It’s no secret that some conditions are more difficult to treat than others. Maybe the condition is very advanced or very complex. Or maybe the patient just hasn’t received the correct treatment, until now. I’m Dr. Jeff Hedrich and I’d like to introduce you to shockwave therapy. Shock Wave therapy is a time tested, scientifically proven technology that gets right to the core of the problem to stimulate healing and repair. Shockwave can be so effective that some patients describe it as magical.
Lethbridge Shockwave Therapy realizes that It is important to address all the factors that lead to degeneration so that the effect is permanent. Shockwave therapy is scientifically proven to be clinically effective at resolving and treating chronic musculoskeletal disorders. This revolutionary method provides non-surgical treatments of conditions that historically would require surgical intervention.
How Does Shockwave Work?
Shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body's self-healing powers, particularly in cases where the body has been unable to do it on its' own. In essence it acts as a 'kickstart' to stimulate the metabolism and enhance blood circulation. This enables the damaged tissue to regenerate and eventually heal.
How shockwave therapy works on tissue
Shockwaves are applied via a light handpiece that is easy to use, which produces very strong impulses that travels through the tissues to the problem area. The shockwaves are directed at the site of the lesions in a controlled and focused manner.
What Conditions Can be Treated?
Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders, in particular, those involving areas where major connective tissue attaches to bone. Common sites that can been successfully treated are:
- Partial tears of ligaments or tendons of most joints
- Foot - plantar fasciitis & Achilles tendonitis
- Knee - patellar tendinitis
- Elbow - tennis or golfer's elbow
- Shoulder - rotator cuff tendinitis & calcific
- Hip - trochanteric bursitis
- Muscles - various trigger points throughout body
What Are the Advantages?
Shockwave therapy is a recent development that is used successfully by healthcare providers that specialize in musculoskeletal disorders. As compared to other treatment methods, the advantages are:
- Most importantly, no time off work for recovery!
- Quickly reduces pain
- No medication needed
- Avoid surgery
- No side effects
- Virtually no risk of allergy
- Accelerates healing
- Very effective for chronic conditions
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The therapy session takes about 15 minutes depending on the disorder that is treated. In general, 3-5 sessions are neccessary at weekly intervals. The greatest success rate when dealing with problem areas is achieved by following a 12 week treatment program. Packages are available to make shockware therapy one of the best value treatments that money can buy.More Info