One of the newest and most effective treatments for chronic pain that we are able to offer at Alliance Physical Therapy is Shockwave Therapy.
Acoustic waves generated by the Shockwave trigger biological effects which quickly lead to long-term healing and the regeneration of tissue.
As a general rule, we are finding this treatment to be very effective with patients who have conditions that take a long time to get better using more traditional processes of physical therapy.
This non-invasive therapy is a new technology and its effects have been medically proven. It often reduces the number of therapeutic treatments needed and promotes long-term good results.
It is especially effective in treating plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, hamstring tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), Osgood Schlatter Disease, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, Trigger Point Relief, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, sciatica, chronic muscular back pain and limited range of motion due to scar tissue.
With shockwave therapy, every treatment is cumulative, and the results are often felt after three to four treatments, although some patients feel relief after just one treatment.
The treatment itself is not generally painful, although the patient may experience some discomfort if they have a high pain level present in the area. The treatment only lasts for five minutes maximum.