Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes highly concentrated, powerful acoustic (sound) energy waves focused on a localized area of tissue damage. This energy wave is much more intense than the sound wave used in diagnostic or therapeutic ultrasound. This energy wave acts to breakdown developing scar tissue and promote more efficient and rapid injury healing. The use of shockwave therapy is most commonly used to treat bowed tendons and various ligament injuries. It has also been found useful in the treatment of osteoarthritis and even for the promotion of wound healing.
Over the past few years Aspen Ridge Equine Hospital, PC has utilized shockwave therapy in all these areas with very gratifying results.