Radial Pressure Wave (RPW)

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy, commonly referred to as RPW, is a non-invasive treatment that involves the application of acoustic waves to injured soft tissue to alleviate pain and promote healing. It is a beneficial and effective alternative to surgical intervention that treats many different diagnoses and is proven to work.

A trained professional can administer RPW therapy using a handheld device on the affected body part. The device emits approximately 2,000 shocks per session with each treatment. The radial pressure waves administered by the device increase blood flow and growth hormones to the area that promotes new tissue growth. It takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Many patients experience relief after 3-5 sessions spaced no longer than ten days apart for maximum results. The additional benefits of this treatment include:

  • Improved Mobility and Pain Relief: Many patients notice a difference in pain and mobility after just one session. This process hastens the body’s natural healing process, which results in shorter recovery times and immediate relief.
  • High Success Rate: Research shows a success rate between 72% and 80% for chronic conditions in little as four RPW treatments.
  • Non-Surgical Treatment: This non-invasive treatment comes with lower risks and a quicker recovery period. After a patient completes their RPW treatment, they should go through a treatment program specifically curated for the injured tissues. A skilled professional will create this treatment plan for you. When a person experiences chronic pain, the body slowly shuts down the healing process in that affected area, which essentially fails to continue recognizing tissue damage or injury to the area. RPW therapy creates a metabolic response leading to microtrauma in the tissue, which means small injuries in the body. This process creates a new inflammatory reaction to the painful area, which will cause the body to begin the natural healing process again.

The conditions that are applicable for RPW include:RPW3

  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Heel Spurs
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Chronic Shoulder Pain
  • And Much More

CPT offers RPW at the following locations:

*Note: Most insurances do not cover RPW treatment. RPW is available as a cash based adjunct to your therapy rehab, or as a stand alone treatment. Contact us for more information.