Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

 

How does it work?

The technique depends on the delivery of high energy shock waves to the areas of chronic inflammation and pain, using a portable hand piece, which stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and healing.

Extracorporial shock wave treatment (rESWT) utilises a ballistic technique. A projectile, accelerated by compressed air and propelled at high kinetic energy, hits an applicator placed on the skin. By using a coupling medium such as ultrasound gel, this impulse is delivered to the tissue in the form of a shock wave. From this point the shock wave continues to spread inside the body in the form of aspherical “radial” wave. The treatment initiates an inflammation-like condition in the tissue that is being treated. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes.

 

Advantages

  • Non-invasive
  • Painless
  • Outpatient treatment
  • No anaesthetic
  • No injections
  • No surgery
  • Fewer complications
  • No risk of infection
  • Clinically effective
  • Quick recovery
  • Quick results

 

Applications in the Foot & Ankle

  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Achilles tendinopathy (heel cord pain)