Shockwave Therapy is an extremely high intensity sound wave. You may hear it referred to as Shockwave Therapy, as we do in our clinic, or you may hear the term Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
The sound waves cause small micro trauma which reminds the brain to heal the symptom site and literally regenerates tissues in that area. Calcifications will be broken up and pain relievers are naturally released directly from the cellular level.
The big difference in the way we do Shockwave Therapy in our clinic is that every treatment also includes Active Release Technique. We use ART to treat the causative factor of the injury and then apply Shockwave Therapy to the symptom site which maximizes the healing and accelerates results. The power is in using the ART and the Shockwave Therapy together to get you back onto your field of play as quickly as possible.
Anyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit from Shockwave Therapy. We are extremely successful treating Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Compartment Syndrome, IT Band Friction syndrome, Patella Femoral Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Calcification, Tennis and Golfer’s elbow, Hip Pointers, Deep Muscle Trigger points and even freshly torn muscles…. to name a few.