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Shockwave Therapy

Radial Shockwave Therapy is a clinically proven treatment for soft tissue injuries. A Shockwave is defined as a sound-wave that passes through the body and is not an electrical pulse. Radial Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be highly effective in treating chronic bursitis, tendonopathies and muscular injuries.

Condition Suitable for Shockwave Therapy

Achille Tendinopathy

Plantarfascitis

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Tennis Elbow

Hip Bursitis

Runners Knee

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Treatment initiates a pro inflammatory response in the tissue where the shockwaves have been applied.  The body responds by increasing metabolic activity and blood flow around the site of injury – stimulating the body’s healing response. Shockwave Therapy breaks down scar tissue and calcified bodies with in the muscles or tendons. In addition, Shockwave Therapy prevents pain signal from reaching the brain.

How Effective is Shockwave Therapy?

Clinical research has shown an overall result rate of 77% of chronic conditions that have not been cured with other kinds of treatment. Shockwave Therapy is a safe non-invasive form of treatment. Large clinical trials have demonstrated shockwave’s effectiveness with little to no side effects or complications to this treatment.

Shockwave Therapy is normally recommended for patients who have already had previous conservative therapies that have provided little or no clinical benefit. During your initial assessment we will lay out a specific treatment plan, detailing what exercises you can do at what stages and how you need to modify your existing daily activities. From there we will show you the steps to return you to full fitness.

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