A probe is pressed on to the affected area and the shockwaves are delivered through the skin (a gel like substance is also applied to the area to promote the process). The impulses are delivered through the skin as a shockwave that spreads inside the injured tissue as an aspherical ‘radial’ wave.
These radial shockwaves initiate an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.
The shockwaves are felt as pulses which are a little uncomfortable but not painful. Ian will always start your treatment with a low level of intensity and increase this to a point where you feel comfortable.