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Last Updated: 25 Jan 2021

Radial Shockwave Therapy

Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) is the most common form of shockwave therapy available. Portable, cost-effective and efficient, radial shockwave therapy can effectively treat many musculoskeletal problems and injuries.

Radial shockwave is ballistically generated, meaning that it is formed from a projectile mechanically hitting a transmitter. The pressure waves emitted from the transmitter impact on the surface of the skin and propagate downwards into the deeper tissues, towards the intended area for treatment.

Choice of the appropriate transmitter also plays a very important part of the treatment. Each transmitter is made up of different materials, each of which affects the depth and shape of the shockwave.

There are also specialized transmitters available, such as the fascial transmitters, which address imbalances and distortions in the deep connective tissues of the body arising from injuries or incorrect biomechanical movements and habits. These transmitters aid in smoothing out these imbalances, greatly restoring range of body movement and reducing muscular pains.

Find out more about the other types of shockwave therapy such as focused shockwave, and defocused shockwave.

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