Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that can help patients delay or eliminate the need for invasive surgical procedures aimed at treating chronic painful conditions and injuries. ESWT (also referred to as Acoustic Wave Therapy) is applied to the skin via an applicator by one of our licensed and trained medical staff. The whole procedure from start to finish takes about 20 minutes, and patients compare the experience to a relaxing massage. However, unlike a massage, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy works deep below the surface of your skin to break down and release the accumulation of chemicals that are caused from inflammation and injury, to repair damaged tissue.
- Improved 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
Acoustic Waves waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute (advanced users only) conditions. ESWT is also used for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in Men, and is FDA approved for the treatment of Cellulite, and Body Contouring. ESWT is a safe and effective tool for many ailments.
Click HERE for an educational video from SWSNA (Shock Wave Society of North America)