Radial Shockwave Therapy
We are excited to announce the arrival of the the Swiss Dolorclast Smart20 Radial Shockwave Therapy device to the Richmond Hill, Oak Ridges, Aurora and King City community!
This technology and treatment method is a God-send for those suffering from chronic tendon injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, rotator cuff/shoulder tendinitis, golfer’s/tennis elbow and trochanteric bursitis.
With these chronic conditions, radial shockwave therapy has been shown in scientific research studies to be 75-85% effective using the Swiss Dolorclast device in just 3-4 treatments!
How does it work?
An air compressor powers a special handpiece that propels a projectile forward to strike a fixed applicator.
Upon impact, the kinetic energy is converted into a shockwave delivered to the target tissue through the skin.
These shockwaves are conveyed radially for broad treatment areas.
It has been clinically proven that the generated waves accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating cellular metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate and repair damaged tissue.
A phenomenon called cavitation occurs which creates cellular bubbles that expand and burst. It is the result of these cavitation forces that cells are stimulated and are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
It has been found that shockwave therapy is very effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own leading to the chronic pain and dysfunction.
What happens during a Radial Shockwave Treatment?
Rather than describing in words what to expect during a shockwave treatment, watch the demonstration video below:
I’ve tried Shockwave before…Do all Shockwave devices work the same?
Essentially all Shockwave devices attempt to create the radial pressure waves described above. However, some devices do it better than others.
What does better mean? A standard shockwave protocol involves applying 2000 impulses to the injured area. If the device is unable to sustain a consistent energy output during all 2000 impulses, you are not getting the maximum benefit out of each treatment session.
So instead of seeing improvement in your condition after only 3-4 treatments, you end up doing 10 treatments hopefully with a successful outcome but in some cases, possibly no change in your pain.
A large, external gas compressor like the one used by the Swiss DolorClast is able to to produce a more consistent output compared to other devices that use a small internal pump. Better output = better clinical results.
The developers of the EMS Swiss Dolorclast have made it clear to clinicians that if noticeable improvement has not been observed after 3-4 treatments, then the patient may be a non-responder and other treatment alternatives should be considered instead. There is no benefit to continuing treatment.
If you are a chronic tendonitis sufferer, you might want to give this a ‘shot’.