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Ultrasound Guided Shockwave

Ultrasound Guided Shockwave

Rehabilitation. Remastered.

 

Both shockwave and diagnostic ultrasound are rapidly growing in popularity. Ultrasound guided shockwave combines accurate imaging with powerful & effective rehabilitation technology. Discover how this technique can improve the accuracy of your diagnosis & treatments to better your patient & clinical outcomes.

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:

What conditions can you treat?

– Tendinopathy

– Muscle tears

– Ligament tears

– Bone fractures

– Pain

The investment.

We appreciate that investment in technology is a risk for a business to undertake, but we are very confident in the return on investment for this technology. Focused shockwave is significantly more expensive than radial but the range of conditions it is applicable for is far wider than the cheaper option. The financial return on diagnostic ultrasound is also one that has not yet been directly correlated as most none radiologist lead services do not charge for an isolated scan. However, what this technology does offer is a very strong patient attraction, retention and referral due to:
Offering the latest technology – ‘knowing that Physiolistic always invest in the best tech gives me the confidence to come back and refer my friends’
More accurate and engaging treatment (replicating the pain with SW and explaining the image on ultrasound)
Empowering your clinical team – Giving your team the best equipment helps to naturally scale our business

Want to enhance your clinical practice with ultrasound guided shockwave? Get in touch…