Shockwave Therapy Services in Canberra
This therapy should not be overly painful. The settings on the shockwave machine can be adjusted throughout the session to reduce any excessive discomfort that is felt. In saying that we do need it to be painful for certain stages of injuries to target the pain messaging.
Shockwave is non-invasive, unlike other popular treatments for soft tissue pain including dry needling and corticosteroid injections. You should be able to walk out of your appointment without needing any time off work.
A minimum of 4 sessions at 72 hours through to fortnightly intervals is recommended for a therapeutic effect. Each treatment should last for about 5-10 minutes. Depending on the nature of your case, 6 sessions may be needed for better relief. If you reinjure yourself either at the same site or nearby, then another series of treatment is required.
The effects of shockwave therapy can be instantaneous, noticeable in a few days or may take 6 weeks from the last session for results to be felt. Its therapeutic effect can be felt up to 12 weeks after the last treatment, given it is coupled with a stretching or strengthening exercise program. If your Podiatrist has diagnosed you with biomechanical/musculoskeletal issues and you have not had it addressed, your risk of reinjury will increase.
The therapeutic effect of shockwave can be felt up to 12 weeks after the last treatment, given it is coupled with a stretching or strengthening exercise program.
What can Shockwave Therapy help with?
Shockwave therapy can help the healing process of many lower limb conditions including:
Chronic plantar heel pain
Calf pain, injuries, tears or tightness
Shin Splints/medial tibial stress syndrome
Chronic knee and ankle pain
Tibialis anterior tendonitis/tendinopathy
Tibialis posterior tendonitis/tendinopathy
Ilitiotibial band syndrome
Myofascial trigger points