What is Pressure Wave Therapy?
Pressure Wave Therapy (PWT) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
What disorders can be treated?
Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life. Areas include:
- Myofascial trigger points
- Plantar Fascitis with heel spur
- Pain in Tibialis Anterior are due to Shin Splint
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Patellar pain due to jumpers knee or runner knee
- Piriformis pain due to spasm around sciatic nerve
- Lower Back pain due to muscle strain
- Shoulder pain due to calcified tendonitis
- Pain due to frozen shoulder
- Pain due due to bursitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Finger tendonitis
- Dupuytren contracture
- Thumb pain due to De Quervain syndrome
What are the possible side effects/complications?
The non-invasive PWT treat- ment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort which may continue for a few days. It is normal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full day of work.
Some patients can use their employer’s “Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account” to cover these out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax dollars.
What are the expected results?
The beneficial effects of Pressure Wave Therapy PWT are often experienced after only 6 treatments . Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment although it can take up to 6 weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients
What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will I need?
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, 3-6 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
What will happen after the treatment procedure?
You will receive post-treatment instructions from your physician to follow during your recovery.
How is the treatment performed?
Coupling gel is applied to the specified treatment area to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, PWT pressure waves are released via the applicator which is moved over the area in a circular motion.
Why consider non-invasive PWT?
PWT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. PWT is performed in your physician’s office/clinic, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time , patients can immediately bear weight (i.e. walk), and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Benefits of PWT
Is it safe?
Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering, and optimal quality have been built into each PWT device; and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy. If performed by a qualified caregiver, Pressure Wave Therapy (PWT) has virtually no risks or side effects.
What if I have a special health condition?
The safety and effectiveness of the PWT procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions. Your doctor will provide you with information about how these and other conditions might affect the determination to perform the PWT procedures.
- No anesthesia
- No risk of infection
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Over 80% patient satisfactio