Monday, January 14, 2008

Part 2: What Is Radial Shock Wave Therapy and It’s Benefits

Fighting Pain with Radial Shockwave Therapy: Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Heel Pain, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Ligamentous Damage, ArthritisThe Art of Life Centre & EMS Swiss Dolorclast®
Fighting Pain with Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT): Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Heel Pain,
Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Ligamentous Damage, Arthritis

Why is there so much discussion around this treatment?

In the last decade Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) has become very popular among Olympic sportsmen and athletes in many European countries such as France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. According to those who have tried the treatment with Radial Shock wave Therapy, these are the benefits of it:
  • Not more that three ten-minute sessions are required;
  • The majority of patients fully recover after 8 to 10 days following the last session;
  • The treatment success rate is higher than surgery;
  • Radial Shock Wave Therapy does not require anaesthesia.

What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy?

Radial shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves. They are transmitted through the surface of the skin and are spread spherically into the body. The same principle is used to break up kidney stones. However, Radial Shock Wave Therapy is much gentler. That happens because with kidney stones a focused beam is used, but in the Shockwave therapy the emitter of the waves covers a larger area. The body reacts to such an influence with the enhanced metabolism in the blood cells, regenerates the new healthy cells, and helps the lymphatic system to remove the dead and sick cells from the organism. Furthermore, all this simulates the self-healing function in the body. Hence, it sufficiently speeds up the healing process.

Excerpt from North York Mirror’s article
Radial Shockwave Therapy Has Defeated Heel Spur
Friday, December 7, 2007

Part 1: RSWT: What We Can Treat at the Art of Life Health Centre
Part 3: Radial Shock Wave Therapy Treatment’s Cost and Insurance Coverage
Part 4: Other Effective Physiotherapy Devices for Pain Management and Holiday Discount

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