Is there a situation or condition where Shockwave Therapy cannot be used?
Shockwave Therapy is not advised:
- Over or near bone growth centre, or until bone growth is complete
- When a malignant disease is in or near the treatment area
- Infection in the area is to be treated
- Over ischemic tissue in individuals with vascular disease
- For patients who have coagulation disorder or are taking anticoagulant medications
- For patients who have a prosthetic device in the area to be treated
- If the patient has a fetus in the treatment area.
How many sessions of Miniwave Shockwave Therapy do I need?
Effects start to occur after just 1 session. Most patients will notice a significant improvement in their pain symptoms & recovery within 3-4 sessions & a full treatment course is approximately 12 sessions. Your Physiotherapist will likely combine this with other modalities of treatment to give you the best outcome.
What does Miniwave Shockwave Therapy feel like?
People may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. As the area becomes desensitized, the initial discomfort typically fades as it is being treated.
How is the Shockwave treatment performed?
The treatment is noninvasive. First, a gel is applied to the treatment area. Second, an applicator is applied and manipulated to release pressure waves over the affected area. Treatment sessions typically last 5 minutes, but this can vary depending on the area(s) and condition being treated.
What type of results are expected?
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only one or two treatments, and many patients report immediate relief. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies.
What are the possible side effects?
Treatment with Shockwave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no downtime.
Who is a candidate for Shockwave therapy?
Most people are excellent candidates for Shockwave treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with Shockwave Technology.