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What is shockwave therapy

Shockwave Therapy involves the delivery of high intensity acoustic waves through a special handpiece by using gel as a medium to/or around painful points . 

It is an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. 

Indications

  • Myofacial Trigger Points – Localising and deactivating trigger points
  • Activation of muscle and connective tissue – Increasing circulation, Pulse vibration massage
  • Disorder of tendon insertions:
  • Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, or heel spur
  • Tendinosis calcarea/supraspinatus-tendon
  • Radial and ulnar humeral epicondylitis
  • Achillodynia
  • Retropatellar pain syndrome
  • Tibial edge syndrome
  • Proximal iliotibial band friction syndrome/trochanteric
  • Insertional tendonitis

Effects

  • Stimulates metabolism and accelerates the elimination of waste products thus promotes healing
  • Medical massage Lymphatic drainage
  • Offers a relaxing wellness experience

What to expect at first visit ?

You will be assessed by the physiotherapist at your first visit to confirm that you are an appropriate client for shockwave therapy. The physio will ensure you are educated about your condition and what you can do in conjunction with treatment like activity modification and customized exercises. The treatment itself can cause mild discomfort which usually last for a few minutes and the intensity can be adjusted to keep it comfortable.

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