In the continuously evolving treatment of musculoskeletal conditions not to mention bone and wound healing and restorative care, Shockwave Therapy has emerged as revolutionary treatment.
Biological Effects: Microscopic Features of New-Vessel
Shockwaves create new blood cells and increase neurogenisis which in turn creates increased tissue regeneration.
Dr. C.J. Wang FS Shockwave Therapy induces neovascularization at the tendon bone junction A study on Rabbits Journal of Orthopedic Research 2003 Nov; 21 (6): 984-9
A Cascade of the Mechanism in Tissues
Two Types of Shockwave Therapy – Focused vs. Radial
Radial shockwaves are also known as Radial pressure waves. In fact Radial shockwave, or Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) uses acoustic or pressure waves to promote healing and repair. In terms of physics, Radial waves are not true shockwaves, but we talk about them along with Focused Waves as a family. This is because many indications and therapy results of Radial shockwaves are similar to those of Focused shockwaves such as the results show in this cascade diagram.