Radial Shockwave Therapy
When the spine is out of alignment, your body isn’t able to function as effectively and pressure can build up in certain areas. This leads to an increased risk of injuries from nerve pressure, muscle strains or disc problems. If you can tell when your spine is out of alignment when the problem is less serious, it can prevent a much bigger problem in the long term.
Our shockwave therapy machine allows us to treat a multitude of problems from spinal misalignments, joint stiffness and muscular stiffness to strains in a gentle, safe and effective way.
What can our shockwave therapy treat?
We have seen successful results with:
- Spinal misalignments or poor posture
- Back and neck stiffness
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Leg or calf pain
- Shoulder pain
- Migraines or headaches related a dysfunction in the cervical spine
- Facet Syndrome
- Repetitive strain injury
- Golf or tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
How does our shockwave therapy work?
Our shockwave therapy machine is used to help diagnose conditions and as a method of treatment. It works by an ultra precise sensor detecting areas on each vertebra that have an increased resistance. A reading then returns back to the instrument and helps us to effectively evaluate the alignment of each of the vertebra. This tells us where the misalignments are located and allows us to treat them.
Once an affected area has been identified, a light tapping force (percussion) is applied to stimulate the blood flow, which will encourage healing, break down scar tissue which may have built up and help to restore the normal function. In time, movement will improve, while allowing for increased blood flow and circulation in the area, which will help the injury heal.
What is shockwave therapy?
It is a micromanipulation therapy that identifies and corrects areas of the spine that are restricted in movement or incorrectly aligned. A vibration (percussion) delivered by the instrument is able to gently help your spine realign and restore proper movement to the affected area.
Is our shockwave therapy painful?
Our shockwave instrument is an extremely gentle, safe and effective form of treatment which can realign the spine. The treatment delivers a mechanical force (percussion) which feels like a light tapping massage on the affected areas. Its efficiency in breaking down scar tissue and improving the blood flow makes it a great treatment for spinal, shoulder, leg, knee and foot pain.
How long does a treatment take?
Our shockwave therapy treatments can deliver extremely effective results in a short space of time. Most treatments should take around ten minutes. The first two treatments are slightly longer to allow for discussion about how the instrument works and for us to answer any of your questions.
What are the side effects of radial shockwave therapy?
Everyone is different; therefore how you feel after the treatment varies patient-to-patient. While many feel better straight away after their first treatment, it’s also completely normal to feel a little discomfort in the evening, or day after your treatment session. This discomfort is similar to the feeling of going to the gym for the first time. This can be eased using ice and is caused by the body moving into a different position and stimulating muscles that perhaps haven’t been used for a while. For others, the benefits of radial shockwave therapy can take a few sessions to be felt, this is especially common in those who have had their condition for a considerable amount of time.
“My pain disappeared“
“My posture has changed for the better.”
“I have free movement, less pain and less stiffness.”