Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that can help patients delay or eliminate the need for invasive surgical procedures. It is aimed at treating a variety of chronic painful conditions and injuries within joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
ESWT expands blood vessels, stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, and thus promotes circulation. An important precondition for supplying the tissue with nutrients and detoxifying it and for rapid healing of diseased, injured, or inflamed tissue structures/of diseased muscle, tendon, or bone tissue.
How does it work?
A projectile accelerated in the handpiece generates a mechanical pressure wave, which is transferred to the human body by an applicator head; which radiates out in the tissue. The mechanical energy is absorbed by the tissue and decreases as the distance from the application site increases. This mechanical stress triggers reactions in the tissue that have a positive influence on a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. The whole procedure from start to finish takes about 20 minutes, and patients compare the experience to a relaxing massage.
ESWT is a safe and effective tool for many ailments.
- Improving healing and recovery times
- Possible delay or elimination of need for surgical intervention
- Release of muscle knots
- Destruction of scar tissue and adhesions
- Stimulation of collagen
- Decreased inflammation
- No downtime, non-invasive