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Shockwave Therapy

Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a relatively new modality in the physical therapy world. Shockwave is a fast and effective method of reducing or completely eliminating a variety of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The treatment process stimulates and accelerates the healing process. Many clients report an immediate relief after the treatment, many conditions requiring less than 10 treatments. Shockwave has been shown, in short term, to have a 56-90% success rate in treatment of soft tissue disorders (Gerdesmeyer, 2008). Some benefits of shockwave therapy include; no surgery or anesthesia, decreased pain and increased function, no incision (therefore no risk of infection at the treatment site), and leaves no scarring. Patients can continue their current level of activities and future treatments are not limited. Common treatable conditions: tennis/golfer’s elbow, Plantar Fasciitis, frozen shoulder and shoulder pain, jumper’s knee, chronic back and neck pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contracture conditions (Dupytron’s), Achilles Tendinitis, and scar tissue treatment.

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