What Is RSWT?
RSWT or Radial Shockwave Therapy is an advanced, fast and effective non-surgical method of eliminating scar tissue or reducing many painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. It has also been shown to reduce or eliminate calcification in rotator cuff tendons. RSWT technology is derived from lithotripsy, a technique that has been in use for approximately 20 years to disintegrate kidney stones without the use of invasive surgery. This cutting-edge technology has recently been applied to rehabilitative therapy and delivers pneumatically generated, high-pressure acoustic shockwaves, which travel through the tissues to the site of injury/dysfunction thereby eliminating the abnormal tissue that causes pain. This stimulates the body’s healing process by increasing blood flow, increasing local metabolic activity and the production of new healthy tissue.
Is Shockwave Therapy for Me?
In looking to keep within our own level of clinical excellence, we pride ourselves in bringing the latest and most advanced therapies to our patients. At our clinic we use, the Masterpuls MP200 Radial Shockwave System, the most advanced shockwave system currently in Windsor.
Shockwave Therapy has been extensively shown to treat the following conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Patellar Tendinitis (Jumpers Knee)
- Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder
- Activation of Muscle and Connective Tissue
- Scar Tissue
- Stress Fractures
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Hallux Rigidus
- Hamstring Strains
- Mortons Neuroma
- Non Unions
The success rate has ranged from 71% to 91% improvement in as little as 3 treatments. Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical option with results that match surgical outcomes, and should be considered when other treatment options have failed or the condition reoccurs after traditional treatment methods.