Shockwave Therapy

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY IS COMING SOON TO SUBIACO PHYSIOTHERAPY

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an exciting new therapy using the latest technology to treat a range of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciopathy (or plantar fasciitis), heel pain, Achilles tendinopathy and other soft tissue pathologies.

It is a gentle, yet very effective treatment modality, which can produce excellent reduction in symptoms within days.

Shockwave therapy involves the application of high-energy acoustic waves through the surface of the skin to accelerate the healing process and dramatically reduce pain and dysfunction. The body responds with an increase in metabolic activity at the injury site, which is thought to stimulate further healing.
This non-invasive treatment only takes 10-15 minutes.
Some clinical trials have shown that shockwave therapy can reduce chronic heel pain in 70-80% of patients.

When combined with a sensible strengthening strategy as outlined by your physiotherapist, you are likely to optimize your results from treatment.
Benefits of this treatment include:

  • very safe
  • affordable
  • very few side effects
  • non-invasive
  • reductions in pain often felt immediately
  • strong evidence base to support shockwave therapy

COMING SOON TO SUBIACO PHYSIOTHERAPY

Still have more questions? Check out our shockwave FAQs here