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  • Writer's pictureRenesh Prabaharan

The DolorClast® Radial Shockwave Therapy

The Swiss DolorClast® Shockwave Therapy Machine uses single acoustic pressure waves, called shock waves, to treat musculoskeletal pathologies. By delivering a mechanical stress to injured tissues.

Shock Waves enable:

  • Immediate pain relief

  • A healing reaction of the body

The Swiss DolorClast Method® is the most well-researched shock wave therapy. A combination of unique technologies, clinically proven protocols and education ensure significant improvement in given musculoskeletal indications.

It is an effective and non-invasive method for the treatment of localized musculoskeletal pathologies.

What to expect during a session of Shockwave: A typical course of Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) usually requires three treatments sessions spaced one week apart for best results, however many times patients feel significant improvement of symptoms after only one session. Although RSWT can significantly reduce symptoms after only one session, it is highly recommended that a full course of treatment be completed. During treatment with RSWT, an applicator is placed by the physiotherapist onto the affected area and fine adjustments are made to assure the dose is most comfortable for the patient. To minimize transmission losses in the layer of air between the applicator and the skin, contact gel is used to conduct the acoustic wave. The device administers a preset number of pulses, or shock waves, at a low energy level, allowing for anesthesia-free treatment. A typical treatment may last five to ten minutes and may be slightly uncomfortable.

What Conditions Does Shock Wave Therapy Treat?: Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs/pain Lateral/medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Achilles tendonitis Patellar tendonitis Calcific tendonitis Insertional tendonitis Shin splints Iliotibial band syndrome Trochanteric bursitis

What to Expect After a Treatment of Shockwave? Many clients experience a decrease in pain immediately after treatment. In some instances bruising, swelling, and on rare occasions, skin breakdown may occur. Because of the nature of shockwaves, there may be some soreness for 1-2 hours afterwards due to an inflammatory response generated in reaction to the shockwave. This is considered NORMAL and is your body’s way of healing itself and regenerating the targeted tissue. This discomfort usually subsides after a few days. For more information on how shockwave therapy may help you, please speak a member of our health care team.

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