Strolf started to offer shock wave therapy in 2007, and has received glowing praise for the results it has produced as a staple within many individual physical rehabilitation programs.
Shock wave therapy is performed with a sophisticated shock wave machine. More often than not, a stylus which is attached to the shock wave machine is used to “drill” into the patient’s injured area in a rapid pulsating motion, causing no pain or discomfort in the process.
Examples of injuries which respond well to shock wave therapy include the treatment of:
• plantar heel spurs
• plantar fasciitis
• stress fractures
• joint calcification
The vast majority of patients experience a marked decrease in pain and increase in flexibility, in as few as 1-2 treatments.