What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave is a safe, non-invasive therapy modality that effectively treats a variety of inflammatory conditions. It can be a great alternative to surgical intervention, and can often treat stubborn, recalcitrant conditions.
Treatment involves a Shockwave device delivering acoustic waves to the area requiring healing. This benefits injured tissue in a number of ways. Shockwave reduces pain and improves blood supply while promoting tissue regeneration in muscle, tendon, or fat cells. Shockwave can also reverse chronic tissue inflammation, stimulate collagen production, reduce calcification and release trigger points.
Swiss technology. Made in Italy.
What injuries is this treatment for?
Shockwave is an excellent modalities in the treatment of the acute phase of overuse tendon injuries.
Golfers elbow or Medial Epicondylitis
Tennis elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy & Calcific Tendonitis
Lateral Hip pain Syndrome or Trochanteric Bursitis
Jumper's knee or Runner's knee
Tibalis Anterior Syndrome (aka Shin splints)
Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spur
Treatment of cellullite.
How does it work?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long has Swiss DolorClast® been available?
The device has been on the market since autumn of 1999. The EMS Swiss DolorClast® device is the only FDA approved device available.
Can this therapy be accomplished after unsuccessful treatment with traditional methods?
Yes, in such cases in particular, it has been scientifically documented remarkable results. An examples for cases of old soft tissue injuries that were not healed or treated properly.
What is the treatment process with Swiss DolorClast® method treatment?
First the physician palpates the affected areas in consultation with the patient. Contact gel is applied to improve transmission of the shockwave into the tissue. Then the physician moves the shockwave applicator over the prepared site.
Is the treatment painful?
Sensitivity to pain varies from patient to patient and treatments are carried out within patient tolerance levels. Best results occur when the treatment is conducted without anaesthetics.
What side effects could occur?
After a treatment session harmless swellings, blue spots or pain may be experienced, all of which disappear in a short time.
Will my pain really be gone after three to five sessions?
Many patients report relief from pain after the first session. Your therapist will provide you the appropriate advice on load management to ensure you make progressive steps toward returning to you activities and training.
How much does it cost per session?
A session of shockwave therapy takes 20 mins per area. The fee is $150 per session. Most patient experience immediate and remarkable improvement with the pain and mobility.