Radial Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy has been used for many years as an alternative to invasive surgery or traditional rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injury. In circumstances where chronic injuries fail to respond to conventional treatments, Shockwave Therapy often provides effective pain relief and restores normal tissue functioning. It is a versatile and often very effective treatment for a range of muscle, tendon and joint conditions.

Shockwave Therapy is administered externally (extra-corporeally) by a portable device. This device delivers inaudible shock waves which penetrate the skin and spread through the injured tissue(s). Radial shockwaves act as a catalyst to initiate an inflammatory response prompting the body to react naturally and stimulate healing.

New Blood Vessel Formation

Nutrients in the blood are essential to start the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of Radial Shockwaves creates capillary micro-ruptures that stimulates new blood vessel formation.

Stimulation of Collagen production

Collagen production is necessary for the repair of damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments. RSWT accelerates pro-collagen synthesis, helping to repair and remodel tendons more efficiently.

Breakdown of Calcifications

Calcium build-up is quite common in chronic tendon problems and can occur after micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. RSWT disperse the calcifications leading to less friction on the tendon fibres.

Dispersion of Substance P

Substance P is a neurotransmitter that controls pain information through the C-fibers (nerve fibres). It is generally associated with chronic and longstanding pain. RSWT has been shown to disperse this neuropeptide.

Release of ‘Trigger Points’

Trigger Points are essentially small parts of the muscle (sarcomeres) that have become dysfunctional. They contract so tightly that they begin to cut off their own blood supply and waste products build up in the tissue. This irritates the sensory nerve endings, causing even more contraction. This vicious cycle is referred to as “metabolic crisis”. RSWT is known to cause a reversal to this metabolic crisis and restore normal muscle function.

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