Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Radial Shock Wave Therapy is the latest treatment technology for all tendonitis, muscular, ligament and other soft tissue injuries. It works by stimulating tissue repair and reducing scar tissue at the injury site. Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT)equipment

Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) is the application of high-energy acoustic pulses transmitted into the tissues of the affected area of the body. IT DOES NOT INVOLVE ELECTRICAL PULSES OR ‘SHOCKS’, is purely a mechanical impulse into the injury site.

Each RSWT treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This pulse stimulates the body’s natural healing process, in turn reducing pain and the expected time frame of healing for an injury.
RSWT is usually applied in four treatment sessions, each one week apart.
Approximately 80% of all patients report a substantial improvement after the second treatment. If no improvement is made within the first four treatments, standard care is resumed. How does it work? The impulses from the applicator head send a ‘shock wave’ into the injured tissues to stimulate or re-initiate the healing process. This benefits through breaking down scar tissue, enlarged tissue (hypertrophy) or  slow healing injuries.

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Conditions treated with Radial Shock Wave Therapy:

  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder (frozen shoulder)
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Idiopathic lower back pain Acute and chronic soft tissue wounds
  • Primary and secondary lymphedema

Treatment Application:

Up to 80% ot patients experience a major reduction in pain and symptoms within the first two RSWT treatments and if improvement in not gained within four treatments standard treatment procedures are resumed. It is important to remember that RSWT is only effective when used in conjunction with physical therapy treatment protocols (such as soft tissue massage, stretching, manual therapy, exercises, icing, heating etc etc).

Radial Shock Wave Therapy treatable areas Cost:
There is a small additional cost for  RSWT to the normal consultation fee. It is important to remember that RSWT is only effective when used in conjunction with physical therapy. RSWT is usually applied in four treatment sessions, each one week apart. Approximately 80% of all patients report a substantial improvement after the second treatment. If no improvement is made within the first four treatments, standard care is resumed. RSWT Radial Shock Wave Therapy treatment process on the heels

If you require any further information on Radial Shock Wave Therapy and how it may be able to benefit you, please contact us or ask one of our practitioners who will be happy to assist you.