SoftWave is a non-invasive, non-surgical, and time-efficient treatment that uses advanced shockwave technology triggering the body at the cellular level to activate the natural healing process.
SoftWave's patented applicator design and engineering make it possible to produce a true extracorporeal shockwave with a wide and deep therapeutic energy zone. This results in faster healing as the energy is spread over a vastly large and deep area. The device makes it possible to encourage a strong biological response without cellular trauma while reducing pain.
- Increases blood supply
- Decreases inflammation
- Reduces acute and chronic pain
- Induces antibacterial effect
What is SoftWave Treatment?
SoftWave is an advanced shockwave extracorporeal (ESWT) device using electrohydraulic spark gap technology. It features a parabolic reflector applicator that produces highly effective, unfocused, low-intensity, shockwaves. Its flexible elastic membrane adapts optimally to the treatment area.
What Conditions Does it Treat?
- Neck and Back Pain
- Knee pain
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Jumpers Knee
- Stress fractures
- Overuse injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Scar tissue treatment
- Hamstring pain
- Elbow pain
- Fascial release
- Hallux Rigidus
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Morton's Neuroma
- Foot and ankle pain
- And more
What to Expect:
The procedure averages 10-15 minutes but may be longer depending on the treatment area and diagnosis. A gel is applied to the surface area to be treated. The applicator produces pulses as it moves around the treatment area. During therapy, communication with the provider is necessary to identify treatment areas and monitor progress.
It is a non-invasive procedure that is well tolerated and does not need anesthesia or numbing creams. It has minimal side effects and downtime.
Resources & Studies:
- Efficacy of Unfocused Medium-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (MI-ESWT) for Plantar Fasciitis
- Effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Their Dynamic Balance Ability
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Management of Sports Medicine Injuries
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
- Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- The effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in acute traumatic spinal cord injury on motor and sensory function within 6 months post-injury
- Use of the Shock Wave Therapy in Basic Research and Clinical Applications-From Bench to Bedsite
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Clinical Consensus Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acquired Infracalcaneal Heel Pain
- Cellular signaling pathways modulated by low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Nonunion in Long Bones: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Reduces Leg Cramps in Patients of Lumbar Degenerative Disorders: A Retrospective Study
- Effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy on patients with chronic low back pain and their dynamic balance ability