Here at On Point Physio, we offer both Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as well as Radial Pressure Therapy. Shockwave therapy is known to aid in improving chronic musculoskeletal conditions and aiding in the rehabilitation of many different kinds.
We have trained experts in shockwave therapy in Auckland on our team, and we have seen many of our patients enjoy incredible results thanks to this therapy.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy makes use of high-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted into the body. This wave stimulates the cells as well as the body’s healing mechanisms.
Radial Pressure Therapy is slightly different in that this therapy makes use of radial waves that are applied to the skin through a handheld device. Radial waves permeate cells, removing old =, damaged cells and allowing healthy cells to grow.
These treatments also allow for improved blood circulation in the tissues, helping to encourage and reset the body’s healing capabilities, particularly in the problem area. This also relieves pain and improves flexibility and range of motion in the affected area.
Both Radial Pressure Therapy and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy fall under the category of Shockwave therapy as they are very similar and are often used to treat the same conditions. Generally, Shockwave Therapy is used to stimulate cells and decrease pain.
Will Shockwave Therapy Work for Me?
Shockwave Therapy can assist in treating the following conditions:
- Heel pain
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Shin splints
- Jumper’s knee
- Knee bursitis
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Erectile dysfunction
- Wound healing
What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
One of the best aspects of Shockwave Therapy is its short treatment time. In no time at all, deep tissues can be reached through this non-invasive procedure. It has minimal side effects, such as a bit of redness on the skin afterwards that clears up quickly.
Shockwave Therapy offers precise and targeted application to treat specific areas of the body in a highly effective manner, yielding results after only a few treatments. Generally, treatments take about 15 minutes each, and results can start to manifest after only two treatments, spaced about a week apart. We typically recommend between three and six sessions to get the full benefit of the treatment.
Like all kinds of physiotherapy, Shockwave Therapy is a great alternative to taking pharmaceutical medications, which can have numerous unintended harmful side effects.
What is Shockwave Therapy Like?
Many people think shockwave therapy is painful as they mistake it for shock therapy, which is completely different. While shockwave therapy can be uncomfortable at times, it is not a painful experience, and many patients actually report enjoying the feeling of the therapy.
Common and normal side effects you can expect to experience for a few days after the treatment include redness, swelling, bruising, and red spots.
Interested in trying out shockwave therapy in Newmarket? Let the team at On Point Physio provide you with cutting-edge shockwave therapy that may provide the results you’ve been hoping for! Feel free to get in touch with us today!