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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, and other chronic conditions. The waves are focused on the affected area, causing microscopic damage to the tissue, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process.

The shockwaves are generated by a device that delivers energy to the affected area. The energy is delivered in short bursts, creating a shockwave that travels through the tissue. The shockwave creates a microtrauma that triggers the body’s natural healing response.

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How Is Shockwave Applied?

Shockwave therapy can be applied to the affected area using a handheld applicator. The therapist applies a gel to the skin to help conduct the energy, and then moves the applicator over the area, delivering the shockwaves.

The treatment can be uncomfortable, but it typically lasts only a few minutes. Patients may experience some soreness or swelling after the treatment, but this usually resolves within a few days.

Shockwave is not for everyone and must be used at the right time following an injury/onset of symptoms with the right intensity.

We always recommend a consultation so we can assess your suitability to make sure it’s a good fit.

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Conditions Shockwave Can Treat

Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis: a common condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.
  • Achilles tendinopathy: a condition that affects the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
  • Tennis elbow: a condition that causes pain in the elbow and forearm.
  • Patellar tendinopathy: a condition that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
  • Hip pain: shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of hip conditions, including bursitis and hip tendinopathy.
  • Muscle pain: shockwave therapy can be used to treat muscle pain and spasms, including those associated with myofascial pain syndrome.
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