Shockwave therapy is one of the most popular procedures that Physiotherapists use in their clinics. Targeting soft tissue and sending shock waves to the injured area in a non-invasive way. Its ability to repair tissue injuries on a cellular level makes it an essential recovery technique for the likes of sports medics, NHS, and many more.
What is shockwave therapy?
At Physiquipe, our PiezoWave2 Focused Shockwave has been a staple for institutions such as Manchester United, Team GB, the England national football team and the NHS just to name a few.
Having this piece of equipment is essential for your clinic and for your patients.
Benefits of shockwave therapy
While too many the phrase shockwave therapy may seem extreme and intense but the pain patients experience during the procedure is not as drastic as it may seem with the benefits being effective and thorough.
Increase of metabolism: Activity can be increased around 15 hours after treatment is given.
Muscle repair: The shockwaves act to stimulate the tissue which activates stem cells working on healing the muscle.
Muscle regeneration: In combination with its ability to repair muscle, shockwave therapy allows your muscle to regenerate to the point where the risk of damaging it again is reduced.
Increase of blood flow: It has been shown that shockwave therapy can cause stimulation of blood flow
The benefits of shockwave therapy aren’t just a quick fix, it’s rapid and lasting.
It can vary from person to person for how long it takes before the benefits of shockwave therapy are felt.
For some, pain relief can be felt after the first session while for others it may take a little longer or the entire allotted weeks needed.
There may be some minor sore pain a few hours after the procedure has finished but this is normal and should not last too long.
What the experts say
Back in June last year we had the pleasure of having Manchester City FC’s Physiotherapist Anthony Greenhouse as a guest webinar speaker talking about his experience with shockwave therapy, specifically using the PiezoWave2.
“It lets you pinpoint damaged tissues, you can target smaller areas and deeper areas and because of that you can treat more effectively with minimal impact on the healthy tissue.”
The Best Technology
At Physiquipe, we believe the PiezoWave 2 is the best for shockwave therapy. It is simplistic in its setup and has a user-friendly interface making it perfect for any and all practitioners.
The PiezoWave2 is an industry staple when it comes to shockwave therapy and Physiotherapy as a whole.
As mentioned before, Manchester City as well as a host of other sports teams use this product such as Manchester United, Coventry City FC, and British Athletics.
While this type of therapy is heavily used within the sports realm, it can be highly beneficial for any tissue injury regardless of if it’s sports-related or not.
So, there’s a breakdown of the fundamentals of shockwave therapy, the benefits, and the way it can elevate your clinic.
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