enPulse Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT)
Muscular pain affects millions of people every day. For some people, this pain in a nuisance. But for many, it is physically debilitating, reducing their quality of life and limiting their ability to enjoy activities with family and friends.
Your chronic pain may be related to scar tissue and adhesions formed either in soft tissue or tendon/ligament post injury. A treatment with enPulse Radial Pulse Therapy (also known as Shock Wave) effectively presses the reset button on chronic scarred and hard-to-treat soft tissue. Scar tissue or adhesions in many cases adhere to and put pressure on nerves. This can result in pain. Breaking up the scarring and adhesion helps take the pressure off the nerve and increases circulation to the area. This helps the body heal itself more efficiently and helps regain range of motion.
How does Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) work?
The enPulse device delivers mechanical energy to the tissue. The energy treats area muscle pain and increases circulation. It also positively affects the tissue tone, improving the effectiveness of your clinician’s other therapies.
Will I experience pain during treatment?
Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) creates a mechanical stress that may cause mild discomfort during the treatment. Depending on the desired depth of penetration, carrying amounts of energy may be utilized to crease the desired effect. Some soreness may be expected post-treatment.
How long will the pain relief last after treatment?
Most patients report some pain relief after the first treatment. However, the effects are most prominent after the second or third treatment. Your clinician will be able to help you through this process. Patients respond differently, based on their condition.
How many treatments are required on average?
For most conditions, the normal number of treatments is four or five. Certain conditions may require up to a maximum of seven treatments. A period of four to 10 days between treatments is recommended to allow the body to recover naturally. If the maximum of seven treatments is required, it is advisable to wait four to six weeks before the next treatment to the same body area.
Can I continue normal physical exercise or playing sports after RPT?
Physical exercise promotes metabolism and the restructuring processes in the tissue. You may continue your physical activities within the guidelines set by your health care provider.
Conditions that can be treated with RPT:
▪ plantar fasciitis
▪ jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis)
▪ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
▪ golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
▪ Achilles tendinitis
▪ rotator cuff pain
▪ chronic pain
▪ stress fractures (bone healing)
▪ Morton’s Neuroma