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Frequently Asked Quesions

If you have questions that aren't answered here, please feel free to contact me!

What is Radial Shockwave?

Radial Shockwave Therapy is a new technology used to increase the rate of healing for soft tissue tendinopathy.  This is done extracorporeally, which means it's done outside of the body.  This procedure is non-invasive and is very effective at accelerating healing before and after orthopaedic surgeries as well.

Will this fix me in one treatment?

Like most modalities, there is no 'one-trick-fix'! However, most patients gain more range of motion, decreased tension and decreased pain in the area that was focused on. It can take 3-8 treatments, along with dedication to home-care, to achieve optimal results!

Also, depending on career and/or daily activities, treatments are advised as part of maintenance.

Are the treatments painful?

This all depends on the person!  Most patients feel a variety of sensations including (but not limited to) aching, burning, tingling, radiating and snapping.  Diaphragmatic breathing and feedback is encouraged during those parts of the treatment.

What home-care is suggested?

Heat and a lot of it!  Heat and drinking water after these treatments encourages blood flow to the area focused on and will in turn, speed up healing and recovery.

A variety of additional home-care is given depending on the primary reason for their visit!

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