THERAPY AT LONG BRANCH REHAB
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves delivering a series of low energy sound wave pulsation to the site of injury. It works by stimulating a local anti-inflammatory response to allow body to start healing naturally. This is done by causing changes in cellular level – stimulating production of free radicals to stimulate production of metabolites to prevent pain; vascular level – stimulating creation of new capillaries; muscular level – reducing contractile activity; pain level – acting on skin nerve receptors to block painful stimuli delivery to the brain. Therefore is it not uncommon to feel temporary soreness, tenderness and swelling in the local area. It is important not to take any anti-inflammatory medications post treatment, as it will hinder the results.
Our chiropractor and physiotherapist will use this modality in conjunction with other techniques during the session. They will also assess if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
YOUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY STARTS HERE
Shockwave therapy has shown to effectively treat the following conditions
Feet - heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
Elbow – tennis and golfers elbow
Shoulder - calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
Knee - patellar tendonitis
Hip – bursitis
Lower leg - shin splints
Upper leg - Iliotibial band friction syndrome
Back pain - lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain