SoftWave Therapy in Iowa

Redefining Healing Technology

SoftWave Therapy: Your Pathway to Enhanced Well-being

SoftWave’s patented parabolic reflector applicator design generates a primary and secondary wave that spreads energy to a large area of both superficial and deep tissue. The flexible elastic membrane adapts optimally to the treatment area and solicits a biological response without causing microtrauma.

Live Your Best Life: The Power of SoftWave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy, or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST),  is a non-invasive treatment that involves the delivery of shock waves to an injured area to promote healing. This treatment produces highly effective shock waves that initiate biological regeneration processes at the cellular level.

Treatment involving technology that applies short, frequent, and high intensity bursts of mechanical energy (in the form of a shockwave) into soft-tissue that is injured, scarred, or contains adhesions, is painful, or inflamed.

Shock waves in nature. The science.

Shock waves surround everyday life. They are generated by supersonic aircraft, explosions, lightning, earthquakes or other phenomena that create violent changes in pressure. Shock waves differ from sound waves in that the wavefront, in which compression takes place, is a region of sudden and violent change in stress, density, and temperature. Shock waves travel faster than sound and their speed increases as the amplitude are raised. 

Below is an example of a shock wave in nature. The pistol shrimp use their shockwaves to protect their mates. Watch how its claw opens and shuts to fire off a powerful water jet at speeds up to 30 metres per second (67 mph). Note, the high-speed water isn’t what harms its target – it’s the resulting shock wave. 

Researchers have measured its sound. At a volume of about 200 decibels, it’s louder than a .22 calibre rifle shot.  The pistol shrimp pops are some of the loudest in the ocean, second only to sperm whale clicks.

Therapeutic Effects of SoftWave Therapy

  • Pain relief – analgesic effect
  • Anti-inflammatory action:
    • Lowers the pro-inflammatory immune response
    • Decreases cellular apoptosis and reduces necrosis
  • Antibacterial effect in the treatment of infections
  • Induces the expression of endogenous growth factors
  • Angiogenesis; improved vascularity and blood circulation, tissue supply
  • Ossification; formation of new bone tissue
  • Stimulates natural anabolic and growth functions in all kinds of tissues
    (skin, bones, cartilage, smooth & striated muscles, nerves…)
  • Activation of stem cells; metabolism ↑, proliferation ↑, migration ↑, differentiation ↑
  • Tissue remodeling and regeneration!

Clinical Success Rates for SoftWave Therapy

Bone pathologies: Success Rate 99%
Rodriguez et al., 2008. 11th ISMST Congress in Juan le Pins, France, Abstract No. 37.

Non-Unions: Success Rate 88.5%
Haffner et al., 2016. Injury, 47(7), 1506–1513. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) ameliorates healing of tibial fracture non-union unresponsive to conventional therapy

Calcifying Tendonitis of the Shoulder: Success Rate 87.9%
Hsu et al., 2008. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 17(1), 55–59. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder

Plantar Fasciitis: Patient Satisfaction 81.5%
Fansa et al., 2020. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Efficacy of Unfocused Medium-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (MI-ESWT) for Plantar Fasciitis

Calcific Tendinosis of the Rotator Cuff: Patient Satisfaction 84%
Serrano et al., 2014. 17th ISMST Congress in Milano, Italy Abstract No. 38.
Heel Spurs: Success Rate 76%
Sergej Marx, Richard Thiele, 2007. 10th IMST Congress in Toronto, Abstract No. 63.

SoftWave Therapy: Your First Step Towards a Better Life Starts at Central Iowa Pain & Wellness

If you or a loved one is dealing with the symptoms of pain, we can help. SoftWave is a noninvasive, drug-free option that works. Schedule your consultation today to learn more.

Experience relief like never before with SoftWave Therapy at Central Iowa Pain and Wellness, your trusted partner in healing located right here in Central Iowa. Don’t let pain hold you back from living your best life. Schedule your appointment today to take the first step towards a pain-free future. Your journey to wellness starts here.

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