What is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a safe, non-invasive procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. It can relieve pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments and many other musculoskeletal issues. It uses high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair.
What are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
- Relieve pain caused by soft tissue, bone and joint injuries
- Stimulates blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues, damaged tissues then begin to repair
- Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
- Promotes restoration of tissue and joint mobility
- Safe and non-invasive treatment
- Fast and effective pain relief
What sets the EMS Swiss DolarClast Radial Shockwave Therapy apart from the rest?
Here at Live Well Chiropractic, we are always ensuring to achieve the best patient outcomes. EMS is one of Switzerland's longest and leading medical device brands. The Swiss DolorClast Master is the first and only device to feature an air pressure Vs Energy Flux Density (EFD) converter. This option automatically calculates the EFD output (in mJ/mm²) corresponding to the air pressure level chosen for the treatment. The EMS Swiss Dolarclast machine used at our clinic provides the highest quality radial shockwave therapy and DolorClast has the research to back it up.
So what sets the EMS radial Shockwave apart from the rest?
- Always deliver the highest dose of energy and cavitation for exceptional treatment outcomes
- The most powerful Radial Shock Wave device on the market
- Overcome pain even for sensitive patients or painful pathologies
- Research Driven results
- Utilised by orthopaedic surgeons and adopted by hospitals globally
What Conditions Does Shockwave Therapy Help With?
Shockwave Therapy can be modulated in different ways depending on your condition. These variables include energy flux density, number of impulses, frequency of treatment sessions, area of application, etc. By adjusting treatment protocol variables for your specific musculoskeletal or soft tissue injury, this treatment is able to safely treat conditions including:
- Rotator cuff tendinopathy
- Frozen shoulder
- Lateral elbow epicondylopathy (Tennis's Elbow)
- Medial elbow epicondylopathy (Golfer's Elbow)
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Patellar tendinopathy (Pain in the tendon below the kneecap)
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciopathy (Heel Pain)
- Bone stress injuries
Does Shockwave Therapy Hurt?
During the session, you will feel a strong ‘tapping’ sensation with each shockwave on the skin, and the treatment usually lasts 10-15 minutes. Most patients report some discomfort during the treatment, but most do not find it painful and are able to tolerate it well. The amount of discomfort depends in part on the person, their injury, and whether the damaged tissues are close to a bone. (Treatments delivered closer to a bone are generally more uncomfortable.) But in general, we keep the power well within your own personal tolerance level.?
Can anyone administer Shockwave treatment?
There are currently no guidelines to shockwave administration in Singapore. However Shockwave therapy effectiveness is heavily influenced by practitioner skill set and knowledge. A firm understanding of human anatomy as well as shock depths and speeds play a crucial role in achieving targeted incomes. The Chiropractic team at Live Well have all been trained by the EMS team and continue to refresh their knowledge as new research and findings are documented.