Currently Olympic athletes are doing what they can to get ready for this summer’s Olympics and you can too. Treat your plantar fasciitis or tennis elbow today!
Read this article about how Crista Cullen used ESWT to treat her heel pain to keep her dreams alive in this year Games.
Study: Shockwave Therapy Beneficial After ACL Reconstruction
The application of extracorporeal shock wave therapy to the bone tunnel can significantly enhance the early tendon-bone healing and decreasing tibial tunnel enlargement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, according to a study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Researchers examined 34 patients who either underwent single-bundle ACL reconstruction and ESWT to the midtibia tunnel or ACL surgery without ESWT. The shock wave therapy group showed significantly better Lysholm scores than the control group one and two years after surgery.
Check out our new cards that we plan on putting at local fitness and golf clubs around Springfield and Western Mass promoting VIP Physical Therapy in Springfield. We hope this will bring awareness to people who have plantar fasciitis, tennis or golfer’s elbow or other forms of Tendonitis that there is a place locally in which you can relieve or possible cure these ailments. You can walk in and walk out! Please let us know what you think.
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VIP Physical Therapy is accepting patients for the only Siemens Sonocur treatments available in the northeast.
For treatment of:
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
- Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Shoulder Tendonitis
- Tendonitis of the Knee
- Achilles Tendonitis
ESWT treatment is a FDA approved, non-surgical treatment that uses sound waves to encourage damaged cells to rebuild. A procedure is about 10 minutes and it is recommended that you have a procedure once a week for three consecutive weeks. There is a 90% success rate in pain reduction for those that receive this therapy. Since this procedure is done outside the body (similar to an ultrasound), it has a very low risk of side effects with a quick recovery time. To learn more please click here: SONOCUR Technology/ Patient Information
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Very technical study on ESWT in relation to it’s effectiveness with the shoulders and elbows for the complete article please click here: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=78781
Dr. Marshall S. Lewis M.D. has partnered with Effective Shock Wave Therapy to provide Sonocur treatments for tennis elbow, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), shoulder tendonitis, and achilles tendinitis. The non-invasive, anesthesia-free treatment can be scheduled at the Tehachapi Surgery Center in Southern CA – 661-822-1260.
ESWT is currently looking for more partners though out California as well as the United States. If you are interested in becoming a partner please go to our – Become a Partner page.
Carrie Tollefson is an American middle distance runner who was on the US 2004 Summer Olympic team. She suffered from plantar fasciitis and used a Sonocur for her treatment back in 2003 before the Olympics. Here is an article from Running Times Magazine about her comback : http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3764
In terms of treatment, Tollefson’s medical team left no known mode of plantar fasciitis therapy untried: iontophoresis, cortisone shots, acupuncture, active-release therapy, icing, and Sonorex shockwave treatments from Dr. Bill Roberts, which Tollefson credits more than anything else with her eventual recovery.
In this article posted about a month ago gives a good overview of the Sonocur® system and the ESWT procedure for heel pain and tendonitis.
If interested call VIP Physical Therapy in Springfield at 413-732-6005 to speak with a specialist.
Effective Shock Wave Therapy placed a Siemens Sonocur in Springfield, Mass. on August 16, 2010. VIP Physical Therapy, located at 155 Union Street in Springfield, Mass., saw its first patients for treatment of elbow tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. VIP staff is fully trained to perform the 10 minute procedure for heel pain and other pain caused by tendonitis. For more information call VIP Physical Therapy at (413) 732-6005.