Healthcare is always advancing. New technologies and treatments improve patients’ quality of life and speed up their healing. The field of physical therapy is no exception. Recently, two groundbreaking technologies – PEMF and shockwave therapy – have proven to be effective in helping patients heal from a wide range of musculoskeletal issues.
Painless, non-invasive and proven, they deserve the significant attention they have drawn from physical therapists and patients alike. Want to learn more? Here is a look at these modern technologies and the healing power they wield.
PEMF Therapy: Harnessing the Power Of Electromagnetic Fields
PEMF, which stands for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, is a non-invasive and painless way to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Used to specifically target areas of the body where there is injury or illness, this approach “recharges” the body’s cells so that they can heal.
This approach works by using a specialized machine to deliver electromagnetic forces to targeted areas of the body. The energy delivered through this machine works to quickly rejuvenate the area at the cellular level and give the body the tools it needs to heal.
PEMF therapy is not a new fad. It is a trusted technique utilized by everyone from regular patients to top athletes. Why? Because it has proven itself to be a powerful way to quickly relieve pain and inflammation while restoring mobility. Some of the key benefits for which PEMF is known are the following:
Patients who suffer from chronic pain often find relief in PEMF therapy. The process often alleviates inflammation and related discomfort, while also allowing the body to heal on a more permanent level. Chronic pain conditions that often respond positively to this approach include osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal injuries, and fibromyalgia.
Tissue Repair and Regeneration
PEMF therapy equips depleted cells with the energy they need to do their jobs. As a result, this approach often speeds up the process of tissue repair and the regeneration of new cells. That, in turn, leads to faster healing.
Finally, PEMF can increase blood flow to the target area. As a result, the affected area receives more nutrients from the body and is able to send metabolic waste away. This process also speeds up healing and pain relief for patients.
Thanks to the ability to specifically target many areas of the body, PEMF has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including the following:
- Chronic pain
- Chronic inflammation
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Depression and anxiety
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sports conditions
- Stroke rehab
- Degenerative discs
- And more
Why has PEMF become so popular as a tool for addressing such a wide range of issues? Because it works without many of the downsides of more traditional treatments. Here are some of the benefits of PEMF treatment as compared with other approaches:
Painless: With almost no discomfort or side effects, this treatment makes healing much easier.
Non-Invasive: PEMF can be used instead of surgery to offer a way to heal that does not involve cutting into the body.
Convenient: With sessions as short as 30 minutes, PEMF allows patients to receive treatment and get back to their daily routine without delay.
Shockwave Therapy: The Next Wave Of Physical Therapy Healing
Another non-invasive approach to healing often used by body mechanics like Dr. Roy is shockwave therapy. Also known as electro wave therapy, this approach uses a specialized machine to direct soundwaves to affected areas of the body.
These soundwaves move so quickly that they create mini shockwaves at the targeted area. The energy from these waves has a powerful effect on the tissues and cells in the injured area. When used correctly, this approach can stimulate healing processes deep within the body, bringing about benefits such as the following:
Shockwave therapy has been proven to improve the flow of blood through the treated area. This flow of blood delivers important nutrients to the body that can help healing.
Shockwave therapy also has the advantage of helping healthy new tissue to grow within the body. For example, connective tissue may form and/or new blood vessels may be created.
Shockwave therapy can also help soothe the areas of the body that are causing patients pain. As a result, this approach can bring rapid relief to even stubborn pain.
Many conditions respond positively to shockwave therapy. Here are just a few of them:
- Brain injuries
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
Like PEMF, this approach is a popular modern tech in physical therapy because it does away with many of the downsides caused by other approaches to healing. Here are some of the advantages it offers over other approaches.
Painless: With almost no discomfort or side effects, this treatment is an appealing option.
Non-Invasive: Shockwave therapy can stimulate healing, even in difficult injuries, in order to help patients avoid surgery.
Convenient: Sessions can be about 30 minutes in length, allowing patients to fit treatment in around their daily schedules.
Do you want to benefit from modern tech in physical therapy? Then trust Dr. Roy Nissim. As a body mechanic on a mission to address the cause of dysfunction and eliminate repetitive clinic visits, he offers cutting-edge technology tailored to your condition. Contact us today to experience our proven techniques for yourself!