Orthopedic ailments are among the most debilitating conditions afflicting Sri Lankans today. While surgery is a treatment option, it is invasive and could result in numerous complications.
Through its partnership with Storz Medicals AG, pioneers in therapy indications, Ceyoka (Pvt) Ltd offers the unique benefits of non-invasive shock wave technology catering to the well-being of patients as an effective and innovative treatment method.
Shock wave is an acoustic wave, which carries high energy sound frequencies to treat painful areas of the body. As a therapy it provides relief from pain by decreasing muscle tension and preventing spasms.
The energy also stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities to restoring tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones, tendons and other soft tissues by improving metabolism and micro-circulation.
Shockwave therapy is used in the urology field as a non-invasive method to disintegrate stones, and also in orthopedics to treat tennis elbow, heels spur, shoulder pain (from calcification), Achilles tendon pain, trigger point therapy etc.
Available at Nawaloka Hospitals, this outpatient procedure often requires only a few 3-15 minute sessions. The procedure requires no anesthesia or medication with no side effects to the patient receiving the treatment.
“We are always looking for new and effective ways in treating painful ailments. Through Ceyoka, Sri Lankans can benefit from this most advanced and progressive shock wave therapy treatment to help them recover from painful orthopedic symptoms, and restore mobility quickly”, said Harshith Dharmadasa Director Nawaloka Hospital PLC.
Representing Storz Medicals, Thomas Stierle, Regional Director Office Line Products /Int. Sales & Marketing noted, “Storz Medicals has for nearly three decades been involved in technical innovations in the field of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Today as a leader in that field we market around 3000 units globally on a yearly basis.”
“In Europe and Germany shock wave technology is standard procedure in the orthopedic and physiotherapy environments giving good, sustainable results,” he added.
Leading Scandinavian Physiotherapist Dr. Jens Lundgren was also present during the workshop to share his experience and knowledge on using advanced shock therapy in orthopedics and rehabilitation indications.
Sri Lankans have the added benefit where local physiotherapists can perform this easy to use shock wave treatment procedure in regular intervals on patients over a three to four week period.
“We began our co-operation with Ceyoka three years ago and from that time we are working intensively with workshops because for us it is important to conduct educational programmes for the therapists,” Stierle added.
Stierle also notes “Shock wave treatment inculcates the ‘trigger point release’ of the physiotherapist and this can be easily added to his daily standard procedures, providing an additional value.”
Cementing Storz Medical’s partnership with Ceyoka, Stierle said, “We have every confidence in Ceyoka; they understand the technology and its benefit and are trained very well. You have to know what the technology is, and its benefits. Shock wave is the treatment of the future.”