Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Radial Shockwave Therapy is an effective, non-invasive form of treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal disorder.
Radial pressure waves are pulses generated by compressed air. The compressed air is used to drive a projectile located inside the hand piece to a shock transmitter. The kinetic energy converts into acoustic energy when the projectile hits the shock transmitter. The acoustic pulses then spread into the underlying tissue.
Mechanically stimulates tissue in order to increase collagen synthesis and encourage tissue remodelling along with the formation of new blood vessels via neoangiogenesis è Increased healing and reduction in pain and muscle tone.
Improvements should be noted within 3 treatment sessions required at weekly intervals (in conjunction with usual physiotherapy treatment).
Scientific evidence to be effective in treating:
- Tendinopathies (such as achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinosis, plantar fasciitis/fasciosis, tennis elbow and many more throughout the body)
- Reducing muscle tension