What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave is a non-surgical medical device that uses focused acoustic waves to stimulate the body’s healing process. Shockwave therapy does not emit “pulses”. Instead, this device emits acoustic waves that carry energy that can be focused to produce micro-trauma which results in the release of factors essential for healing, and regeneration.
What Does It Do?
In the medical world, acoustic waves with high-energy interact with tissue causing the effect of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, pain relief, and the restoration of mobility.
It does this by:
- Increasing blood flow
- Removing scar tissue & calcification from tissues
- Stimulates the body’s own stem cells to heal & repair damaged tissue
- Chronic pain relief (including pain from soft tissue, joints, and nerves)
- Muscle relaxation to decrease spasms, cramping, and stiffness
- Reduces inflammation & swelling (works incredibly well with arthritis!)