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Shockwave Therapy in Alexandria

shockwave illustrationChronic pain can be debilitating, but at Back to Health Center, we believe it shouldn’t dictate your life. That’s why we are excited to introduce Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (RPWT), a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment designed to kick-start your body’s self-healing capabilities, offering not just relief but a path to long-term recovery.

More Comfort and Mobility With Advanced RPWT Technology

RPWT utilizes high-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted into the tissues and areas suffering from musculoskeletal disorders to stimulate the affected tissues and surrounding areas, increasing blood flow and activating the recovery process—all without the need for invasive procedures. The result? A reduction in pain and an acceleration of the healing process.

The Amazing Science Behind RPWT

Our practice uses the EMS DolorClast® Radial Shock Waves system, a leader in shockwave technology. This system is renowned for delivering consistently high energy outputs across all frequency settings, ensuring effective treatment from the first session.

The key to its success lies in its unique design:

  • Highly Effective Air Management—ensures maximum energy transfer from the device to the affected area
  • Unique 2-Compressor Technology—maintains constant air pressure for uninterrupted energy delivery
  • Optimized Applicator Design—targets energy precisely where it’s needed, enhancing the therapeutic effect

These features make the DolorClast system effective and highly reliable for treating a range
of musculoskeletal conditions.

The stability and strength of the energy levels delivered during RPWT are crucial for achieving effective results. Energy delivery remains constant and powerful across all settings, which offers

  • Predictable Outcomes—consistent high-energy output translates to more predictable and reliable therapeutic results
  • Shorter Treatment Times—stable high energy levels mean quicker treatments, often lasting only 5-10 minutes per session
  • Better Pain Management—high energy delivery helps significantly reduce pain from the first session, improving patient comfort and satisfaction

How Does RPWT Help Me?

Clinically proven to be effective, RPWT can help with conditions such as

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Upper and Lower Back Pain
  • Knee, Hand, and Wrist Pain
  • Achilles and Ankle/Foot Pain

These symptoms often arise from common musculoskeletal disorders affecting muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones. RPWT addresses these issues directly by enhancing localized blood flow, reducing pain, and encouraging tissue healing.

Expect a quick, efficient, and comfortable experience, with each RPWT session typically lasting only a few minutes. While sensations during treatment can vary, most patients find it perfectly tolerable, with improvements often noted from the initial session.

Many patients report significant improvements in both pain and mobility almost immediately, with ongoing benefits accumulating over time. The long-term healing benefits manifest for months after treatment, with optimal results typically observed after about four sessions.

A wealth of clinical evidence backs our use of the EMS DolorClast® Radial Shock Waves system. Unlike other devices, it delivers high energy levels across all frequency settings, ensuring effective and consistent results. This method has been shown to deliver up to ten times more energy than competing devices, enhancing the therapeutic impact of each session.

Choosing RPWT at Back to Health Center means opting for a scientifically supported, effective treatment plan. Our advanced EMS DolorClast system ensures every treatment is not only safe but tailored to deliver the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (RPWT), and how does it help with musculoskeletal disorders?

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (RPWT) is a clinically proven treatment for musculoskeletal disorders that uses high-energy acoustic waves to treat affected tissues and surrounding areas. These pressure waves help reduce pain and stimulate healing when applied to injured tissues.

RPWT works by promoting the self-healing process in the areas where pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction occur, increasing localized blood flow, and activating connective tissues to help reduce pain and begin the healing process.

What does RPWT feel like during treatment, and how long are the sessions?

During treatment, you may feel mild to moderate pressure, which may be mildly uncomfortable but not painful. The treatment time is typically only 5-10 minutes per treatment site.

What musculoskeletal conditions can it help with, and what outcomes can I expect?

RPWT may help various musculoskeletal conditions, such as elbow pain, shoulder pain, upper or lower back pain, knee pain, hand/wrist pain, Achilles pain, and ankle/foot pain. Expected outcomes include reduced pain and improved mobility, often from the very first session. The long-term healing benefits continue for months after the last treatment, and conditions can resolve in as few as four treatments.

Ready to Regain Control of Your Health?

Don’t let pain rule your life any longer; step toward a more active, fulfilling life free from discomfort. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.


Shockwave Therapy Alexandria VA | (703) 683-7771