Shockwave

Faster healing and quicker recovery times. Could Shockwave be the missing link to your recovery?

What is shockwave?

Shock wave therapy is a non-invasive treatment modality used to treat muscles, tendons (and more recent research suggests bone and other soft tissues) to remove them out of the chronic stages of inflammation. Shockwaves are high intensity sound waves that travel through the skin to damaged tissue to decrease pain and promote healing.

Shockwave therapy can help with…

  • Plantar heel pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Bursitis and neuritis
  • Muscular trigger points
  • Other tendinopathies of the foot and ankle

How does shockwave work?

Shockwave therapy utilises sound waves to create a therapeutic effect. A shockwave is a single acoustic pressure pulse about 1000 times stronger than an ultrasound.

The therapeutic effect is caused by the formation of cavitation bubbles, which cause changes in the tissue at a microscopic level. These changes lead to interruption of chronic pain pathways and promote tissue healing by causing disruption of the small blood vessels in tendons.

Shockwaves also inhibit substance-P a peptide involved in the perception of pain. This is why shockwave can have an instant therapeutic effect post treatment!


What is required?

The number of treatments required depends on the type and severity of your pathology. We will always recommend at least two treatments to assess the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for you. Usually between 3-5 treatments are required to achieve a therapeutic effect.

Shock wave therapy is only health fund rebatable under podiatry. The item code F145 at $55 is charge in addition to your consultation.


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