Shockwave Therapy in St. Pete
Shockwave therapy for pain and injury is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option for people experiencing pain from a wide range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. No needles and no surgery!!
If you’ve been hurt and are located in or near St. Petersburg, FL, EPAT treatments are available here at Alliance Regen & Rehab.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT) is often referred to as Shockwave therapy for pain, but what exactly is it and how does it work?
“Extracorporeal” comes from the latin roots: extra(outside) and corp(body). So, it EPAT or Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and performed outside of the body. EPAT is and advanced technology that uses sound waves to transmit focused energy to the body in order to stimulate an injured area of the body. This focused energy from the sound waves are absorbed by the body and helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process. You can read more on healing times and the healing process here.
As we age and place stress on our bodies through movement, exercise, and work, the tissues in our body can degenerate and become injured. Poor blood circulation to certain tissues, repeat injuries, overuse, altered movement patterns, and weakness can also cause degeneration and poor/incomplete healing. Therefore, Shockwave can act as an external catalyst to improve blood flow and healing!
Where Can Shockwave Help You?
Shockwave works well for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic issues such as tendon pain and injuries respond very well to Shockwave Treatments. Some common areas that can be treated are below…
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Patellar and Quad Tendinopathy (Runner’s Knee or Jumper’s Knee)
- Heel Spurs
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tendon Injuries
- Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow
- Hip Pain
- TMJ Pain
What To Expect with Shockwave Treatments?
Healing beings immediately after the first treatment and the beneficial effects of shockwave are often felt after only 3 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the first session, although it can take up to 4 weeks to experience pain relief. This all depends on several factors including severity of injury. Your provider will work with you to lay out a treatment plan for you, but these typically range from one treatment per week for 3-4 weeks. Shockwave therapy can help to improve mobility and eliminate pain, thus improving your overall quality of life!
Why Our Patients Experience Great Outcomes
At Alliance Regen & Rehab our treatments are specific to you. We work with you, your injury, your goals, and how you are progressing in your healing. Shockwave may be used in isolation and yield great results, but our patients find the greatest results when combining treatments in a carefully constructed plan. At Alliance, we have multiple treatment options to help our patients. These treatments include 1-on-1 physical therapy, regenerative medicine such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), Biote Hormone Replacement Therapy, nutrition and vitamin supplementation. All of these serve a purpose and can used together to not only improve healing, but to improve strength, stability, and the overall well-being of our patients.
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