Dover PhysiotherapyTreating the root cause of pain and dysfunction
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy-The most effective treatment for pain
What is a Shock Wave treatment?
Therapeutic shock waves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones without causing skin injury over 20 years ago.
Today the use of radial shock waves or Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) has been successfully extended to other therapeutic and wellness applications. Although especially popular in Europe it is still a relatively new technology for musculoskeletal intervention in the UK.
The effectiveness of the treatment modality for specific conditions has however been reviewed accepted by both NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and FDA (US Food and Drug Administration).
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy system by Zimmer uses ballistic, high-energy pulses. For treatment of biological tissues and structures in various pathologies and medical conditions. A heavy, electromagnetically accelerated, ballistic projectile transfers its kinetic energy to a transmitter head in the handpiece. The kinetic energy is transformed into impact energy in the applicator head. Shockwaves result and spread out radially from the contact area into the desired treatment region of the body.
Common conditions treated with Shockwave treatment