SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shock wave therapy also known as extra corporeal shock wave therapy provides treatment to patients suffering from a range of chronic conditions such as Achilles Tendinopathy, Tennis elbow and Plantar Fasciitis that are difficult to resolve.

The basic principles behind shockwave therapy are the high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to stimulate pain relief and tissue repair.

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Benefits and conditions that Shockwave Therapy Treats

There are clinical research trials that support the use of shockwave therapy for the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel spur)
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Tendon attachment problems
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle sprains

What to expect from Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a thorough and concise step by step process typically including

  1. Identification of problem area involving probing and light massage, largely executed according to feel on behalf of the practitioner and in conjunction with the patient
  2. Gel is applied to the area located and is necessary to transfer the waves efficiently and smoothly
  3. Finally the Shockwave applicator is delicately pressed against the problem area and images are transferred back to the monitor