Shock Wave Therapy
What is shockwave therapy?
A high-energy sound wave technology offering a noninvasive treatment option for dogs experiencing lameness and pain. The high-energy sound waves – sometimes called pulses – travel through soft tissue at customized depths, reaching specific treatment areas. These waves trigger the body’s repair system to activate.
Why use shockwave therapy?
Shockwaves result in higher energy outputs and deeper penetration than ultrasound or lasers. It’s been shown to reduce healing time, improve mobility, and relieve pain.
When should shockwave therapy be used? What is it most beneficial for?
It can be used as part of a rehabilitation postoperative program or in place of increased NSAID doses, and is beneficial in the following applications:
- Joint Injuries
- Chronic Back Pain
- Non-Union or Delayed Union Fractures
- Tendon/Ligament Injuries
- Chronic Soft Tissue Wounds
If you think your pet may benefit from shockwave therapy at Oak Grove, please schedule an appointment today to discuss further!