Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy services offered in Monterey, CA

Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive treatment that benefits numerous health conditions, from tendonitis to erectile dysfunction (ED). At Salutem Bio-Performance Inc. in Monterey, California, Mary Bilbro, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, Hiromi Ozawa, DPT, NCPT, CSCS, and the team provide shockwave therapy to treat injuries, reduce pain, and perform aesthetics. The multidisciplinary medical clinic provides progressive treatments that help you live well, feel well, and age well. To find out more about shockwave therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a medical treatment that uses shock waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. A shock wave is a strong pressure wave that moves faster than the speed of sound.

With shockwave therapy, the intense pressure moves through the targeted tissue in your body, which increases circulation, breaks up scar tissue, stimulates cell production, and reduces pain. 

Who benefits from shockwave therapy?

The team at Salutem Bio-Performance Inc. determines who benefits from shockwave therapy after an initial consultation. The team uses the healing tool to address numerous health needs and concerns, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger points
  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Sports medicine
  • Women’s health

The team also uses extracorporeal shockwave therapy for men’s health, specifically to treat erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease — an abnormal bend in the erect penis from the buildup of scar tissue.

They also incorporate shockwave therapy into aesthetics, using the innovative tool for skin rejuvenation and cellulite.

What happens during shockwave therapy?

Your provider at Salutem Bio-Performance Inc. customizes your shockwave therapy based on your treatment needs. In most cases, therapy takes 45 minutes or less.

During your treatment session, your provider places the probe on your skin to deliver the intense pressure. You may feel some pain during therapy. 

You may also have mild bruising or swelling in the treatment area following treatment, but these side effects resolve within a few days. Though you can resume your usual activities after shockwave therapy, the team may recommend avoiding high-intensity exercise while your body is healing.

You may need a series of weekly shockwave therapy sessions to gain the most benefits. 

When can I expect to see results with shockwave therapy?

You can expect to see results from your shockwave therapy after your third session. However, your body’s healing process takes time. 

For musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine, the team at Salutem Bio-Performance Inc. may recommend adding physical therapy to your treatment plan so you get the best possible results.

To learn more about shockwave therapy and how it can benefit your health, call Salutem Bio-Performance Inc. or schedule a consultation online today.