURGICAL SCARS
I HAVE QUESTIONS!
Shockwave Therapy FAQs
When starting treatment, a thin layer of water-based gel is applied to the affected area. The gel helps to translate the acoustic sound waves generated by the PiezoWave2 therapy wand. The treatment will start on a very low frequency and will steadily increase based on the patient’s response. This may vary from location to location based on the depth and type of tissue being treated. To ensure accurate treatment coverage of the affected area, the clinician will move the therapy wand either in a circular motion or back-and-forth. Once the treatment has concluded, the clinician will remove the water-based gel from the patient’s skin.