MVMT utilizes Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy which is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. This form of shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process.

The acoustic waves generated by treatment painlessly pass through the body and produce an intense, extremely short duration compression event.

What to expect with treatment

  • Each treatment will take 8-12 minutes.
  • Your doctor may advise 1-2 treatments per week.
  • A total of 6-12 treatments may be necessary to provide long lasting resolution of your pain

Common conditions treated successfully

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Patellar/ Quadricep tendinopathy aka runner’s knee or jumper’s knee
  • Muscle strains (hamstring, quad, etc.)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow

Effectively treats pain associated with the following

  • Soft tissue strains
  • Dysfunction in transitional regions between tendons and muscles
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Trigger points
  • Tendinopathy
  • Myofascial dysfunction

It is important for patients seeking care through shockwave therapy to understand that results from individual sessions may not be apparent immediately. Results will typically be felt over time as the tissue continues to heal. Improvements may be felt for weeks to months until full resolution and strength is attained.

Is shockwave therapy painful?

Most patients report some level of discomfort during shockwave therapy. The amount of discomfort typically depends on the injury and whether the damaged tissues are close to a bone. (Treatments delivered closer to a bone are generally more uncomfortable.) As soon as the treatment is over, the discomfort typically stops.