SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
Do you have a chronic musculoskeletal condition?
Have you tried everything to treat your symptoms?
Shock wave therapy will aid your rehabilitation to get back on your feet!
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy involves sending low and high energy (acoustic) waves to the desired tissues via a probe. Treatment aims to activate the body's self healing process to reduce pain. Our team of Physios and Podiatrists introduce shock wave into your body by moving the applicator over the region of pain.
You will experience:
Pulses of shock wave to the injured area lasting 3-10 minutes over 4-5 sessions over a number of weeks
Immediate pain relieve occurs in most clients
Promote repair of the tendon and improved function
How does Shock wave work?
Shock wave stimulates the natural healing factors to the painful area. Shock wave works by:
1) Increasing blood flow to the area to promote healing and
2) The depletion of substance P which is responsible for pain.
Shock wave is used to treat a number of conditions
Should wave therapy can be applied to:
Plantar Fascitis and Heel Spurs
Myofascial trigger points
Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow
Medial Tiial Stress Syndrome or Shin Splints
Shoulder Calcific Tendinopathy
Lateral Hip Pain
Other muscle and connective tissue injuries
What to expect during Shock wave therapy?
Shock wave therapy is applied by qualified Physiotherapist and Podiatrists and can be painful during application. Occasionally side effects can last 5 to 10 days following which may include reddening, swelling, pain, bruising and redness. Shock wave therapy is non invasive so there is very little risk of infection. Speak to our team for more information.
What is the difference between steroid injections and shock wave?
The use of steroid injection to treat tendon pain have been researched and shown to by detrimental to long term tendon health. Shock wave therapy has been shown to not have the same negative effects on tendons.
Do I need a doctors referral for Shock wave therapy?
No referral is required to see our team of Physiotherapists and Podiatrists for care. We do require an initial assessment by our team to diagnose your condition and discuss your treatment options which may include shock wave therapy. An additional charge is incurred for all consultations requiring shock wave therapy. Private health insurance, Department of Veterans Affairs, Enhance Primary Care and Work Cover do contribute to the cost of the consultation. Rest assured if we feel further medical investigation or treatment is required you will be referred to one of industry partners so you get the care you need to be at your best.
Speak to our friendly team next time you attend our Canning Vale clinic.
The first step to a happier and healthier you is to see our team for treatment.