We all want to stay fit but sometimes we get slowed down or stopped by overuse injuries or osteoarthritis. The good news is that Sonex Orthopedics, Austin’s High and Low-energy Shock Wave Therapy specialists, has opened a new practice in North Austin to help us get back to doing the things we love.
Q: What is Sonex Orthopedics?
A: Sonex Therapy is a medical practice that specializes in High and Low-energy Shock Wave Therapy (HeSWT and LeSWT), a non-invasive alternative to surgery for several injuries. We were previously a mobile service offered through doctors, but recently transitioned to our own brick-and-mortar practice. This makes scheduling much more convenient for our clients and has allowed us to add additional treatments.
Q: What’s new at Sonex that you didn’t have before?
A: Of course, we still have our OrthoWave HeSWT treatment for common overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis, patellar tendinopathy, and others; but we now offer OsteoWave HeSWT for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and CorporaWave LeSWT for ED. I’m most excited about OsteoWave. Its ability to decrease pain and increase function is a real game changer for those suffering from OA. I think it is safe to say everyone would like to avoid a knee replacement for as long as possible.
Q: Who is a typical client at Sonex Orthopedics?
A: That is tough since our clients have ranged from professional athletes to retired grandparents that just want to walk around their house pain free. What they all have in common are months or years of pain from a chronic overuse injury or osteoarthritis, and a strong desire to avoid surgery. Most have tried other regenerative treatments but come to us to find something that works.
Q: Is this FDA approved?
A: Yes. Sonex is the only practice in Austin that treats every injury with only FDA approved Shock Wave Therapy devices. This is important because it means our devices are proven to be both safe and effective, and verified to generate true Shock Waves.
Q: Are there any downsides to Shock Wave Therapy?
A: Not really. No long term nor serious complications have ever been observed with Shock Wave Therapy. Clients report that the hardest part is giving the injury 30 days to heal before resuming high-impact activities. Shortly after the treatment, it feels good for the first time in a long time and they start getting the itch to do something. We can usually tell who is going to have trouble with rest and schedule a few extra follow up calls to ensure best results. It’s fun for us to hear clients countdown the days to return to high-impact activities like kids countdown the days until Christmas.