Shockwave is a device used by health practitioners, including physiotherapists, that entails applying a noninvasive probe to the skin and an electrical charge will create an energy (acoustic) wave that is focused on the area of concern. Shockwave, as the name might suggest, is not as intimidating as it sounds!
Rather, it’s a simple solution for subsiding pain and improving function.
That being said, here are 10 reasons you should use Shockwave:
- Solution for chronic musculoskeletal pain
Most people with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Although success cannot be guaranteed for every individual, 80% of these same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
- Improves function
Simple tasks, complex activities and even sports that are affected by pain will once again become easier to perform due to a reduction in pain and improved mobility.
- Quick treatment
Each therapy session takes between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. In general, an average of 3 to 5 treatments are necessary at weekly intervals.
- Quick results
After only 1 to 2 sessions, many patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. The therapy eliminates pain or restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.
- No surgery and no injections
Upon contact with the skin, acoustic waves penetrate the tissue non-invasively. It may even help you avoid surgery.
- Covered by insurance
This treatment is covered by insurance if administered by an eligible health practitioner such as a licensed physiotherapist.
- A lot of different purposes
It can eliminate calcifications, joint pain, tendinopathies and trigger points, helping conditions such as osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, lower back pain, shoulder pain, heel spur, epicondylitis, hip pain and the list goes on.
- Safe and no side effects
Just about anyone can benefit from this innovative therapy.
- It’s simple… no fuss
No preparation of any kind is required to receive this form of treatment.
- Pain free treatment
Pain incurred during the treatment is short-lived and the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session based on the client’s tolerance.
Seems too good to be true? Why don’t you give it a shot!