What is VIPP Shockwave?
The vital feature of CellSonic (VIPP) Shockwave is its ability to produce a sudden soundwave which is created by a spark within the handset of the machine. These sound shocks occur very abruptly and are very intense in nature so that as these pressure pulses pass through the tissues they have a unique effect upon the cells of the body.
What is the effect of VIPP Shockwave?
As these pulses strike the tissues they cause the cells to be momentarily deformed which happens within a fraction of a micro-second. This rapid deformation elicits the cells to causes a tiny electrical discharge called a piezoelectric current. Altering tissue voltage has a dramatic effect on the rate at which the body heals. This stimulation causes the body to increase the number of blood vessels bringing in more vital nutrients and also oxygen to the area. Stem cells are also directed to the area and these aid tissue regeneration and repair. Any bacteria or viruses locally are killed by these intense pressure pulses as are any unhealthy cells.
Overall the effect of VIPP Shockwave is a dramatic uptick in tissue healing, a consequen-tial reduction in pain and the ability to return quickly to sporting and work endeavours.
What does treatment involve?
The treatment involves the application of a contact gel to allow for the transmission of the shockwaves into the tissues. The treatment head is gently pressed against the area requiring treatment and a number of shocks are applied. The intensity of each shock can be increased and this is often done such that there is a mild pain with each shock. In this way, the optimal dose can be delivered without the need to cause an increase in symptoms or for the treatment to be unpleasant. Improvements in pain and movement are often experienced within just a few hours or days of beginning a course of treatment.
How often and how many treatments will I need?
Treatments are conducted every 7-14 days and typically just 4-5 are required for even longstanding and stubborn conditions which have failed to improve with other forms of treatment.
Is there any scientific evidence to support the use of VIPP Shockwave?
VIPP Shockwave has been used in sports medicine clinics worldwide for a number of years so it is not a new treatment. There is scientific evidence to show that:
- It is as effective as 3 months of eccentric strengthening for Achilles tendinopathy
- It is an effective treatment for proximal hamstring tendinopathy in professional athletes
- It is superior to eccentric strengthening and more ‘traditional’ rehabilitation techniques for insertional Achilles tendinopathy
- It is an effective treatment for plantar fascia dysfunction (fasciitis) and has been FDA approved for this condition
- It is effective for treating trochanteric pain
- Can be used to treat tennis and golfers elbow (tendinopathy affecting the common extensor and flexor tendons at the elbow)
From our own experience are achieving excellent results in a number of conditions including:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee and also hip
- Low lumbar spine pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder tendon injuries
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Jaw pain
How do I know if VIPP Shockwave could help me?
We are delighted to offer our patients a uniquely effective treatment tool in the form of CellSonic VIPP Shockwave. If you have an injury and you’re wondering if it might benefit from this treatment we offer a free 30minute physiotherapy consultation with an experienced physiotherapist. They will assess your condition and advise you of the most appropriate treatment to get you back to your best as soon as possible.
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