Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for Animals

What is extracorporeal shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) comes from Acoustic waves of high pressure and velocity.

  • Generation of shockwaves: In extracorporeal shockwave therapy, shockwaves are generated using a specialized device called a shockwave generator. This generator creates high-energy acoustic pulses.
  • Focusing the shockwaves: The generated shockwaves are then focused on the targeted area of the body where the therapy is needed. This is typically done using an applicator or a handheld device that directs the shockwaves to the specific treatment area.
  • Transmission through the body: The focused shockwaves are transmitted through the patient’s body. They travel through the skin, muscles, and other tissues until they reach the intended treatment site, such as damaged tendons or bones.
  • Interaction with tissues: When the shockwaves encounter tissues of different densities, such as the injured tissue, they produce mechanical forces and vibrations. These mechanical forces stimulate the body’s natural healing response and promote tissue regeneration.
  • Therapeutic effects: The mechanical forces and vibrations created by the shockwaves help improve blood circulation, stimulate cell growth and metabolism, reduce pain signals, and promote the healing of damaged tissues. This therapeutic process can provide relief from certain musculoskeletal conditions and promote tissue repair.

At RehabVet Clinic, our skilled team offers ESWT as a cutting-edge therapy option to improve your pet’s health and well-being.

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How is extracorporeal shockwave therapy used to treat dogs?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used to treat dogs by:

  • The gate control theory: hyper-stimulate with the ESWT painless speed and pressure to achieve pain relief
  • The theory of small blood vessels stimulation: by increasing growth factors and changing the permeability of blood vessels
  • The theory of cavitation bubbles:  the pressure from ESWT can cause microscopic lesions, known as the cavitation bubbles, which is helpful at breaking down mineralisation in chronic injuries

List the benefits of benefits and situations of when extracorporeal shockwave therapy can help your dogs

Here are some of the benefits of ESWT for dogs:

  • Promote growth of small blood vessels
  • Stimulate growth factors
  • Improve blood perfusion
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Realignment of tendon fibers
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Bone production
Here are some of the situations that ESWT can help with for dogs:
  • Cruciate ligament degeneration
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation
  • Medial shoulder instability
  • Muscle contracture
  • Tendinopathies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Non-union/ delayed union fractures
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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy at RehabVet​

RehabVet Clinic is Singapore’s premier destination for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for dogs and cats, renowned for our exceptional care, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to our patients. We proudly set the standard for pet rehabilitation services, ensuring your furry companions receive the highest quality treatment they deserve.

Our knowledgeable and professional team of veterinarians and therapists have extensive experience in administering ESWT, a non-invasive therapy that promotes healing, reduces pain, and improves mobility. We strive to stay abreast of the latest developments in veterinary medicine, incorporating evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology to deliver superior results.

At RehabVet, we take a caring and compassionate approach, understanding the unique needs of each pet and tailoring our services accordingly. Our supportive, family-oriented atmosphere fosters trust and confidence among our clients, ensuring a positive experience for both pets and their owners.


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