A non-invasive treatment which involves creating a series of energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to the site of injury through the client's skin via a gel medium.
Mechanism of action:
Shockwave is an acoustic wave that carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues in acute, subacute, and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the fascia, tendons, and other soft tissues. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.
Acoustic waves with high energy peaks used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue, causing overall medical effects such as accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia, and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute, and acute conditions.