Reduces or eliminates chronic musculoskeletal pain without surgery, injections, or anti-inflammatory drugs.
Advantages of WellWave Treatments
— Alleviation of musculoskeletal pain
— Improved mobility
— Particularly gentle treatment
— Effective without medication
— Outpatient treatment
— Short therapy time of approx. 10-20 min
How long does treatment take?
A typical WellWave treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes. Normally, 1-2 treatments per week are performed. A total of 3-5 treatments may be necessary before lasting improvement is achieved. With acute pain, a single session is often successful.
Are there known side-effects?
No side-effects are known at the energy levels used in the WellWave device. Depending on the condition being treated, follow-up sessions may be required. Some patients report an instant improvement and others find it may take more than a few treatments over a few weeks to notice improvement.
What to expect during your treatment:
1. Your clinician will identify the treatment site or sites.
2. They will then apply a thin coat of transmission gel. This gel helps create an effective treatment surface that allows the optimum benefit to be achieved using the lowest possible setting.
3. The clinician will start the treatment at a very low setting and increase the power levels to find the best setting for your condition. The power and rate may vary from location to location based on the depth and type of tissue being treated.
4. You may feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation as the clinician determines the appropriate level for your treatment. In most cases, the sensation decreases and may feel pleasant. If this feeling becomes very uncomfortable, mention this to the clinician and they will adjust the energy level.
5. After the treatment is completed, the transmission gel will be removed and you can return to your normal activities. You may experience some minor aches or discomfort after treatment. It is not unusual for patients to notice flushed or reddened skin around the treatment site.Trigger Point Shockwave Therapy (TPST) or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is widely used in the treatment of chronic pain in muscles, tendons and in the region of bones. Therapy right on the spot with TPST / ESWT Causes of pain are often to be found, not only in the local area of the pain itself, but in distant trigger points in the corresponding muscle group. Trigger points are thickened, pain-sensitive points within a tense local
muscle. They can cause a variety of pains – even well away from their own location. They are not only painful, but there is also a tendency for strains, tears or other injuries to occur at these points. TPST is made easy with the Richard Wolf WellWave. With the new piezoelectric myofascial F7-G3 therapy source from Richard Wolf, trigger points can be localized and then treated. The intensity and pulse frequency of the shockwave can be adapted precisely to the various indications. To allow treatment, the trigger points can be located with the focus point. With the depth of penetration, trigger points can also be treated in deep muscle. This feature of the treatment allows maximum efficiency.
Is the treatment painful?
The intensity of the treatment is decided by the feedback from the patient to the therapist so the treatment is not “painful”.