What is shockwave therapy?
Treatment using this method is based upon the therapeutic properties of waves with characteristic properties, i.e. A varying high energy pulse released within a very short length of time.
High amplitude, uneven pressure and released within an ultra-short timeframe. The released energy is transferred to the body using an electrode touching the skin, which it is attached to using medical gel. Treatment of this type is helpful for alleviating and eliminating diseases and conditions located both on the surface as well as in deep tissues, due to the ability of the waves to penetrate deep into parts of the body.
What can be achieved using shockwave therapy?
The shockwaves have an analgesic action, blocking the sending and spread of impulses that are responsible for the perception of pain, by the localised and gentle stimulation of cell membranes and neural endings. Additionally, the shock signals that are sent regulate metabolism, blood circulation and optimize the fusion of collagen, resulting in a substantial acceleration in the renewal of soft tissues.
In short, treatment using shockwaves gives the following results:
- supporting metabolism and circulation,
- elimination of hardened fibroblasts,
- increased production of collagen,
- Reduction of muscular tension.
Course of treatment
A therapeutic cycle utilizing shockwave lasts approx. 15 minutes. Here are the steps that you can expect:
1) During their first visit at our Wroclaw centre, patients receive the advice of a physiotherapist.
2) A specialist carries out the shockwave treatment.
3) The patient undergoes cryotherapy.
Typically, 3-5 treatment sessions are planned for, at intervals of three to ten days, however noticeable relief is already felt after the first cycle.
If you have any questions, please contact us: Ph. 663 025 800, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at our Wrocław clinic.