I took my herding dog Hope to Mountainside Veterinary Rehabilitation to see Dr. Carlson as she had injured a muscle in her upper right front leg as well as her toe. Through rehabilitation involving acupuncture, chiropractic and massage as well as exercises to assist the muscle in healing, Hope is back competing. Dr. Carlson provided excellent care as well as taught me how to continue to support Hope as a working dog.
Shockwave uses sound waves that oscillate creating a direct mechanical force that results in the maximal beneficial pulse energy producing tensile force. The second phase creates air bubbles that generate a second wave of shockwaves. The resulting energy also stimulates a biologic response, an indirect effect. This unit is a radial shockwave unit that does not require anesthesia or sedation for treatment. This differs from focused shockwave as focused can penetrate 80mm with a small field of treatment and radial can penetrate 40mm and has a larger field of treatment. It can help with blood flow, repair of tissue, neurologic control, skeletal stem cell recruitement and inhibits inflammation. This is used for treatment of: nonunion fractures, avascular necrosis, stress fractures and ligament/tendon injuries among other uses.