New Soft Tissue Therapy Coming To SSMI!

At SSMI we pride ourselves with providing patients with the highest quality treament that ensures safety and effectiveness.  We are excited to announce the addition of Extracorporeal Softwave Therapy (ESWT) as a part of our practice.  

So what is ESWT? 

This non-invasive procedure involves administering very specific sound waves to a target site.  It is similar to an ultrasound, in that a gel is applied the treatment area to help the sound waves trasmit through the tissue.  This causes a sudden change in pressure that elicits a biologic healing response, even down to the cellular level.  Studies have shown that it may improve localized blood circulation, anti-inflammatory responses, and even the release of growth factors to help in the recovery process.  The treatment lasts approximately 8-10 minutes and there are minimal side effects.

Who can benefit from ESWT?

ESWT has been clinically demonstrated to benefit a multitute of orthopedic injuries.  Notable indications include:

-Muscle pain

-Tendon and ligament injuries

-Jumper's knee (patella tendonitis)

-Plantar fasciitis

-Golfer's and tennis elbow (epicondylitis)

-Shoulder injuries

For more information watch our YouTube clip for a short demo and visit the link to the manufacturer below.  Feel free to contact us with any questions and set up a consult with Doctor Carfagno to determine if ESWT is a good fit for you!