Shockwave Therapy Shockwave Therapy Muscular pain affects millions of people every day. For some people this type pain is 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. How does RPT work? The enPuls device delivers mechanical energy into the target tissue. The energy will treat muscle pain and help increase the circulation in the area being treated. It also affects the tissue tone in a positive way making your clinicians other therapies more effective. Your chronic pain may be related to scar tissue and adhesions formed either in soft tissue or tendon / ligament post injury. A treatment with the enPuls effectively presses the reset button on chronic scarred and hard-to-treat soft tissue. Scar tissue or adhesions in many cases adheres to and puts pressure on nerves which can result in pain. By breaking up the scarring and adhesions this helps take the pressure off the nerve and increases circulation to the area which helps the body heal itself more efficiently. Plus, this will help with range of motion. Is it normal to experience pain during treatment? Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) creates a mechanical stress that may cause mild discomfort during treatment. Depending on the desired depth of penetration, varying amounts of energy may be utilized to create the desired effect and some soreness may be experienced post-treatment. What is the duration of pain relief after treatment? Most patients report some pain relief after the first treatment. However, the affects are most prominent after the second or third treatment. Your clinician will be able to help you through this process as every patient based on their condition may respond differently. How many treatments are required on average? The normal number of treatments for most conditions is 3 to 4, but certain conditions may require up to a maximum of 9 treatments. Four to 10 days between treatments is recommended for the body to recover naturally. If the maximum of 9 treatments is required, it is advisable to wait 4 to 6 weeks before the next treatment to the same area of the body. Can I continue playing sports or normal physical exercise after RPT? Physical exercise promotes metabolism and the restructuring processes in the tissue. It is normal to continue your physical activities within guidelines set by your health care provider.