What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy involves using an applicator against your skin, which generates high-pressured soundwaves to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair. The high energy soundwaves have been research proven to stimulate white blood cell production to promote healing, stimulate collagen production to aid tendon repair, break down soft tissue calcification and reduce substance P which is a major cause of chronic pain. In summary, acoustic waves used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissues causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia (pain relief) and mobility restoration.
What can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Shockwave therapy is a research proven treatment approach effective in treating many chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as:
What does Shockwave Therapy Cost?
Shockwave with Osteopathy consultation – $50 surcharge on top of usual fee
Short Shockwave Only session – $85
What does treatment involve?
Shockwaves are applied via an applicator held against the skin. The initial phase of treatment may cause some deep pain which indicates correct targeting of the problem area and stimulation of the required inflammatory process. As the treatment continues there will often be a feeling of numbness which may reduce the degree of discomfort. The applicator delivers 2000 pulses which can take between 3-10minutes depending on the condition being treated. Many patients get pain relief after the first treatment, however, research shows that 3-6 treatments are required for optimal results.
What Shockwave Machine do we use?
Wantirna osteopathy has recently invested in the latest EMS Swiss Dolorclast Smart Shockwave Machine to use in conjunction with osteopathy management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Effective for a range of orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries the DolorClast machine is not only used by several AFL teams but is also the official shockwave treatment for the Olympic Games. 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 shockwave therapy has been conducted using DolorClast machines.
Our highly trained and experienced Osteopaths can help you decide whether Shockwave Therapy is appropriate for you.