Also referred to as shock wave therapy, Tissue Regenerative Therapy (TRT) is a non-invasive treatment that delivers acoustic waves deep into the tissue to stimulate natural healing. During the treatment, high energy waves create “micro-trauma” that facilitates blood vessel development in and around the treated area. The new blood vessels provide additional passages for oxygen and nutrients to reach the area, which supports regeneration and healing.
TRT treatments may also stimulate stem cell regeneration, are used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain and are FDA-approved to treat connective tissue conditions, diabetic foot ulcers, prostate pain and back injury. Other conditions that could benefit from TRT treatments include: Achilles tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, TMJ, elbow tendonitis, overuse injuries, tinnitus, male and female sexual dysfunction and joint and muscle pain.
The treatments usually take from 10 to 15 minutes with little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to daily activity following treatment. Some report benefits up to 12 weeks after treatment.Edge Integrative Wellness, in Tucson, offers Tissue Regenerative Therapy (TRT). Connect at 520-232-3360 or EdgeIntegrativeWellness.com. See ad, page 5.