About Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy isn’t new to the healing game. Originally used to break up kidney stones in the early 20th century. This therapy has continued to evolve to have a wide application across many conditions that affect the body.

Shockwave utilises acoustic energy which builds up in the body’s cells. The handpiece is applied with a constant pressure to the affected body part. This concentrated effect ensures the body’s cells exert an anti-inflammatory effect which induces healing and reduces pain.

Its use in the lower limb has continued to have many applications primarily treating musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy and patella tendinopathy. It has recently been adapted for osteoarthritis of the knee and big toe joint.

How the treatment works

Boost tissue healing

Shockwave therapy provides a mechanical stimulus to the targeted tissue and surrounding area. It’s conducted by pulse acoustic waves and through mechanotransduction. This stimulus kick starts the tissue healing process within the injured tendon, muscles and bone which enhances tissue regeneration and remodeling.

Pain reduction

Clinical evidence proves shockwave therapy significantly reduces pain due to its analgesic effect.

Reduces Inflammation

The mechanically induced stimulus increases blood flow and growth factors to the injured sites, which helps in reducing inflammation in the tendons, muscles and bone.

Shockwave Therapy Treats

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Muscle Strain
  • Trigger Points
  • Plantar Fibroma