What Is Piezowave Therapy

Dr. Niklaus DelFavero explains Piezowave Therapy in his latest video. This new technology is now available at 1st Choice Sports Rehab Center.

The doctor’s at 1st Choice Sports Rehab constantly incorporate the latest techniques and equipment to provide the most effective care possible.  Many musculoskeletal conditions respond well to manual techniques such as Active Release Techniques (ART) or Fascial Distortion Method, but sometimes these techniques just aren’t enough.

What is Piezowave Therapy

Piezowave Therapy machinePiezowave therapy is an extremely effective and non-invasive solution to the pain associated with the musculoskeletal system. It delivers a series of high-energy impulses to the area being treated. These are NOT electric shocks, but focused sound waves that can penetrate deep into joints or attachment sites that are too deep for  manual therapy techniques to be effective.

The Piezowave therapy was developed by Richard Wolf, the leader in Lithotripsy therapy. While standard Lithotripsy is used to shatter large kidney stones into fragments small enough for the patient to pass with minimal discomfort, the Piezowave therapy is used to address many common soft tissue issues.

How Does Piezowave Therapy Work

Piezowave therapy on runners kneeThe Piezowave machine delivers thousands of high energy sound wave impulse to the affected tissue.  These impulses are thought to cause micro trauma to scar tissue and arthritic areas.  As a result, it stimulates the body’s natural metabolic activity, creates a healthy inflammatory response, and stimulates healing.

Other than the Atlanta Hawks no other facility in the metro Atlanta area is offering this service.

The Piezowave 2 machine assists the doctor to identify very specific areas of injury and then delivers a series of impulses precisely where they are most effective.  There is absolutely no pain or discomfort experienced in areas that are not injured.  In many instances there can be an immediate reduction of pain as well as improved mobility and function. Since it is non-invasive, there is no need for anesthesia. The most common minor side effect following treatment is soreness in the treated area that will normally dissipate in a short amount of time.

Though the treatment can be administered to most areas of soft tissue, we have found that it is most effective in treating:

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Shoulder Pain
  3. Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow (epicondylitis)
  4. Arthritic Knees
  5. Arthritic Hips
  6. Arthritic Hands

While some patients may experience immediate relief, we have found that full resolution of symptoms normally requires 3-6 sessions. 

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