What is shockwave and how does it work?
Shockwaves, also referred to as Radial Pressure Waves (RPW), offer a non-invasive treatment solution for long term insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment of the affected area will enhance and reset the healing pattern, while reducing pain and improving function.
With very few negative side effects, Radial Pressure Wave therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications.
Radial shockwaves are introduced into the body by means of a freely moved applicator and cover the entire pain region.
Helping improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions
There can be some discomfort felt during treatment and there is occasionally some local bruising afterwards. Treatments are repeated at 7-10 day intervals for up to 6 sessions.
There is excellent scientific evidence to support the use of shockwave for many soft tissue problems including:
- Plantar Fasiitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
- Osgood-Schlatters Disease
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Trigger Point Relief