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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy! You can book in for this treatment in 15 or 30 minute sessions, or ask in the note column to have this added to your massage session. (Additional charges apply)

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Non-surgical treatment
Accelerates healing
No side effects

Shockwave Facts

Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves. They have been employed in the medical world since around 1980, initially used to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. With our modern pain therapy, the shock wave generator conducts energy to the painful body regions, where healing capacities then take place.

How Do Shockwaves Work?

The healing process is accelerated by activating the body’s self-healing powers. The shock waves stimulate new vessel blood formation or “neovascularization” to the damaged area leading to blood circulation and metabolism, where damaged tissue will gradually regenerate and eventually heal.

What Are The Possible Side Effects?

The extracorporeal wave has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort, which may continue for a few days. Similar to what you may experience after a full day’s work or intense exercise.

What Is the Expected Progress?

The beneficial effects of ESWT are often experienced after only 3 to 5 treatments. Some patients report immediate relief after the treatment although it can take potentially up to 4 weeks for pain relief to begin and between 9 to 12 weeks to see the positive benefits. Studies demonstrate the most significant healing is between 6 and 9 weeks. This procedure can possibly reduce pain and potentially restore mobility.

How Is The Treatment Performed?

The pain region is localized and discussed with the patient. A coupling gel is then applied to the treatment area, where the hand piece will be placed on the region to generate shock waves. The applicator is moved in a circular motion over the pain region for the duration of the treatment. The shock waves are converted into sound energy once the kinetic energy hits the body’s immovable tissues. Each session takes between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the disorder being treated and is scheduled at weekly intervals.

Why Consider ESWT?

ESWT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional methods and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. ESWT does not require anesthesia, requires minimal amount of time, patients can weight bear immediately, and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.

Does not require anesthesia
Patients can be treated on both sides at the same time if the condition requires
Patients are immediately full weight bearing
Fast, safe and effective
Patients are evaluated for success after 12 weeks
Decrease pain and increase function
No incision; no risk of infection at the treatment site; no scarring
Future treatment options are not limited
Cost effective