What is shockwave?
An acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissue with subacute, acute and chronic conditions. This energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
• Reduces scar tissue
• Promotes a chemical wound healing response
• Re vascularisation
• Analgesic affect
SW induces accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration.
It also promotes new blood vessel formation, which helps improve blood supply and oxygenation of the treated area and support faster healing of both the tendon and bone.
SW aims to reverse chronic inflammation as it can damage healthy tissue that results in chronic pain.
It releases trigger points found in the lower limbs that, if untreated, can contract muscles so tightly and cut off their own blood supply.
Who is shockwave suited for?
Individuals who have received no benefit from manual therapy such as physiotherapy, stretching and strengthening programs and cortisone injections.
Recurrent pain following interventions.
Athletes who require recovery within a short time frame/limited rest period.
People who do not want or are not suited for surgery.
How does shockwave work?
SW is an acoustic sound wave which carries stimulates the area which it is applied to seeking to promote healing. The treatment consists of a minimum of 6 treatments of 2000-3000 pulses.
SW is a non-invasive treatment option and does not require anaesthesia.
Are there any adverse effects?
There have been no significant, irreversible complications noted in literature.
Most commonly, patients may temporarily experience superficial bruising, mild numbness and/or tingling.
Who isn't allowed SW therapy?
It is not recommended for pregnant women, individuals with malignant primary diseases and coagulation disorders to undergo shockwave therapy.