No, there are certain groups who cannot safely have shockwave therapy. It is not recommended for pregnant women, haemophilia, tumours or over infected sites.
You may experience reddening, mild pain and swelling. Most people will experience no side affects.
Water based gel is applied to the target area and the shockwave head is applied over the area with a dose suitable for your condition. The tender area is localised with your feedback and moved around slowly or kept in situ over the target tissue for the stated dose. Treatment is always interactive and your feedback is monitored to ensure treatment is tolerated well at the same time.
You should see improvement after your first treatment. However 3-6 sessions are usually needed to effectually treat a condition. Sessions are normally spread out between 7-14 days. Continued improvement can be seen for up to 3 months after completed treatment period. Shockwave can be mildly painful, with treatment’s lasting between 5- 10 minutes depending on the area been treatment. It can be painful 2-4 hours post treatment. However in rare cases it last’s up to 48 hrs. Normal side effects include reddening , mild pain and swelling. We normally recommend that you stay away from sporting or intense activity for 48 hrs post treatment so as not to stress the area and allow for the healing process to take place.
Radial& Ulnar humeral epicondylitis (Tennis & Golfers Elbow) Chronic inflammations are eliminated to ensure successful elbow pain relief. This provides improved elbow mobility and forearm force Shoulder Tendonitis The therapeutic objective is to reduce or relieve pain and to eliminate pain-induced mobility restrictions in the affected shoulder. Calcifications causing pain can also be disintegrated. Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumpers, Runners Knee)/ Achilles Tendinopathy Both Syndromes are Chronic, mostly sports induced disorders. The pathological altered painful tendon section exhibits a relatively large volume. The Chattanooga Intel RPW allows the target area to be covered in its entirety, thus providing the desired regenerative therapeutic effect. Planter fasciitis and heel spur Shockwave therapy provides a decisive improvement in the clinical development of chronic planter fasciitis and heel spur. When pain symptoms are eliminated, the load-bearing capacity on the affected foot is rapidly increased. Further Indications • Chronic tendinopathies and enthesopathies in general • Shin splints • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome • Trochanteric insertional tendonitis • Burstitis • Piriformis syndrome • Lower back and neck trigger point therapy • Frozen shoulder • Forearm /wrist and hand [...]
Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment method. The term shockwave refers to high energy sound waves. In modern pain therapy, these shockwaves are conducted from the hand piece to the painful body region, where they apply their healing effect. Shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self- healing capacities. They stimulate the metabolism and improve the blood circulation. Damaged tissue regenerates and eventually heals.
Our physiotherapists use a combination of hands on treatments, rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques to address the underlying problems that contribute to conditions such as: Carpal tunnel / Cubital tunnel De Quervains Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) Lateral & medial epicondyalgia (tennis & golfers elbow) Osteoarthritis Fractures
Our physiotherapists use a combination of hands on treatments, rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques to address the underlying problems that contribute to conditions such as: Impingement syndrome Frozen Shoulder Tendonopathy Rotator cuff tear Post-operative rehabilitation Bursitis Clavicular fractures (collar bone) Shoulder dislocation
Our physiotherapists use a combination of hands on treatments, rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques to address the underlying problems that contribute to conditions such as: Whiplash Facet joint pain Nerve root impingement Osteoarthritis Postural Dysfunction Cervicogenic headaches – joint stiffness of the upper cervical spine, poor postural awareness, motor control and strength of deep neck flexors all contribute to cervicogenic headaches. Wry Neck
Our physiotherapists use a combination of hands on treatments, rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques to address the underlying problems that contribute to conditions such as: Meniscus / cartilage injuries Quads and hamstring injuries Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears Medial and Lateral collateral ligament (MCL / LCL) injuries Patella femoral pain (knee cap) Rehabilitation following arthroscopy Osteoartritis Total and partial knee replacements (TKR)