Now offering Shockwave Treatments! call today for more information.

Introducing Shockwave Therapy!

Pipeline Physical Therapy is excited to announce the arrival of a new piece of equipment to help improve healing rates and decrease overall pain. First, let us answer some of the common questions about shockwave therapy.

What is Radial Pressure Wave Therapy?

Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the target tissue. Radial pressure wave therapy helps reduce muscle pain and activate connective tissue, temporarily aid in the increase of blood flow, and help in the treatment of tendinitis and various musculoskeletal conditions. 

What does RPW feel like?

Patients may report feeling soreness and a thumping sensation when the treatment head passes over dysfunctional tissues. Patients report feeling very little discomfort when it actively travels over healthy tissue. The level of discomfort depends on the area being treated, the settings on the device, and the acuity of the condition. Minor post-treatment soreness around the involved area is not uncommon.

How long do treatments last?

About 10-15 minutes depending on the treatment area(s).

How many treatments will I need?

Generally 4-6 treatments, potentially 8 depending on response and nature of injury.  

How does it work?

Shockwave therapy delivers a well-controlled mechanical insult to connective tissue. This physical shock creates a cascade of interactions stimulating your natural, biological healing responses leading to tissue healing.  

What conditions does it treat? (some of the USA FDA approved indications/conditions)

Call for more information or to schedule an appointment today!

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