Piezowave is the newest, cutting edge piece of equipment keeping you on the forefront of your care at Next Level. Through the use of shockwave therapy, acute and chronic injuries to the musculoskeletal system are able to heal at a more efficient rate.
How does it work?
Low level acoustic shockwaves provide mechanical energy to encourage and stimulate growth factors and fibroblasts to promote healing and increase local blood flow and cell metabolism to the affected area.
What to expect from a treatment?
During each session, 1000 to 2000 pulse waves are delivered to the area being treated lasting approximately 10 minutes per session. Maximum benefits has been seen with 5-6 treatments per area with 3-5 days between each to allow for proper recovery time.
Does it hurt?
Depending on the site of treatment and the patient's current level of pain, the degree of discomfort will be varied. The intensity of each treatment session differs and most patients are able to tolerate treatment well since intensity is varied based on patient tolerance.
What conditions are best suited for treatment?
Are there any contraindications?
Piezowave is unique in the sense that it doesn't generate heat unlike ultrasound therapy, another commonly used modality therefore making it suitably for post-surgical conditions. However, therapy is not indicated with certain conditions including:
Is treatment covered by insurance?
Piezowave treatments are not currently covered by insurance policies.