Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has become an increasingly popular treatment method for patients living with pain or injuries.
It’s a non-invasive way to reduce pain, promote the body’s natural healing process, and restore physical mobility to the body.
Over the years, shockwave therapy has been adapted by chiropractors, veterinaries, physiotherapists, and more health practitioners to treat a wide range of conditions.
Today, we discuss a few of the groups that can benefit from shockwave therapy treatments.
Shockwave therapy is a common treatment for athletic injuries resulting from consistent and strenuous training that impacts their muscles and joints. Some of these injuries include jumper’s knee, heel spur, tennis elbow, and medial tibial stress syndrome.
Shockwave therapy can break down the calcium deposits and target trigger points in muscles to stimulate blood vessel growth and help athletes reach their full potential.
There is also scientific evidence of the benefits of shockwave therapy for treating athletes. Research results show that 85% of patients with jumper’s knee experienced considerable improvement in stiffness, body function, and joint function.
Non-athletes can also benefit from using shockwave therapy. Repetitive motions such as shoveling snow or long periods sitting in front of a computer can cause back pain, shoulder pain, muscle and joint strains, arthritis, tendonitis, and more.
Shockwave therapy requires no surgery to help reduce swelling and pain and penetrates deep into the tissues to target the root cause of injury for long-term healing.
Horses, dogs, and other small animals can also benefit from shockwave therapy to treat conditions such as ligament strains, splints, scar tissue, hip dysplasia, and more.
Many studies were conducted to determine the effectiveness of shockwave therapy on equine and animal health.
For example, a research study published by Frontiers in Veterinary Science measured how shockwave therapy heals soft tissue injuries in horses. Results show that shockwave therapy improved the concentration of transforming growth factor by 33% – 46% and increased platelet-derived growth factors by 190% – 219%.
In conclusion, shockwave therapy proves a valid and successful injury treatment method for a variety of conditions present in humans and animals of different physical requirements. As a practitioner, contact us today to request a demo by calling 1 (888) 741-SHOC(7462) or visiting https://shockwavecanada.com/.