Ultrasound and Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology or “Shockwave Therapy”
Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain can significantly impair your mobility and quality of life. Fortunately, there is an advanced and highly effective, FDA-cleared treatment for a variety of podiatric disorders. It’s called Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, a proprietary technology based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process to gradually regenerate healthy tissue.
Ultrasound is applied using a transducer or applicator that is in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Gel is used on all surfaces of the head to reduce friction and assist transmission of the ultrasonic waves. Therapeutic ultrasound in physical therapy is alternating compression and rarefaction of sound waves with a frequency of 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Maximum energy absorption in soft tissue occurs from 2 to 5 cm. Intensity decreases as the waves penetrate deeper. They are absorbed primarily by connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, and fascia (and also by scar tissue to help diminish inflammation and reduce pain.
Shockwave and Ultrasound Therapy are noninvasive, office-based procedures that can be used to treat: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles pain, Tendon pain, Chronic heel pain, Morton’s neuroma, Myofascial trigger points, etc.
Schedule an Appointment
To determine the cause of the pain in your feet, heels, arches, or ankles, call Galbraith Sanchez Podiatry Group in Wichita, KS to schedule an appointment. We will do everything we can to figure out what is making you hurt and then devise the right kind of treatment for your needs. When you are ready to come to visit us, please download and fill out the New Patient Form linked below.