Radial Shock Wave Therapy is one of our newer services, targeted at relieving your pain through the use of a low-medium energy pneumatic wave generated by an air compressor inside the device. Radial Shock Wave Therapy is used for treatment of common tendinopathy, or tendon strain and pain through overuse. This includes conditions such as: achilles pain, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), tennis or golfer’s elbow and painful calcium deposits in tendons (calcific tendonitis).
Healing of these painful areas is sped up with Radial Shock Wave Therapy by activating the self-healing effects of the body. As a result, your pain is decreased, and mobility increased – say hello to that golf or tennis game sooner!
Patient satisfaction reached 90%
More than 75% very satisfied patients
Helps where conventional therapy fails
85% of patients return to active sports faster
How does Radial Shock Wave Therapy work?
First of all, by hand or using ultrasound, your physiotherapist locates the areas of pain. For optimal efficacy, gel is applied on the area to be treated. The Radial Shock Wave Therapy device is held to the treatment area and shockwaves are applied.
Does Radial Shock Wave Therapy Hurt?
Most of the therapy is relatively painless. At times the shockwaves may be little uncomfortable.
How long does Radial Shock Wave Therapy treatment take?
The duration will vary based on the pain and condition being treated. Generally, this will be from 5 to 10 minutes.
How Often Would I Need Radial Shock Wave Therapy Treatment?
6 to 8 sessions once per week, again, depending on the condition being treated.
Book an appointment online or phone 02 6652 7355 to speak to a friendly team member today.