What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is treatment modality delivered by a machine which works to deliver kinetic energy into a shockwave at a very high speed at the targeted tissues to increase blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain, accelerating the healing process.
Which Conditions Will Shockwave Help With?
We successfully treat:
Trigger Points/Myofascial Pain
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
This can vary from person to person, normally 4-6 treatment session. However you will feel a decrease in pain from the initial session.
Does The Treatment Hurt?
It can be uncomfortable at the beginning however this pain will slowly reduce, the more you are exposed to the energy waves. Most people are able to tolerate it. We also have the luxury of reducing the speed to accommodate you.
Little to no complications.
Can prevent the need for surgery or cortisone injections.
Instant Pain Relief
Get back to what you love doing quicker.
Can reduce the need for orthotics.
How Does Shockwave Help?
There are 4 main ways:
Immediate Pain Relief:
This occurs through the depletion of Substance P from C-Fibres creating an analgesic effect.
Promotion of Blood Circulation
(Angiogenesis) Through the development of new blood vessels around the tissue. This will increase blood supply allowing for greater healing rates.
Increased Growth Factors:
Which stimulate cell growth and tissue repair.
Reduce Scar Tissue/Calcification:
Via the radial shockwaves penetrating 4cm into the tissue, will cause the calcification to break down and allow the body to bring in new healthy cells for healing, which can help restore function and reduce pain.
Which Machine Do You Use?
We use the EMS Swiss Dolorcast Shockwave Machine.
This is the only TGA and FDA approved machine, allowing us to treat you with the highest standard in the world.
The Swiss Dolorcast Shockwave Machine also has an 85-90% rate of success which has been proven with Level 1 studies, some outlined below:
Rompe et al., Int J Surg 2015; 24:135-142
Romp et al., Am J Sports Med 2007; 35:374-383
Gerdesmeyer L, Frey C, Vester J, et al. Am J Sports Med 2008;36:2100-2109
Ibrahim et al., Foot Ankle Int 2010; 31:391-397