What is Pressure Wave Technology?
Pressure Wave Technology, also known as EPAT or Shockwave Therapy, is a non-surgical way of treating a wide array of soft tissue conditions. This FDA approved technology is quickly becoming a popular and successful treatment for many chiropractic issues. Pressure wave technology works by enhancing the body’s natural healing process to improve regenerative potential.
How Does Pressure Wave Technology Work?
Pressure Wave Technology is a non-invasive therapy that uses shockwaves energy to penetrate into the patient’s skin without damaging any tissue. These shockwaves enhance the body’s ability to heal through hyperstimulation.
This procedure exerts a mechanical pressure and tension to the tissue, which allows for an increase in cell permeability, increasing cell membrane and tissue circulation — activating the body’s own healing process. This process stimulates fibroblasts, responsible for healing connective tissue. It also stimulates osteoblasts, bone cells that are responsible for new bone growth and healing.
This procedure is performed in-office and takes about 10 minutes. Optimal results typically require three treatments in weekly intervals. Patients can often return to work and exercise with immediate results.
What Does Shock Wave Therapy Treat?
- Knee Injuries
- Heel Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hip Pain
- Hamstring Pain
- Overuse Injuries
- Scar Tissue
- Stress Fractures
- Sports Injuries
Benefits of Pressure Wave Technology
Pressure Wave Technology brings a wide range of benefits. Chiropractors can use it to treat tendon pain, as well as to stimulate and improve healing. This cutting-edge procedure leads to physical changes in nerve cells, which can inhibit pain sensation. It also reduces pain-causing stimuli and inhibits pain transmission. The treatment can improve blood flow to targeted treatment areas, increasing circulation and healing ability.
Contact us today to learn more about Pressure Wave Technology, and find out if it’s right for your practice.