A powerful treatment for achilles tendonopathy, rotator tendonopathy, and more
Shockwave therapy is a treatment used by physiotherapists as well as in orthopaedics, urolology and cardiology. SWT utilizes a high amplitude mechanical pulse to create physiological changes in tissue. It was originally used at high focused energies to break up kidney stones and gall stones but has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many chronic soft tissue ailments. Results of double blind studies have shown remarkable success treating tennis elbow, chronic tendonopathies of the knee, rotator cuff, achillies and hamstrings as well as plantar fascitis.
SWT works by stimulating new blood vessels and nerve cells. Creating microtrauma in the tissues re-establishes the inflamatory response required in tissues to heal, but which is absent in chronic conditions.
Because SWT is creating some mircotrauma in the tissues, it can be painful. It can also result in some redness or bruising in the area treated. As we are looking to re-establish a controlled inflamatory response in tissues; it is recommended you do not ice for 24 hours post treatment. The recommended course of treatments for most conditions is once a week for 3 to 5 weeks.
If you are suffering from chronic Achillies Tendonopathy or Plantar Fascitis. Give us a call or book online to see one of our therapists about Shockwave Therapy