For Heathcare Professionals

Evidence sources:

Patient referral

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Shockwave mechanism and evidence for healthcare professionals

Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment of injured soft tissues, specifically tendon and plantarfascia when an injury reaches a chronic non-healing state. A safe alternative to surgery or steroid and other treatment injections, shockwave therapy is clinically proven to stimulate metabolic reactions.

Shockwave Therapy

 

Compressed air accelerates a projectile which strikes a fixed applicator.

The kinetic energy is converted into a shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin.

 

These shock waves are conveyed radially for broad treatment areas.

Generating Shock Waves

Extracorporeal Shockwave

Releases more Substance P thus moderating pain and giving an analgesic effect and facilitating tissue repair

 

Inhibits the Cox 11 Enzyme producing an anti-inflammatory effect

 

Activates cellular defences - the release of free radicals helps to strengthen the body’s cellular defence mechanisms

 

Hyperstimulates nerve fibres activating the pain gate mechanism and intensifying the analgesic effect.

Radial Shock Wave visualisation

 

The compression phase (P+) penetrates the skin and weakens the tissue.

A tensile phase (P-) follows generating cavitation bubbles.

These bubbles collapse causing secondary shock waves.

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