What is ESWT and SoftWave Therapy?
ESWT stands for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for soft tissue, bone, heel, and joint pain. SoftWave Therapy, offered by SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technologies (SWTRT), uses unfocused true shock wave technology to apply short, frequent, and high-intensity bursts of mechanical energy into injured, scarred, or inflamed soft tissue.
Is SoftWave Therapy FDA approved?
It is FDA 510(k) cleared for activation of connective tissue, pain reduction, and improved blood supply.
Does insurance cover SoftWave Therapy?
Currently, insurance does not cover SoftWave treatments, but efforts are underway to change this.
What is the treatment duration and frequency?
Treatments typically last 5-15 minutes, with 8-10 sessions recommended over the course of 6 weeks.
Is SoftWave Therapy a new treatment option?
No, it has been the standard of care for soft tissue injuries in Europe and a non-surgical option in the US for over 20 years.
Is SoftWave Therapy painful?
There may be mild discomfort, but patients generally don't complain of treatment pain.
Who can perform SoftWave Therapy?
Certified practitioners, such as Dr. Jaime and Michelle in this office, can perform the treatment.
What are the benefits compared to other ESWT devices?
SoftWave Therapy has a wider and deeper therapeutic energy zone, resulting in greater healing as the energy is spread over a larger and deeper area.