Why focused shockwave over radial?
– Targeted treatments
– Stimulate new blood vessel growth (Angiogenesis)
– Stimulate biological, chemical and physical responses to promote tissue regeneration
– Induce calcific reabsorption in tendinopathies
– Promote new bone growth
– More tolerable treatments for your patient
Radial shockwave utilises a pressure wave at typical energy levels between 1-12bar. This is a pro-inflammatory treatment and encourages blood flow to the injured tissues. Radial shockwave is effective for chronic injuries, but its’ application is limited when presented with acute or sub-acute injury.
Focused shockwave concentrates the energy levels into a specific point meaning it can reach an impressive 820bar pressure. This means focused shockwave stimulates cellular activity and tissue regeneration. It is evidenced that it has anti-inflammatory effects as well as reducing pain on a physiological level making it very effective for chronic, sub-acute and acute indications.
Why diagnostic ultrasound?
– Accurately diagnose to deliver an effective ‘right first-time’ treatment plan
– Reduce patient recovery time & improve patient throughput
– Enhance your patient engagement
– Better clinical outcomes, driving more referrals for your clinic
– Cost effective devices available delivering superb imaging quality
– Non-invasive procedure which can be used on any patient
Why ultrasound guided shockwave?
“Treatment commences with a diagnostic ultrasound scan of the tissues, we can identify the area of concern, map the focal region including target size and depth. Following this, we can mark the area to be treated and set appropriate depth to ensure the focused shockwaves arrive at the desired point. Diagnostic ultrasound allows us to image any change in tissues that occur over time to monitor healing processes. This method guarantees precision is achieved in identifying areas of injury and accurate implementation of the treatment modality.”
Here, you can see how private practice owner Paul Williamson uses ultrasound guided shockwave within his private practice: