Why RSWT instead of Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is 2 to 3 times a week, for 6 weeks and you are at the facility for no less than an hour. More importantly, there is usually a co-pay required for every visit which could be $40 or more. Over a six week period or 15 visits, this can add up to $600 in out of pocket co-pays.
The RSWT treatments are only once a week, for 5 minutes each. This is a highly effective modality and comparable, if not better than Physical therapy, and the cost of the RSWT treatments are similar to the total of your PT co-pays. If you want fast results in less time, and would like to save money, the RSWT treatment is a better choice.
What are the possible side effects?
There have been very few side effects reported. In rare cases, skin bruising may occur, and patients may feel soreness to the area for a day or two afterward, similar to a strenuous workout.
Will I be in pain afterward?
A day or two after the treatment you may feel a slight discomfort like a bruise, but that is normal and is a sign the treatment is working.
Is it covered by my Insurance?
No. RSWT is not covered by insurance plans, but ask your Doctor how they can make it affordable for you.