Back pain: muscle strains and facet arthritis
Arthritis: hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, spine
Tendon healing: Shoulder: Supraspinatous, biceps, medial shoulder strain, Achilles strain, Patellar tendonitis, ACL strain, Iliopsoas strain
What it does:
This treatment begins a healing cascade by directing high energy sound waves into the injured area. The sound waves interact with tissues to improve flexibility, recruit cellular growth, and reduce pain.
Pain relief may be evident within a week of each treatment.
Start rehab exercise the next week and continue x 6 -12 weeks to optimize results!
Damaged soft tissues require several months to heal completely, shockwave will greatly improve the quality of healing and speed the transition to exercise.
• 1-3 treatments every 2-4 weeks depending on our goals and severity of problem. Dogs that benefit from treatment of chronic conditions come every 3-6 months for shockwave.
Medications before and after the procedure:
Oral anti-anxiety medications is given at home 3 hours before the shockwave appointment.
Some patients are sedated to maximize results for tissue flexibility or to combine with joint injections.
It is a gentle treatment and we give pain medications after therapy to prevent discomfort.
You will need an exam by a doctor certified in Canine Rehabilitation before treatment is performed and we will need to take radiographs of the area we want to treat pre-procedure.
• To include regenerative Medicine options (Joint injections, Stem cell therapy, PRP):
A consult will be scheduled with Dr. Bartling so you can discuss the best options for your dog! See what the treatment is like and learn more in detail!