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Follow up Intense Pulse Pressure Therapy (iPPT) treatment:  sessions will dependent on the condition and treatment required. 

For tissue to heal, it needs collagen. Researchers have well documented the rise in ground substances such as Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfates with iPPT. The increase in these ground substances’ production is the precursors for the healing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Additional factors that lead to faster healing are increased oxygenation and metabolism made possible through an increase in microcirculation within the damaged tissue. Also, extracorporeal therapy removes lactic acid and other irritating agents such as histamine.

Injured tissues such as ligaments and tendons often calcify and become a constant pain source and reduced flexibility and motion. iPPT is the best therapeutic modality for treating calcific deposits around joints that forms arthrosis (osteoarthritis). In short, it can widen joint spaces that allow for better joint motion and flexibility.

The iPPT and ultrasound therapy are similar as they both use sound waves. But, there are differences between them. Primarly, shockwave therapy uses higher-pressure amplitude. Also, iPPT uses individual pulses, while ultrasound therapy utilises an oscillating form of sound energy. In St James Wellbeing Clinic, we utilise Intense Pulse Pressure therapy for patients with soft tissue and musculoskeletal disorders. The iPPT is more expensive but requires fewer therapy sessions. Also, iPPT breaks down tissue calcification better in comparison to ultrasound therapy.

The iPPT is a safe, non-invasive procedure. The treatment usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes depending whether its a full body or specific area treatment. Patients that opt for the iPPT treatment can expect some irritation of the area treated. There may be some redness and inflammation. Some discomfort during treatment is expected.

You should feel slight discomfort in pain during the treatment. We recommend all our patients that receive iPPT from our center to rest and avoid physical activity on the day of treatment.

Researchers have reported significant clinical improvements in patients that suffered from spicific long term pain, including shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, leg pain, neck pain, back pain, and plantar fasciitis.

iPPT is fast becoming the therapeutic procedure of choice for many therapists and doctors that treat patients with acute or chronic tendonitis or tendinopathy that fails to improve with other forms of physiotherapeutic procedures. Also, we have found this modality to be of significant help for those with tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and Achilles tendonitis. In short, if you have a spine, joint, or sports injury that prevents you from living a healthy, active life, visit one of our Wellbeing Clinic today to improve your QOL.

We believe that you do not need to suffer any longer in order to recover. Yes, the iPPT will cause some discomfort, and patients suffering from an acute condition may experience slightly added discomfort.

The stronger the bursts of energy, the more discomfort or pain you may experience. As a result, our iPPT treatment programmes begin with the lowest settings and gradually increase. As the treatment progresses, your pain will lessen as we gradually increase the intensity of the energy avoiding unnecessary pain and suffering.

All sports and musculoskeletal conditions respond well to the iPPT. If you are looking for a single treatment option, look no further than the treatment offered at St James Wellbeing Clinic. We have had great clinical successes in patients with heel spurs, tennis elbow, golfer elbow, neck pain, hip pain, plantar fasciitis (heel spur), Sciatica and much more.

The care you get from them is even better as it is enhanced with expert treatment from our clinical chiropractors.We have the skills, knowledge, and advanced spine and joint technology to provide you with the best conservative treatment for pain or sports injuries. 

If you are looking to resolve joint pain or recover fast from a sports injury, consider iPPT at our Wellbeing clinic. You don’t have to take our word for it. Experience it for yourself.

We recommend the treatment program for most of our musculoskeletal patients once per week for 3-5 weeks. In short, we will get you better faster, and the improvements you achieve through us lasts longer. Call us today to experience clinical excellence backed by breakthrough technology. 

Shockwave was first used in 1980 to break up kidney stones.  The first published research on the use of shockwave therapy was by Dr. Loew and Dr. Jurgowski in 1993 to treat calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuffs. With their proven results outlined in their published research in breaking up the calcification, the therapy gained significant attention and favor. Caminoto et al. provided another eye-opening research in 2005. This research provided detailed information on how shockwave therapy facilitates the healing process in 10 horses treated three times at three-week intervals.

In 2007, published research reported a significant increase in glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and protein syntheses. The hallmark of this study, in our opinion, is the fact that the rise in glycosaminoglycan and protein syntheses was noted three hours after the first treatment. This research proved the immediate benefits of shockwave therapy furthermore, it illustrated the importance of extracorporeal shockwave therapy’s ability to accelerate the onset of healing.

Since then, Professor Hague has made significant technological advances that have improved the existing theory, which is now dubbed the Cs1- iPPT

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