What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment working to target specific damaged tissues by delivering impulses of localized energy. Shockwave therapy forces your body to create new tissue cells in the damaged area. It restarts the body’s natural healing mechanism.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy assists in increasing blood flow to the area of your injury. Shockwave therapy has two main modes of action.
1. Shockwaves work to desensitise nerve endings which often give immediate pain reduction.
2. Shockwaves cause controlled micro-trauma to the tissues which encourage the body to respond by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the affected area, in order to accelerate the body’s own healing response.