Join me for another journey outside of my wheelhouse and beyond my traditional knowledge of therapeutic interventions as I chat with Dr. David Boehland about shockwave therapy and his less-than-traditional approach to orthopedic surgery. I’m sure plenty of you out there have had a surgery that looking back on, you shouldn’t have had. Right there with you. In a world where people wand quick fixes, David is pushing to educate his patients about better long-term solutions, and more ideal immediate interventions.
I had the pleasure of meeting David while in Berlin, and when he offered to do a shockwave session on my unhappy knee I jumped (unfortunately not literally) at the opportunity. In this episode I discuss my experience, David gives us the science, and we’re reminded once again that movement unites us all.
2:28 Meet Dr. David Boehland
4:17 Why the switch from the hospital to the clinic
4:27 Why David got into medicine
7:17 What a session with David looks like
8:24 The value of diagnostic ultrasound
8:59 Shockwave Therapy
11:36 What is shockwave therapy – radial and focused
17:46 How many sessions?
19:03 Shockwave for rehab and prehab
25:55 Who else is in his practice
27:02 How patients find them
28:34 A glimpse into German reimbursement
29:16 Meeting the patient where they’re at
33:11 What a patient should expect/look for with shockwave
38:49 My experience with shockwave
39:56 Getting buy-in because they can feel the treatment
41:42 What David wants for the future of orthopedic surgery and his career
46:54 His penchant for island life
48:54 David’s RockTape schedule for 2019