Shockwave Therapy (SoftWave Technology)

Shockwave therapy with SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technologies (TRT)TM “uses patented technology to reach an injured area at the cellular level to successfully turn on the body’s natural healing process.” It is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopedics, physical therapy, and sports medicine that provides fast pain relief and restores mobility. Shockwave therapy with SoftWave TRT TM is an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. Contact New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI today to find out more about our specialized SoftWave TRTTM device can aid you in your recovery process.

How does shockwave therapy work?

The SoftWave patented applicator design makes it possible to use energy to to treat a large area of both superficial and deep tissue soliciting a biological response to the target area without causing microtrauma.

Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in our electrohydraulic Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration.

  • New Blood Vessel Formation – Nutrient blood flow is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of acoustic waves creates capillary permeability in tendon and bone increasing the nutrition and resultant healing effects in the area treated.
  • Reversal of Chronic Inflammation – Antiinflammatory cells are one of the key components of the inflammatory process allowing tissues to begin to heal after they have been inflamed. Their activity may be increased by using pervasive acoustic waves.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production – The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes of the damaged muscle and ligamentous structures. Shockwave therapy accelerates procollagen synthesis.
  • Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts – Calcium build-up is most often the result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Acoustic waves can break up the existing calcifications.
  • Reduction of Substance P. Substance P is a neurotransmitter that mediates pain. This neuropeptide is generally associated with intense, persistent and chronic pain. Shockwave has been shown in several studies to reduce the amount of Substance P therefore potentially contributing to it’s pain relieving effect.
  • Release of Trigger Points – Trigger points are the principal cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulder and limbs. Delivered acoustic energy unblocks the calcium pump and thus reverses the metabolic crisis in the myofilaments and releases the trigger points. Shockwave also increases blood flow to muscles to allow for relaxation and release of trigger points.

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, those involving areas where major connective tissue attaches to bone. Common sites that can be successfully treated are:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Heel/Plantar Fascia
  • Muscle
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Shin splints and stress fractures
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Hands
  • Wrist
  • Pelvic Health
  • Sexual Health

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy has been known to:

  • Quickly reduces pain (faster than ultrasound, laser, radial, etc)
  • No medication is needed
  • May avoid surgery
  • No negative side effects
  • No risk of allergies
  • Accelerates healing
  • Effective for chronic conditions

What to expect for a shockwave therapy treatment

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The application is simple and easy. Initiate therapy in 3 steps:

  • Location of the area to be treated – The area to be treated is located by applying the shockwave applicator on the area of the body effected and finding relevant pain points to treat.
  • Gel application – Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area located in step 1. Use of gel is necessary to transfer the energy efficiently and smoothly into the body.
  • Therapy initiation – The Shockwave applicator is turned on and a light tapping is felt at the skin surface. As the area is inspected with the applicator the patient is continuously giving feedback to the physical therapist about what they are feeling. Together the patient and the practitioner find the right area and most optimal level to obtain pain relief.

If you are in Wauwatosa, WI suffering from pain from an acute or chronic pain and would like to see if you are a candidate for shockwave therapy, contact New You Health and Wellness to schedule an appointment and find relief today.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!