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Animal Clinic of Elkhorn

What to Expect

  • Your pet will be placed in a comfortable position.
  • Some conductive gel will be applied to the tip of the therapy source and/or the animal. If your pet has long hair, it may be clipped or wet with alcohol so it doesn't interfere.
  • Therapy is administered by the doctor or technician moving the therapy source slowly to notice when an area of sensitivity flares. The animal should react in some way to the therapy. Most commonly by turning their head around, a twitch, or some movement.
  • The doctor or technician will increase or decrease the intensity based on the animal’s tolerance of the therapy.
  • Once the area and intensity are determined, a predetermined number of applications or "shocks" will be administered. They will then go on to locate additional areas to treat as needed.
  • Therapy should be repeated in 2 to 7 days for 3 to 5 sessions or as needed. As the therapy advances (or as the patient improves) you will notice that patient can tolerate more intensity, or it will require more energy to flare the injury, which is an indication that the patient is improving.

Call Any of Our Three Locations to Schedule Your Appointment!

PiezoWave Shock Therapy

the best care for your pets

What is it?
Chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system is one of the most common debilitating conditions in our pets.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has become a useful method in the treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes of the musculoskeletal system. ESWT is a non-invasive procedure that has proven to be an alternative to many surgical procedures. Patients are treated on an outpatient basis and most treatments take approximately 20 minutes.

What Does it Treat?

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Changes of the Vertebrae (spine)
  • Calcification
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis)
  • Fractures
  • Diseases of the Tendons & Synovial Sheaths