Shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body's self-healing powers, particulary in cases where the body has been unable to do it on its' own. It stimulates metabolism and enhances blood circulation which enables damaged tissue to regenerate and eventually heal.
Dr. Vincent Leering D.C., will apply shockwaves through a specially designed handpiece that produces strong energy pulses for short periods of time. The shockwave energy pulses are applied directly to the affected tissue areas in a controlled procedure.
Shockwaves have a mechanical effect on the tissue. Pressure in front of the shockwave is transmitted into the tissue, creating microcavitation bubbles that expand and burst in a resultant force.
This force penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body which are responsible for bone(osteoblasts) and connective tissue(fibroblast) healing.
Research has shown that shockwave breaks down calcium deposits.
After 2-3 sessions, over 80% of patients report a significant reduction in pain.
* 90% improvement for plantar fasciitis (Journal of Orthopaedics Research 2005)
* 91% improvement for tendonitis (Journal of America Medical Association 2003)
* 77% improvement for tennis elbow (Journal of Orthopaedics 2005)