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WHAT ARE SHOCKWAVES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Radial shockwaves are delivered into the injured body tissue by means of a special freely-movable applicator (similar to therapeutic ultrasound). The treatment covers the entire painful region in just a few minutes.

The body’s pain response is interrupted as a result of the shock waves which results in reduced pain sensation and the gradual return of more natural, pain-free  movement patterns.

WILL IT WORK FOR ME?

Radial pressure wave therapy is indicated for the following applications:

  • Myofascial trigger points – localised tender or painful areas.
  • Tendinopathies e.g. plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, etc.
  • Activation of muscle and connective tissue. e.g. increased circulation.

 

IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY APPROPRIATE FOR ME?

There are times in which Shockwave therapy may not be appropriate, with the reasons listed below. If you do have any further questions please give us a call!

  • Pregnancy
  • Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
  • Acute inflammation 
  • Diabetes 
  • Corticosteroid injections – please wait a minimum of 6 weeks before commencing Shockwave Therapy
  • Malignancy 

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Like any treatment, there are potential side effects which can be discussed in more detail at the consult. The side effects of Shockwave Therapy are mostly mild. If you do experience any side effects the majority will appear 1 – 2 days following treatment.

Some common side effects include; 

  • Localise Redness
  • Mild Swelling 
  • Mild Pain 
  • Possible Bruising 
  • Red spots

 

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

If you are suffering plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, nerve impingement, ankle pain, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, or any other lower limb soft tissue injury then take advantage of our Gap-Free* Lower Limb Assessment where you can find out more about Shockwave Therapy and if it’s suitable for your particular situation.

Click the button below to book your appointment.


BOOK NOW FOR YOUR GAP-FREE LOWER LIMB ASSESSMENT

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Coronavirus Update

Here’s What We’ve Done:

* We’ve increased our hand sanitation procedures (above Government recommendations).
* We’ve implemented extremely high levels of surface cleaning in the clinic (above Government recommendations) between every patient and routinely throughout the day and all patients are being asked to use hand sanitizer on arrival in the clinic.
* We’ve also removed some waiting room chairs in order to abide by social distancing recommendations.
* We’re screening every patient for every consultation to determine if they safe to be treated in our clinic.
* We’ve instructed all our staff that they are to stay at home if they are feeling unwell and have also instructed them to turn away any patients who don’t pass our screening questions or are unwell on arrival.

Here’s What We’re Offering:

* Home visits to our elderly and high risk patients at a heavily reduced cost for the next 3 months.
* Avoid the Waiting Room: We’re happy for you to wait in your car in our carpark. Just call us to check-n, then we’ll call you when your podiatrist is ready to see you.

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