Shockwave Therapy Services in Canberra

Shockwave therapy involves sending high energy acoustic (sound) waves through injured tissue via the skin surface. It is non invasive which means there are no needles or surgery. Shockwave works by:
Increased Blood Flow

Increasing blood flow by helping to form new blood vessels which means there is more blood to heal the injury

Stimulating Collagen

Stimulating the production of collagen which is the building blocks of tendons, muscles and ligament structures

Increasing Calcification

Increasing the ‘breaking up’ soft tissue calcification

Reducing Pain

Reducing pain by overstimulating nerve endings in the targeted area

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:

Plantar fasciitis
Chronic plantar heel pain
Achilles tendonosis/tendonitis
Calf pain, injuries, tears or tightness
Shin Splints/medial tibial stress syndrome
Patellar tendinopathy
Chronic knee and ankle pain
Osgood-Schlatter disease
Tibialis anterior tendonitis/tendinopathy
Tibialis posterior tendonitis/tendinopathy
Ilitiotibial band syndrome
Spasticity treatment
Myofascial trigger points
Wound healing

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