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Shockwave Therapy: An innovative therapy method with a wide range of applications

The Shockwave is an acoustic energy-transporting wave. Thanks to its incredible diversity and efficiency, it is used to treat various diseases. Targeted at the affected area of the body, it creates a mechanical pressure there. This stimulates certain biochemical processes in the tissue, which leads to an improvement in blood circulation, stimulates metabolism and thereby stimulating the healing process.

In our physiotherapy practice in Dübendorf, we use shockwave for different types of (pain)therapy.

Muscle and tendon problems:
Shockwave can be used to treat muscle and tendon problems, including tendonitis, muscle strains and injuries. For example, shockwave is often used in diagnoses such as tendonitis and heel spurs because the chances of success are very high. The healing process is accelerated by improved blood circulation and pain is relieved.

Myofascial trigger points are localized knots or indurations in muscles that can cause pain and restricted movement. Shock wave can loosen these knots and promote muscle relaxation.

Pain relief in orthopedic diseases:
Shockwave also benefit patients with orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, spinal pain or intervertebral disc problems. The shockwave therapy stimulates metabolism in the affected tissue, improve blood circulation and promote regeneration, which can lead to a reduction in pain and improved mobility.

Scar treatment:
When it comes to treating scars, shockwave therapy help to break up the scar tissue and improve blood circulation in the affected region. This can increase the flexibility of the tissue and reduce scarring, which in turn improves freedom of movement.

Bone healing:
After bone fractures or surgical procedures, shockwave therapy can be used to support bone healing. The shock waves stimulate the bone cells and promote the formation of new bone tissue. The healing process is accelerated.

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Advantages of shock wave therapy

Shockwave therapy offers several notable advantages over conventional forms of treatment.

  • Non-invasive: shockwave therapy does not require surgery or injections and is therefore non-invasive, this makes it a non-surgical alternative.
  • Low side effects: In general, the side effects of shockwave therapy are not only minor but also temporary. After the treatment, there may be slight pain, redness or bruising. However, these subside quickly.
  • Fast treatment: a single shock wave session usually lasts only a few minutes. For most conditions, several sessions are required, spaced a few days or weeks apart. The fact that the treatment takes very little time makes it a very efficient method.
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Shock wave therapy at Laufgsund

We are also happy to use shock wave treatment as a supplement to other physiotherapy treatment methods. The personal treatment plan will be discussed with you after the initial physiotherapeutic consultation and is based entirely on your own objectives/goals.

We look forward to welcoming you to an initial appointment at our physiotherapy clinic in Dübendorf!