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Shock Wave Therapy

Shockwave therapy for shoulder pain in Physiotherapy | Kinesis Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy or Radial Shockwave Therapy provides treatments to patients suffering from a range of chronic conditions that are notoriously difficult to resolve.

Originally it was developed in the treatment of kidney stones as an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. Along with noting differences in the size of the stones, patients had reported improvement of chronic musculoskeletal conditions in the area of treatment and thus further research and development was placed into it's use.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

High pressure acoustic shockwaves are produced and passed through the skin to begin tissue repair and stimulate pain relief. With the ability to change the range and depth of the shockwaves, therapists are able to penetrate deeper tissues that other modalities cannot reach.

What conditions does Shockwave Therapy effectively treat?

Multiple recent clinical trials have shown shockwave therapy is highly effective at treating the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis/heel spur

  • Shoulder tendinopathies +/- calcification

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • Achilies tendinopathy

  • Patella tendinopathy

Impressive results have been seen for patients with chronic/difficult to resolve injuries when the shockwave is used in conjunction with other modalities of treatment.



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