Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of soft tissue, bone, heel, and joint pain that uses shock waves to stimulate cells and promote healing.
‘Stemwave therapy‘ is a phrase commonly used by SoftWaveTRT providers that typically refers to extracorporeal shock wave therapy using a SoftWaveTRT device. The terms ‘stemwave therapy’ and ‘SoftWave therapy’ are often used interchangeably.
SoftWave Therapy is a treatment involving SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology that applies short, frequent, and high intensity bursts of mechanical energy (in the form of a shock wave) into soft-tissue that is injured, scarred, contains adhesions, is painful, or inflamed. SoftWave is currently the only company that offers unfocused true shock wave technology in their devices.
The therapy that is provided by a SoftWaveTRT device has a wider and deeper therapeutic energy zone than other ESWT devices on the market. This results in greater healing as the energy is spread over a vastly larger and deeper area. Learn more about SoftWave TRT’s treatment device here.
Shockwave therapy has been around for quite a while. Shockwave therapy is the standard of care for soft tissue injuries in Europe and has been a non-surgical option in the U.S. for over 20 years. Increased study and documentation over time has lead to increased adoption of shockwave therapy in multiple fields of use.
SoftWaveTRT is FDA 510(k) cleared for: Activation of connective tissue, treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers and treatment of acute second-degree burns as well as pain reduction and Improved blood supply.
SoftWave therapy has been shown to be very effective at treating multiple different conditions. Depending on the treatment type, studies show success rates of up to 99%.
Patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness shortly after treatment, but typically don’t complain of treatment pain. Read more about what to expect during a shockwave therapy treatment here.
Each individual session of SoftWave therapy only takes 5-15 minutes and is typically recommended to be done on a once a week basis for 3-5 weeks.
Each condition that is treated with SoftWave TRT is unique and may require more or less treatment time. Most patients experience improvement after the very first session.
Yes, it can, however it is up to the provider. We found SoftWave therapy to be effective on its own, but it has also been shown to be even more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, etc.
Due to our experience there are no contraindications to treat patients with a pace maker. The only complications reported happened in the very beginning when treatments were performed in the water bath (lithotripsy). Nevertheless, we recommend avoiding focus on the pace maker.