What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?
Radial Shockwave Therapy, otherwise known as Radial Pressure Waves (RPW), sends high-pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to targeted tissue to reduce pain and stimulate tissue healing. It offers fast pain relief and mobility restoration for specific chronic injuries such as:
- Tendonopathy of the shoulder
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Hip and knee tendonitis
- Patella Tendonopathy
- Hamstring Tendonopathy
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
How does Radial Shockwave Therapy work?
- Increases circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients for tissue healing
- Stimulates collagen production and heals injured tissue
- Reduces substance P, which is a neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, that elevates pain receptors in the body. Shockwave therapy reduces the concentration of this pain-mediating chemical at the injury site, allowing you to cope with painful areas more effectively
What will happen during my Radial Shockwave Therapy session?
A contact gel is applied to the injury site. The hand-held applicator delivers radial shockwaves to the painful region and typically lasts up to 5 minutes per area treated. The number of treatments will differ between individuals and various injuries. A typical course of treatment is between 4-6 sessions to get the desired results.
Make an appointment today to see one of our Osteopaths to discuss how Radial Shockwave Therapy can assist your recovery process and get you back to optimum health.