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3 Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

In recent years people have been turning to less invasive procedures for dealing with their chronic pain or injuries, whether it’s through physical therapies like chiropractic care, exercise, or shockwave therapy.


Recently, at ProActive Health, we have started introducing the benefits of shockwave therapy to our patients. Using a medical-grade shockwave device that transmits highly targeted acoustic signals, we can work to target deeper conditions like plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pains, gluteal muscles/tendons, tendonitis, shoulder pain, knee pain, deep lying trigger points, bursitis, hip pain, hand pain, etc.


Already our patients are starting to experience the immediate benefits that this form of non-invasive therapy can produce. In today’s article, we’ll look at some of the benefits that shockwave therapy can have on your life.


1. It’s Fast

Like anything in life, accomplishing your goals can take time. Dealing with injuries or chronic pain is no different. Usually, you need a few sessions of chiropractic care, massage therapy, deep stretching, or even exercises before you start to experience a difference. However, with shockwave therapy, the process is rather immediate. Sessions usually last for 10-minutes, and afterward, most people leave feeling less discomfort in their bodies.


2. It’s Durable

Now you may think that it is too good to be true and that the results may only last for a short period. This is a common question that we receive from our patients. However, over the years, studies have shown that the results produced from shockwave therapy have lasting effects. Remember, severity of your condition and your follow through with the prescribed treatment plan is crucial.


A group of doctors ran a study with over 149 patients with chronic pain to test the lasting effects of shockwave therapy. They found that over 69% of the patients experienced long-term results from their treatments with shockwave therapy.



3. It Works Well with Others

The great thing about shockwave therapy is that although it can be used as a stand-alone treatment in your plan to address your injuries or chronic pain, you can also combine it with other forms of therapy. Now, choosing the right plan can be difficult. That’s why our team at ProActive Health is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have. Have any questions? Learn more by calling our office at 574-271-1771.



Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.


Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine, science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!


Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana, Michael Hummer grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Michael earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, Michael also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now, student doctor, Hummer is nearing the end of his graduate curriculum and will soon earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University. In this new chapter Michael is excited to apply his education and versatile skillset in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Michael is now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visitwith Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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