What Are The Benefits of Seeing A Shockwave Therapist?
Life is never easy when it hurts – acute (serious) and chronic (pro-longed) pain in the past often meant years of suffering, often in silence and isolation, compounding the situation further. At Lifeforce Proactive Health Centre in Langley, our team of health care professionals provide a safe, drug-free, and surgery-free treatment for back and neck pain, headaches, and other musculoskeletal issues utilizing the latest technologies.
Lifeforce Proactive Health Centre’s technologies provide an alternative to surgery and cortisone injections including Shockwave Therapy. Like deep tissues massage, Shockwave Therapy is safe and non-invasive. So what does a Shockwave Therapist in Langley actually mean and how does it work?
Shockwave Therapy, using an ultrasound machine, is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and urology. Shockwave Therapy offers several benefits over other modes of treatment:
- Can be used without the use of x-rays or drugs (although the diagnostic process and/or previous treatments may have included these);
- Stimulates the body’s own healing ability;
- Often provides an immediate reduction of pain, improved mobility, and function;
- Is non-invasive; and
- Does not require anesthesia.
A shockwave is a high-energy acoustic (sound) wave that passes through the skin to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. A shockwave is characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude, and non-periodicity (irregular intervals). The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue. It moves spherically through the body, stimulating new blood flow in the area treated, accelerating the healing process. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues to speed up recovery and cure various symptoms causing pain.
A Shockwave Therapist in Langley can provide treatments for jumper’s knee, painful shoulder, tennis elbow, heel spur, foot pain, insertional pain, chronic tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, calcifications, and hip pain amongst other inflammatory conditions.
Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Medical effects include:
- New blood vessel formation
- Reversal of chronic inflammation
- Stimulation of collagen production
- Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
- Dispersion of pain mediator “Substance P”
- Release of trigger points
The application of Shockwave Therapy is simple, easy and has three steps:
Locate the area to be treated - The area to be treated is located using palpation in order to deliver the therapy precisely.
Gel application - Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area located in step 1. Use of gel is necessary to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly.
Therapy initiation - The Shockwave applicator is slightly pushed against the area to be treated and the start button is pressed.
Contact a Shockwave Therapist in Langley Today
If you been living with acute or chronic pain from soft tissue injuries, heel spurs, and calcifications, or have questions if Shockwave Therapy is right for you and your condition, and to book a consultation with our shockwave therapists in Langley, contact Lifeforce Proactive Health Centre in Langley at 604-530-6227 today. Parking is available behind the building.