Radial Shock Wave Therapy

We are very excited to be able to provide RSWT at our practice. This machine has been shown to be very useful in the treatment of many hard to treat tendinopathies High success rates are shown for the treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), Patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee), Achilles tendinopathy and others.

Radial shock wave therapy is a form of treatment delivered by a highly specialised piece of equipment.The machine produces high energy impulses or shocks that are delivered to the skin over the area that we want to treat. The shock wave travels through he tissues and imparts its energy to the inflamed or abnormal tissue. On average, 2000 shocks are delivered on each treatment session and this is repeated weekly for three treatments sessions.

The shocks have been shown to increase blood flow and destroy abnormal tissue, resulting in a more healthy healing environment. The tissue heals slowly over 6-8 weeks.

This treatment has a proven place in the treatment of tendon/bone and tendon/muscle abnormalities. Conditions treated include Tennis elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, Plantar fasciitis(heel spurs), Patellar tendinopathy (jumpers knee), rotator cuff injuries (shoulder) etc.

This treatment is also very useful in the treatment of muscle Trigger points.

 

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Diagnosis

It is our belief that correct treatment requires an accurate diagnosis. The commencement of treatment to an injury without knowing the diagnosis goes against our ideals.

Muti-disciplined approach

To enable the best form of treatment available, we utilise the services of a wide variety of like-minded health professionals with a special interest in sports medicine.

Choice

It is vitally important that you are actively involved in the decision making about your own care.

Ethics

We certainly try to do nothing to people that would cause harm. Whilst some treatments will have inherent risks, there are other treatments where the risk is unacceptable.