Turn back time in your tendons, ligaments and joints
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WHAT IS EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? Sound can pulverize a kidney stone, shatter glass, view into the body and even help a bat navigate a dark cave. Now the power of sound has reached new heights with extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and is available in Austin.
Maybe you’ve used your joints, tendons and ligaments too hard mountain biking in the Hill Country, running a half marathon downtown or just living the Austin tech lifestyle. The result could be an acute or chronic, overuse injury. Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective solution, to get rid of the pain, and repair the damaged tissue. With shockwave therapy, high energy acoustic (sound) waves are sent into the tissue. Normal tissues will ripple, like the waves, made in water, when you throw a stone into a pond. Scar tissue and calcified fibroblasts are brittle and break in the wake of the pulsations and high energy micro bubbles, that are released in the tissue. This allows for angiogenesis, or blood to come back into the area, and tissue regeneration to take place. To even begin to break up scar tissue, before, I would have to bruise people with deep massage. The Piezowave 2 is a better, more comfortable option, that goes deep into the cells, of tissue, without getting bruised. I’ve been a chiropractor for over 20 years, in Austin and Colorado, and while giving chiropractic spinal adjustments, people local right back up again. With extracorporeal shockwave therapy, joints stay more mobile and lubricated.
SHOCKWAVE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO:
Reduce pain 
Aid in healing 
Re-establish blood flow 
Decrease muscle stiffness 
Increase tissue metabolism 
Stimulate collagen production
Diagnose and treat myofascial trigger points 
Help dissolve calcific fibroblasts & scar tissue 
Reduction of Substance P (a pain generating neurotransmitter) 
NOTE: Articles cited are just a few of many available on ESWT
MY PERSONAL STORY (add story here) Old injuries, like mine, are now within reach and our people are being given their, feet [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], elbows [7, 8, 9, 10], shoulders [11, 12], bones [13, 14, 15], knees [16,17], achilles tendons [18, 19], hips [20, 21, 22] and other parts of their bodies back again.
WHAT MAKES THE MACHINE, WE USE, BETTER? When analyzing which machine to help people with, we did a lot of research. We had reps come and use machines on us to experience, first hand, how they worked. There are four different ways to generate shockwaves, for therapeutic use:
Electrohydraulic, electromagnetic, and piezoelectric are legitimate extra-corporeal shockwave therapies (ESWT). The pulse created by these technologies breaks the speed of sound and creates a shockwave. Without going too far in-depth, each of these three send a wave that goes to a controlled depth, with a controlled intensity. The treatment area is only at the depth that is desired.
Radial shockwave therapy is not specific and, from our experience, left us bruised and sore. The waves go deep, but spread as they entered the body. When working on areas such as the junction of the ribs and the sternum, for example, this machine is not specific enough and waves go to unwanted areas. Also, the shockwaves generated are around 10 meters per second, compared to the others, which break the sound barrier at 1500 meters per second. Radial shockwave is, thus, considered a pressure therapy and not a true shockwave therapy.
The machine we will use on you, the Piezowave 2, has a greater ability to focus the sound waves, to your injured tissue, as opposed to the other technologies. This gives great benefit and yet requires us to have a knowledge of your injury and a deep understanding of the anatomy. Your feedback when receiving the treatment is helpful and more accurate when receiving the care. When you feel a sensation or pain with the treatment, we will know that you are being treated in the right location and the discomfort you feel will not need anesthesia. Piezoelectric is the best form of ESWT and the Piezowave 2:
was made by the same company that makes the machines, used to break up kidney stones
has multiple heads, that allow us, to go to the depth we need for your body part
Piezoelectric means greater precision in your body
allows us to increase or decrease the intensity depending your individual needs
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY:
While on antiplatelet pharmaceuticals
Advanced stage Diabetes
Cortisone injections within 4 weeks of ESWT
Over an open growth plate until bone reaches full maturity
On top of open wounds or skin infection
Feel free to browse our site or give us a call to get started today (512) 586-1713
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