Shockwave Therapy At Sydney Physio Clinic
Sydney Physio Clinic is very pleased to be able to provide our clients with the opportunity to receive shockwave therapy as one of the many services we have on offer.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Radial shockwave therapy uses high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair. Essentially it kick starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Shockwave Therapy Is An Effective Treatment Approach
Shockwave therapy is a research proven treatment approach effective in fixing many chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including among other complaints:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Calcification of the shoulder
- Patella tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Shin splints
Shockwave therapy is frequently effective where previous conservative management has failed to resolve notoriously stubborn complaints.
How Soon Will I See Results With Shockwave Therapy?
Most patients experience a small pain reduction and a greater range of movement immediately after the procedure. This is usually temporary and real results are seen after a few days when the injuries begin to heal. Depending on your condition, healing can take weeks to months, however pain relief usually precedes this.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
- Increasing circulation
- Breaking down calcification deposits
- Stimulating fibroblast (soft tissue cells) production – healing ligaments, tendons, muscles…
- Stimulating osteoblast (bone cells) production – healing bone
- Stimulating the “gate-control” mechanism for pain relief
- Inhibiting Cox II Enzyme, producing an anti-inflammatory effect
What Does A Shockwave Therapy Session Involve?
Radial shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure. A contact gel is applied to the area, then a hand held probe is applied to the skin. The probe delivers the acoustic waves in a controlled and focused manner for typically 5-10 minutes per injured area.
What Does A Course Of Shockwave Therapy Involve?
A course of shockwave therapy usually consists of weekly treatments for 3-6 weeks, where conditions more chronic or significant in nature are likely to require the longer treatment course.
Shockwave Therapy Is Relatively New To Australia But Not The World
Despite being relatively new to Australia shockwave therapy has been in use in North America and Europe (where the technology was invented) for years. DolorClast was the inventor of radial shockwave therapy and since inventing the technology have continually strived to improve the quality of shockwave treatment their machines deliver. The majority of research quoted and carried out on radial shockwave therapy has been conducted using DolorClast machines, so if you are wanting to assure your results match the research then having shockwave treatment from a DolorClast machine is the way to go.
What Shockwave Therapy Machine Is Used At Sydney Physio Clinic?
When deciding which shockwave therapy machine to have at our clinic we trialed many of the multiple machines that are on offer in the market and following a lengthy trial period it was obvious there was no comparison to the quality of shockwave treatment that the DolorClast shockwave machines provide. Hence Sydney Physio Clinic is now able to offer their clients what we feel is the best quality radial shockwave machine on the market with the new DolorClast Master Touch machine. The DolorClast Master Touch is Dolorclast’s top of the line radial shockwave therapy machine, we chose this machine because we feel strongly that when you are paying for any product or service you want to be assured you are receiving the best and with the DolorClast Master Touch we feel strongly that there is no better quality radial shockwave treatment you can receive.
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