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PiezoWave Therapy

Are you dealing with a nagging injury that hasn’t responded to traditional therapeutic treatment methods? PiezoWave therapy could be the answer.

What is PiezoWave:

PiezoWave is a brand name for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (or ESWT). It is a non-invasive and FDA-approved treatment used for a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

How It Works:

ESWT delivers pressure waves below the skin until it reaches injured tissue. Once at the injured site, these waves help to decrease inflammation and regenerate healthy tissue by increasing blood flow and increasing collagen production. Basically, ESWT helps to promote tissue regeneration by triggering the body’s natural healing process. 

Common Conditions Treated:

  • Tennis/ Golfer’s Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Points

What to Expect:

Your Doctor of Physical Therapy will talk to you about your symptoms and medical history to determine if PiezoWave therapy is appropriate for you. Once cleared for treatment, your therapist will pinpoint areas of pain to be treated. A gel will be applied to the treatment area to help transmit the waves to the injured tissue. Next, the probe from the machine will be placed against your skin over the injured area and the waves will be delivered, per your individualized prescription set by your PT. At the end of treatment (about 10-15 mins) the gel will be removed and you will be able to continue on with your day.

Bridgetown Physical Therapy is the only physical therapy clinic in Portland offering Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. When compared to other types of shockwave therapy, ESWT has been found to be:

  1. More comfortable
  2. Less expensive
  3. Supported by more research

To find out more about PiezoWave therapy or to schedule an appointment, give our office a call!

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