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What is Shockwave?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilises acoustic wave pulsations to stimulate blood circulation and tissue healing at the injured area.
There are two types of shockwave – focus and radial pressure.
The type of shockwave therapy used at the clinic is radial pressure, which delivers maximal energy onto the skin into the target area. This energy interacts with the surrounding tissues stimulating new blood vessel formation, collagen production and the break down of existing calcifications, which in turn reduces pain and restores movement.
As shockwave therapy accelerates tissue repair and growth, it speeds up recovery and reduces treatment time and cost.
Safe & Effective
Shockwave therapy is effective for a wide range of conditions including tennis elbow, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, spasticity, and early onset Dupuytren’s disease. It is also effective in breaking down dense scars, commonly seen after surgery.
More than 80-90% of patients report an improvement following shockwave treatment.
Shockwave therapy is considered very safe with minimal side effects as compared to other forms of invasive treatment. Most people will experience pain relief or an improvement following the first session. Some may experience temporary tenderness or swelling over the treatment area, which usually subsides after a few days.
How many sessions do I need?
How Many sessions Do I need?
As the effect of shockwave therapy is cumulative, a course of 3 to 6 weekly sessions is required to experience its benefits.
Is Shockwave therapy for me?
Shockwave therapy is beneficial for an array of subacute and chronic conditions but it may not be suitable for some individuals.
Contraindications include acute inflammation, pregnancy, blood-clotting disorders, nerve dysfunction, cancer, pacemaker, implants and if you have just received a cortisone injection for less than 6 weeks.
Please note that Shockwave Therapy is only available at selected clinics (Bundoora and Epping).
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