What Is Shock Wave Therapy?
Radial shock wave therapy uses high pressure acoustic frequencies that pass through the targeted tissue to initiate repair and healing. Stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
What Does Shock Wave Therapy Treat?
Shock wave is a research proven therapy effective in treating many chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Especially those where previous conservative treatment have not been enough to resolve notoriously stubborn complaints. These can include but not limited to the following;
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain/ Heel Spurs)
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Shin Splints
- Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy
- Peroneal Tendinopathy (Lateral Foot Pain)
- Ankle Ligament Injuries
Contraindication of Shock Wave Treatment?
- Blood clotting disorder (including thrombosis).
- Prescribed anti-coagulant medication.
- Steroid injection administered within the specific area within 6 weeks prior to treatment.
- Skin Infection or wounds at the treatment site.
- If you are Under 18 (except in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease).
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Radial Shock wave immediately reduced substance P in the tissues, which cause pain. Therefore majority of patients experience pain reduction and a greater range of movement immediately after the procedure.
Long term tissue healing generally begins after a few days. Depending on your condition, healing may continue for weeks to months.
How Does it Work?
- Stimulates fibroblast activity (collagen production) – healing connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
- Stimulates osteoblast (bone cell) production – healing bone.
- Reduces substance P within the tissues for pain relief.
- Inhibits Cox II Enzyme, causing an anti-inflammatory effect.
- Increasing circulation to the effected area.
- Breaks down hardened deposits and scar tissue formation.
What’s Does the Treatment Involve?
Radial shock wave treatment are safe and non-invasive. There are no electrical shocks, as the name may suggest!
The exact location of your pain is palpated a contact gel is applied to the area. A hand held probe is applied to the skin delivering acoustic pressure waves in a controlled and focused manner. Typically 5-10 minutes of shock wave is delivered, per injured area.
A course of shock wave therapy usually consists of weekly treatments for 3-6 weeks, depending on injury severity.
Why We Chose the Dolocast Shock Wave Machine.
We wanted to ensure if our patients are paying for a service that they are receiving the best, evidence based treatment.
With the DolorClast shock wave machine, we strongly feel that there is no better quality radial shock wave treatment on the market.
Here are few reasons why;
- Dolocast was the original inventor of radial shock wave therapy and continue to improve the quality treatments their machines deliver.
- Clinical proven results with over 30/45 independent randomised control trials listed in the PEDro databaseon radial shock wave, performed using DolorClast machines.
- In 80% of the clinical studies the Dolocast shock wave therapy had better clinical outcomes than the control group, for chronic injury.
- With over 10,000 machines used world wide. It is the chosen machine by La Trobe University , AFL clubs and highly regarded sports physicians.
- Swiss designed and manufacture, using the highest quality materials and workmanship.
- The Swiss DolorClast Classic has FDA approval as a “Generator, Shock Wave, For Pain Relief” device, Class III. It is the only shock wave radial device, with FDA approval. All our shock wave therapy machines have registered their radial devices with the FDA as Electric Therapeutic Massagers (Class I).
If you would like to know any further information or ask us any further treatment please get in contact . We are more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.