What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a sound-based method of breaking up scar tissue. This sends highly focused sound waves into the areas of your body identified to have scar tissue build-up. Those sound waves are set at a frequency that specifically targets and breaks down scar tissue. Scar tissue is what causes people to stiffen after trauma and with aging.
Our bodies form scar tissue from little injuries (poor posture, repetitive stress, holding children, etc.) to big ones (car accidents, falls, etc.). Scar tissue accumulates over time, just like plaque on teeth, limiting movement and causing pain. When you break up the scar tissue you can restore movement – and the pain disappears.
Shockwave Therapy: Revolutionary Pain and Performance Enhancement Therapy
This cutting edge therapy is ideal for you if you’ve gotten to the point where you’ve learned to ignore pain because there hasn’t been relief. You’ve tried exercise, no exercise, ice, heat, stretching, yoga…but you just can’t make any progress.
There are many advantages including:
- Pain relief
- Increased mobility
- Improved circulation
This is achieved by stimulating the body’s regeneration process. These sound (acoustic compression) waves work much like the deepest therapeutic massage, with a long-lasting effect, breaking up scar tissue and releasing proteins and growth factor which accelerate healing. Pain is reduced and motion is restored. The process is non-invasive and works quickly.
Shockwave Therapy treats a number of conditions including:
- Trigger points
- Patella (knee cap) pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Shin splints
- Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow
- Hamstrings Tendonitis
Shockwave Therapy In Marin
Muscle & Joint Clinic is proud to be the first clinic in Northern California to offer shockwave therapy. We are experts in shockwave therapy, having taught seminars to professionals and presented to a multitude of groups. Muscle & Joint Clinic worked closely with Richard Wolf, Germany’s largest medical device manufacturer, to develop a treatment and training manual.
Marin has the longest life expectancy of any county in the United States. Muscle & Joint Clinic has provided shockwave to Marin County longer than any healthcare provider.
To schedule an appointment or learn more, call our office at 415-488-5372.