What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave treatment in process

Shockwave Therapy is a new, highly effective and non-invasive therapy for the treatment of chronic pain. It can help patients suffering from a number of common orthopedic conditions and sports injuries.

It is a non-invasive alternative to surgery, steroid injections and oral medication.

The term ‘Shockwave Therapy’ refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body.  In modern pain therapy, acoustic wave energy is conducted from the point of origin, which is the acoustic wave generator (via a coupling gel) to the body regions experiencing pain. There, its healing capacity is applied.

This form of treatment was originally used in 1980 as a treatment for kidney stones, without the need for surgery, and has now been re-developed for the use in treating tendon conditions.

Shockwave Treatment is administered at our Torbay Chiropractic Clinic in Torquay by Ian Vasey. Ian is highly qualified and experienced consultant. He has been a practising Chiropractor in Devon for over 20 years. Registered as a consultant with both BUPA and PPP health insurers and he is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors. Read more about Ian by clicking here.

 

How safe is Shockwave Therapy?

The technology involved with extracorporeal Shockwave technology has been used for decades on millions of people.  In all its use, Shockwave Therapy of the musculoskeletal system has been found to have virtually no serious side-effects.  In fact, even mild side effects like tingling, aching, redness, or bruising are relatively rare, modest and short-lived.

 

Click here to find out how Shockwave Therapy works.