How Does Shockwave Therapy Actually Work?
So naturally, your first question might be, “How do we get from shockwaves to healing?” The connection isn’t exactly obvious, to say the least.
Here’s a brief analysis of how the treatment works.
Shockwaves are, indeed, a disruptive force. But the waves emitted by our EPAT device aren’t powerful enough to cause any significant or lasting pain.
They are powerful enough, however, to “activate” your cells on a more microscopic level. You might call these microtraumas, or maybe even just “micro-irritations.” Essentially, your cells are disrupted just enough to kick their cellular repair and tissue growth processes into high gear, but not enough for you to notice any ill effects, apart from maybe some very mild soreness for a day or two after a session.
The beneficial cellular effects include the release of natural pain-relieving factors into the local area, formation of new blood vessels to deliver increased oxygen and nutrition to the area, and boosting cellular metabolism—just to name a few.
Taken together, the result is relatively rapid relief from pain, as well as accelerated cellular repair processes. You don’t just feel better more quickly; you get better more quickly.
And again, it does this almost (if not entirely) painlessly, and without requiring you to put any drugs or medicine in your system. It’s a 100% natural treatment remedy that works by “gently encouraging” your body to complete the normal repair work it’s already supposed to be doing.