Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy or EPAT (extracorporeal pulse activation technology), is a non-invasive and innovative medical treatment that harnesses the body’s natural healing processes. This therapy has gained recognition for its ability to not only relieve pain but also stimulate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. The key mechanism behind shockwave therapy lies in its capacity to release growth factors within the injured tissues, facilitating the regeneration of damaged structures.
Our clinic’s skilled sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers, under the supervision of a physician, administer shockwave therapy. They possess in-depth knowledge of anatomy and common sports injury patterns.
During the treatment, our clinicians position a shockwave device near the affected area. This device emits shockwaves into the injured tissues, promoting increased blood flow and the release of growth hormones, which stimulate new tissue growth.
How Long Does Shockwave Therapy Take?
A single shockwave therapy session typically lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on the specific injury, patients typically receive three to five treatments over several weeks.
How Effective Is Shockwave Therapy?
At On Point Movement and Performance, we have witnessed significant healing in many of our patients who have undergone shockwave therapy. Ongoing research is further exploring the effectiveness of this innovative treatment. It’s important to note that the results of shockwave therapy may not be immediate but often improve over time as injured tissues heal.