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Shockwave Therapy – Is it for you?

We’ve been using shockwave therapy for around 2 years now and are still impressed with result that this gets with tendinopathies, various muscle issues and plantar fasciitis. If you’ve have one of these you know how stubborn they can be to deal with. Shockwave therapy is a device used for tissue healing, fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Typically we see marked changes in around 5 sessions.

So how does it work? The shockwave device produces an acoustic pressure wave that penetrates into the tissue of the injured area. This causes the injury to undergo neovascularization, differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and local release of angiogenetic factors. Or in plain english it increases blow flow to the area and stimulates new healthy tissue to grow. It also decreases inflammation in the area. This mean less pain and new healthy tissue. Another benefit is that the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted to minimise any extra discomfort to an already sore area.

A session will typically last anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. Which area usually performed 1 to 2 times per week over a 3-6 week period.

The results we’ve seen so far and the feedback we’ve had from patients has been great. If you’d like more information to see if we might be able to help you get in touch with us.

Or if you’d like to book an appointment to try shockwave therapy you can do that HERE.


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