Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive solution for chronic musculoskeletal pain. ESWT is frequently used in physiotherapy, osteology, and sports medicine, especially for the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders.
During ESWT, a high intensity acoustic wave interacts with the tissues of the body. The biological effects include mechanotransduction at the cellular level, chemical responses, and complex tissue changes. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects including neovascularization (formation of new blood vessels), changes in nerve cells, reduction of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen production, and dissolution of calcium deposits in tendons and muscle. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area heels, function is restored, and pain is relieved.
Pinecone Physio uses the Medray Medwave Acoustic Wave Therapy system, an FDA approved, non-surgical therapy device. The Medwave Therapy System for ESWT uses electromagnetic waves to produce a mechanical shock wave. The hand piece contains a projectile that is accelerated through the electromagnetic transfer of kinetic energy. This kinetic energy is then transformed into impact energy in the applicator head. The impact energy delivered from the applicator head emits high energy pulses. The series of high energy acoustic wave pulses are directly applied from the applicator head to your skin via a gel medium.
The most common indications include shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinitis, calcific tendinitis, elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, epicondylitis, hip pain, trochanteric bursitis, pulled hamstring muscle at the proximal hamstring origin, knee pain, patellar tendinitis, foot pain, ankle pain, Achilles pain, plantar fasciitis.
ESWT is an add on treatment with a fee in addition to your appointment time. Current patients may trial ESWT to learn how it feels and see if it's a welcome addition to your plan of care for an add on fee of $60. New patients require an examination first.
Pinecone Physio also offers a non-surgical ESWT packages.
6 sessions (used within 12 weeks): Valued at $360; Package Discount: $270
If you are a new patient, you can book a FREE initial 15 minute phone or video discovery visit at the link below. You can also book your initial examination. If you are current patient you can book appointments at the following link too, but we would also love to talk to you in person at your next appointment.