Shockwave treatment is among the most advanced medical technology in the field today. Using acoustic pressure waves, shockwave treatment activates cells responsible for healing bone and tissue by increasing blow flow to affected areas, accelerating the recovery process for quicker relief.
As such, shockwave treatment offers both patients and practitioners many benefits.
Four Core Benefits of Shockwave Treatment
- Non-invasive and drug-free
Because shockwave treatment uses acoustic pressure waves to enhance the body’s natural healing process, it can treat conditions without the need for surgery or drugs. This is ideal for patients who haven’t responded to conservative, front-line treatment but still aren’t ready for surgery or prescription medication.
In turn, patients can get back to daily activities like work-related duties or sports quicker because they don’t have to deal with lengthy post-surgery recovery timelines.
Shockwave treatment helps reduce chronic inflammation, stimulates collagen, and breaks up calcium deposits. As a result, a plethora of musculoskeletal conditions can benefit from shockwave treatment, including:
- Myofascial trigger points
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Erectile dysfunction
- And more
Additionally, veterinarians and trainers can use shockwave treatment for horses and other small animals.
- Safe and effective
Many scientific papers have been published attesting to the safety and efficacy of shockwave treatments. A recent study published in Current Sports Medicine Reports reviewed the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for various musculoskeletal conditions in athletes, including rotator cuff tendinopathy, lateral elbow epicondylitis, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, and other tendinopathies.
Researchers concluded shockwave treatment was “a safe treatment option for peripheral musculoskeletal conditions in athletes.” Moreover, shockwave treatment “requires no, to minimal, time away from sport.”
- Easy to use
With the proper training, all healthcare professionals can take advantage of shockwave treatment. Practitioners can use Storz shockwave devices for hours without worrying about the stress on their hands and bodies because the handpieces are ergonomically designed.
Further, many of the MASTERPULS® devices are portable, so practitioners can take them out into the field, making house calls or treating their patients wherever is most suitable.
The Most Advanced Shockwave Treatment on the Market
If you’re ready to leverage the many benefits of shockwave treatment in your practice, we can help. Shockwave Canada is the exclusive distributor of Storz shockwave therapy devices, the industry leader. And our experts are standing by with 24/7 support for all healthcare practitioners.
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