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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy—Glastonbury, CT

Quick, Easy, & Effective

extracorporeal shock wave therapy applied to back

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy sounds like something from a sci-fi novel written in the 1950s, but it’s actually a very current, non-surgical procedure Dr. Tortland uses to treat tendinitis, sprains, strains, muscle injuries, and other sources of chronic pain. It relies on the rapid application of high-intensity pulses of mechanical energy to break up scar tissue, enhance blood flow, and accelerate tissue healing.

Why Choose Valley Sports Physicians for ESWT?

Conditions That Can be Treated with ESWT

extracorporeal shock wave therapy used for plantar fasciitis

Over the years, Dr. Tortland has used ESWT to successfully treat:

How an ESWT Treatment Works

ESWT being used to treat shoulder

A single ESWT treatment takes about 15 minutes in total. A small device is placed against the problem area, and it creates directed mechanical energy that applies and reapplies pressure in a very concentrated spot, almost like a small massage set on fast forward. The patient will only feel a quick tapping sensation.

Some patients experience immediate relief after a single session, but for most, six or more treatments are necessary to achieve the highest quality result. These are recommended to occur about one to two times a week. One of the other great things about ESWT is that it can be easily combined with other treatments we offer to accelerate its effects.