What happens during shockwave therapy treatment?
During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up.
How does a Shockwave machine work?
Our Shockwave machines work by creating unique shockwave pulses using a projectile 5 times heavier than standard air-pressure systems. Through the force of the accelerator and the mass of the projectile, the pulses carry the same amount of mechanical energy but are more comfortable for the patient that other machines.
A heavy, electromagnatically accelerated, ballistic projectile transfers its kinetic energy to a transmitter head in the handpiece. The kinetic energy is transformed into impact energy in the applicator head. Shockwaves result and spread out radially from the contact area into the desired treatment region of the body.
Benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:
Clinical studies report success rate above 75%
Shockwave therapy has excellent cost/effectiveness ratio
Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow
Shock wave therapy brings new technology with proven medical effects
No anaesthesia required, no drugs
No side effects
Will Shockwave Therapy help me?
Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one (3–5) treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
Location of the area to be treated
The area to be treated is located using palpation in order to deliver the therapy precisely.
Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area located in step 1. Use of gel is necessary to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly.
The Shockwave applicator is slightly pushed against the area to be treated and the start button is pressed.
We offer two options for Shockwave therapy here at Malmesbury Osteopathy. A Shockwave only appointment lasts for 20 minutes and is charged at £65. We also offer a mixed Shockwave and Osteopathy appointment which lasts for 40 minutes and is charged at £75.
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