How Shock Wave Therapy Works
The mechanism by how it works is that the unit uses the natural repair mechanisms of the human body. The stimulus produced by the shock wave is transformed into chemical-cellular-biological activity, a process known as “mechanotransduction”.
The shock wave unit has several different parts that work together to generate the shock waves. The onboard computer controls an air compressor that is attached to a wand. Inside the wand is a metal projectile (like a little bullet) that travels back and forth with a frequency and intensity based on the condition being treated.
When the bullet-like projectile makes contact with the transmitter tip it produces the energy that penetrates into your tissues. Every time the bullet hits the transmitter this process is called a “Pulse”. The various transmitters control the depth of the shock waves and enable different structures to be treated.
The computer records the intensity, frequency and pulses for each treatment area. Treatments are done repeatedly every 5-7 days, depending on the treatment area and severity of the injury. Request a free virtual consultation today at (630) 778-9000.
Benefits of Shock Wave Therapy
Shock Wave Therapy stimulates the healing process by transmitting energy thru the tissue to Increase metabolization at the cellular level which stimulates mitochondria and the release of ATP (cellular energy).