Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Shockwave therapy – officially called extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) – uses acoustic energy directed to target treatment areas of an animal’s body. The shockwaves trigger the body’s repair mechanisms, enabling healing and long-term improvement of a variety of conditions. In ESWT, high-intensity sound waves interact with the tissues of the body, leading to development of new blood vessels, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up.
Studies of shockwave therapy for dogs have shown positive results in improving bone healing, soft tissue damage, joint inflammation, and both the progression and pain of osteoarthritis.
Conditions that can be effectively treated with shockwave therapy include:
- Hip and Elbow dysplasia
- Degenerative joint disease
- Tendon and Ligament injuries
- Non- or delayed healing bone fractures
- Chronic or non-healing wounds.
Included in Treatment Session when appropriate.
Individual Shockwave session: $50.