Sound Wave Therapy
Sound Wave Therapy, also known as Shockwave Therapy (SWT), is a multidisciplinary treatment used in orthopedics, sports medicine, urology, and physiotherapy. This groundbreaking procedure uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate accelerated tissue repair and pain relief, cell growth, and mobility restoration. The energy from the waves promotes regeneration of the bones, tendons, sexual organs, and other soft tissues.
This treatment provides fast pain relief with no downtime and no need for painkillers.
Benefits of Sound Wave Therapy
- Non-invasive and painless
- No downtime
- Limited side effects
- Immediate and lasting results
- Treats the cause, not the symptom
Pain & Mobility
- Provides fast and long-lasting pain relief
- Restores mobility
- Speeds up recovery
- Cures various factors causing acute or chronic pain
- Restores the natural blood flow in both men and women
- Enhances sex life and improves sexual arousal
- Increases intensity, frequency, and timing of orgasms
- Rejuvenates vaginal lubrication
- Regenerates nervous tissue
- Decreases pain during sex (known as dyspareunia)
SWT is available at all of our OnePeak Medical Clinics.
Sound Wave Therapy, also known as Shockwave Therapy (SWT), uses acoustic waves to carry energy to areas with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. The high-energy sound waves stimulate regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues.
SWT is administered with a wand-like device placed near the target area. Your provider moves the device along this area while it emits gentle pulses. No anesthesia is needed.
- Location of the area to be treated: The area to be treated is located using palpation in order to deliver the therapy precisely.
- Gel application: Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area. The use of gel is necessary to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly.
- Therapy initiation: The applicator is slightly pushed against the area to be treated and the start button is pressed.
Most patients require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
SWT is a non-invasive treatment. There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain you are already experiencing in the area.
However, since the treatment is done quickly, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
While everyone is different, many patients experience positive effects after the first session.
The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one treatment (typically 3-5).