Airport Rehab Clinic offers shockwave therapy for patients requiring this form of treatment. Shockwave therapy is where short, high intensity and frequent bursts of shockwaves are released into the affected soft-tissue areas that are inflamed, scarred, injured, painful, or contain adhesions.
The shockwaves are not electrical impulses, but rather a type of RPW (radial pressure wave) that is a form of mechanical energy. The RPW is applied carefully at the right frequency to treat affected areas. As it passes through the soft-tissue, it creates a shockwave that helps increase healing and improves blood circulation.
In addition, shockwave treatment can help break down adhesions, scar tissue, and lower pain in the affected area, as well as reduce the frequency of related muscle spasms.
During shockwave treatment several things occur at various levels below the affected soft-tissue. These could include:
At Airport Rehab Clinic, shockwave treatment can be prescribed as part of your physiotherapy treatment plan. It has been shown to aid patients suffering from the following conditions:
Shockwave Treatments are generally short in duration. They typically last between three to five minutes. Afterwards, your physiotherapist can perform other types of therapy, based upon your specific treatment plan.
Most of our patients report only a minor discomfort during their treatments. Initially, the discomfort experienced quickly fades as the treatment progresses because the area becomes numb. Intensity levels are adjustable to fit your own level of comfort.
After treatments, the treated area can be slightly inflamed with some minor soreness. However, this is a normal response from the treatment. Your physiotherapist can provide further details as well as whether this form of treatment would be beneficial for you.
Some patients report noticed improvement after their first treatment. On average, most patients start to see improvement after three treatments. Many patients also have reported they have continued to experience improvements for several weeks after their last treatment.
For more information about shockwave therapy or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact Airport Rehab Clinic directly today!