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At Dynamic Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, we have a holistic care approach to help alleviate even the worst pain symptoms and help get you back on the road to optimum health.
Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical therapy and with no need for painkillers makes it a great way to speed up recovery and to cure various problems causing acute or chronic pain.
A shockwave is an acoustic wave carrying high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and aids bones, tendons and other soft tissues to help repair themselves.
What kind of problems respond to Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy can help chronic pain problems such as:
Is Shockwave a New therapy?
Until Shockwave Therapy, therapeutic treatment options for chronic tendonitis were typically limited to anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) and basic therapeutic programs combining rest, stretching exercises and other conventional therapies, such as ultrasound, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and soft tissue mobilization.
Corticosteroid injections were occasionally administered and, less often, surgical operations. But, the traditional approach was not always successful and so a newer treatment for chronic tendonitis was investigated.
In the early 1990s, European researchers developed and administered a focal point shockwave for kidney stones. These devices weren’t made for arms and legs, and was so painful patients had to be anesthetized. Results were not optimal either.
Shockwave treatment units today use lower energy, spread-beam shockwaves designed for upper and lower extremities Treatments are more comfortable with more effective outcomes.
How many treatments might I need?
Most patients need up to four sessions with a week break between each. Severe problems may need one or two additional treatments at either a six or 12-week follow-up appointment.
At Dynamic Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, we assess YOUR specific needs and guide you as you move forward with maintenance techniques to keep the pain at bay. Give us a call today!