SoftWave Therapy (tissue regeneration technologies)
SoftWave is a medical technology company who specializes in research and development of tissue regeneration. Extracorporeal ShockWave uses electrohydraulic acoustic waves to stimulate a cellular response. This will stimulate the body's tissues to regenerate quicker at a cellular level. SoftWave Also promotes angiogenesis, improves circulation and modulates inflammation.
Here is some general information about shockwave therapy:
Mechanism of Action:
Shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves that carry energy to targeted tissues. The mechanical pressure and stress from the waves trigger biological responses, including improved blood circulation, increased cell metabolism, and the release of growth factors. This can stimulate the body's natural healing processes.
Shockwave therapy is commonly used in a number of different injuries and conditions that involve rehabilitation. Common conditions include tendinitis and tendinosis (e.g., plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis), frozen shoulder, non specific low back pain, and other acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
A shockwave therapy session involves the use of a handheld device that is applied to the area of focus. Shockwaves are sent to the area of focus, hence where it got it's name! The intensity and frequency of the shockwaves can be altered based off of the condition and the patients tolerability.
Pain Reduction and Healing:
The therapeutic effects of shockwave therapy may include pain reduction, improved tissue healing, and increased mobility. It is often considered for conditions where traditional treatments may have been less effective.
One of the great advantages of Shockwave is that it is non- invasive, meaning it doesn't involve any cutting or injecting. This makes Shockwave a great starting place for treatment and a possible alternative to surgery.
Contraindications and Considerations:
Shockwave therapy is considered very safe, there are certain contraindications and considerations to note. It may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as pregnancy, bleeding disorders, or certain types of infections and should be discussed with the health care provider before receiving treatment.
Shockwave therapy is typically administered by trained healthcare professionals, such as chiropractors, physical therapists and other sports medicine practitioners.
If Shockwave sounds right for you, or if you have any questions/concerns. Give us a call and one of our doctors would be happy to talk! Or Click HERE to be directed to the SoftWave website for case studies and additional information!