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Shockwave

HOW IT WORKS

Radial Shockwave Therapy (also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, ESWT) is an effective, non-invasive solution to pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders. It involves the application of a series of high-energy pneumatic percussions to the area being treated. These are acoustic pulses that travel through the target tissue, mechanically stimulating it to encourage cellular activity and kick starts healing.

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There is emerging scientific evidence that Radial Shockwave Therapy is effective in providing pain relief and improving function in patients who have failed other conservative therapy. It has been scientifically proven to help with plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, patella tendinopathy, calcific shoulder tendinopathy and other musculotendinous conditions that cause chronic pain due to repeated cycles of aggravation and failed healing.

TYPICAL TREATMENT

shock2Radial Shockwave Therapy typically requires three to five treatments, one week apart to maximise results. Many patients will feel a significant reduction of symptoms after the initial treatment. Studies have shown that the stimulation of the healing process is cumulative and patients therefore continue to notice improvement weeks after ending their treatment. This is via a process of mechanotransduction where mechanical energy stimulates an increase in collagen synthesis and encourages tissue remodelling, breaking the cycle of repeated failed attempts at healing.

Treatment is carried out using the shockwave applicator over the injured area to deliver between 2000-3000 shockwaves depending on the injury. The shockwave treatments last between five to ten minutes and may be slightly uncomfortable.

ENQUIRIES

If you would like to enquire about Radial Shockwave Therapy or would like more information please contact us on (02) 96871511.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ON RADIAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Achilles Tendinopathy

pdfShockwave therapy for chronic Achilles tendinopathy

pdfEccentric loading shockwave treatment

pdfShockwave therapy for chronic Achilles tendinopathy

pdfEccentric Loading Versus Eccentric Loading Plus Shock-Wave Treatment

Medial Shin Pain

pdfLow-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Tennis Elbow

pdfLow-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Plantar Fasciitis

pdfRadial extracorporeal shockwave therapy

Lateral Hip Pain

pdfLow-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy

pdfHome Training, Local Corticosteroid Injection, or Radial Shock Wave Therapy for Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome

Shoulder

pdfEffectiveness of Radial Shockwave Therapy