Physiotherapy Works is thrilled to announce that we have introduced shock wave therapy starting January 2018!
What is shock wave therapy?
Shock wave therapy is a non- invasive treatment tool that uses high-energy sound waves to increase blood flow and break up scar tissue in a number of sub acute and chronic conditions. Within one week early cellular and physiological changes occur to promote healing, and within one month, there is increased blood supply and cell proliferation that results in tissue regeneration and repair of inflamed tendons and bone!
What conditions is shock wave therapy used?
Research shows that shock wave therapy has been used to successful aid in the treatment of the following:
- Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
- Plantar fascia
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Avascular necrosis of the femoral head
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Osteochondritis dessicans
- Non-calcifying tendinopathy of the shoulder.
How long does it take to work?
The effect of shock wave therapy depends on the dose (intensity) used and symptoms tend to improve with time. Benefits of treatment may be felt initially or around four weeks of treatment.
Are there any risks?
The complications and risks are low, however, as with any treatments are some negative side effects including minor swelling, bruising, redness and soreness post treatment.
Shock wave therapy is also not recommended in treatment areas over the lungs, brain, eyes, open wounds, implanted devices, major nerves and arteries, local cancers and pregnancy.
Our appoint information.
Based on the research and results of shock wave therapy as a treatment tool, physiotherapy works is very excited to provide this service to our patients in 2018! Our specialized shock wave therapy appointments will be completed by chartered physiotherapists Fran Theron and David Gardiner at a charge of 75.00 euros for 30-minute appointments.
[Fran Theron and Davids photo]
If you have been struggling with the rehabilitation of one of the above conditions, or have any questions regarding shock wave therapy, call today to speak with a physiotherapist.
By: Tara Moore MISCP