Shockwave Therapy Adelaide
9.00AM TO 6.00PM
Supercharge your recovery with shockwave therapy
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and effective treatment option for a range of musculoskeletal conditions such as tendonitis, trigger points (knots), tendon/ligament tears and stubborn injuries that just won’t settle. Common conditions can include plantar fasciitis, gluteal tendinopathy, rotator cuff disorders, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and calcific tendinosis; just to name a few.
What can I expect during a shockwave therapy session?
Following a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will use shockwave therapy in conjunction with other suitable treatments. Between 2000-4000 shocks are delivered to the required treatment area which can take up to 10 minutes to complete.
There is usually mild discomfort during the treatment, however, the power output can be adjusted to comfortable levels at any time. Most clients require a minimum of 4-6 shockwave therapy sessions to achieve the desired result.
Shockwave therapy delivered by qualified physiotherapists
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Shockwave therapy aids in:
New blood vessel formation
Blood flow is vital for tissue healing and regeneration of damaged tissue. Other electrotherapies may dilate blood vessels, shockwave therapy creates new ones (neovascularisation) which aids tissue regeneration and healing.
Reverse chronic inflammation
Chronic inflammation occurs when there is a disruption to the inflammatory response. Shockwave therapy stimulates the release of Chemokines and Cytokines which can restore the natural healing process.
Break down calcification
Calcification can build up in tendons following micro-tears and other trauma. Shockwave therapy can break down calcium deposits and allows them to be reabsorbed by the body. This helps restore tendons back to their natural state.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You will require between 4 to 6 separate treatment sessions approximately 1 week apart to complete a course of shockwave therapy. If you are suffering from a chronic condition, you may require up to 8 sessions.
Each shockwave therapy session will last between 5-10 minutes and involves positioning the shockwave therapy handpiece onto the injured area to deliver between 2000-3000 shocks.
Shockwave therapy can treat a wide number of different conditions, including shin splints, epicondylitis (tennis elbow/golfers elbow), plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, chronic tendinopathy, trigger points, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), greater trochanteric pain syndrome and many more.