Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and an extremely effective treatment in which a high-intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This interaction leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as increased blood supply to the injured site, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment and results in long-term pain relief.
Applications in physiotherapy are associated with the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders. These include:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Arthritic Joints
- Groin Pain
- Hip Pain
- Low-Back Pain
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Planter Fasciitis/ General Foot Pain
- Tennis And Golfer's Elbow
Once an initial assessment is performed, the practitioner will decide on the treatment parameters for the best patient outcome.