Shockwave therapy has been used for decades, and while the name might bring up mental images of institutionalised ‘shock treatment’, it’s not that sort of shock.
In fact, inside this clever little machine is a piston that moves up and down banging on a specialised head which transmits a radial sound wave into the damaged tissue, which benefits you in 2 proven ways:
- The shockwaves promote angiogenesis, which is the formation of new blood vessels in the area
- They also dull the nociceptors, which are the pain sensing nerves.
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The result is improved blood flow and healing capability in the damaged tissue, and a significant reduction in pain.
There are numerous published scientific studies that demonstrate this as a safe treatment option with positive outcomes.
Although this treatment has been trusted for many years, the technology has finally improved to a level where it can be offered effectively in rooms, and we are proud to be able to provide this service for the benefit of our clients.
We’ve particularly found it useful for the treatment of heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and arch pain. By varying the intensity and spread of the sound waves we can also target muscle pain, and promote healing of tendons and ligaments – getting you back on your feet faster after injury.
In medical-speak the treatment is known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), and Posture Podiatry uses an EMS Swiss Dolorclast System.
If you are interested in taking advantage of our special offer for Shockwave therapy, where you can receive this amazing therapy for no extra cost to your standard appointment fee, call us to find out more!