What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

It is the latest breakthrough in technology for pain management of soft-tissue and bone injuries leading to the restoration of mobility. Patients need to be examined to determine suitability for treatment.


How it works:

The therapy involves a series of Shockwaves (physical not electrical) that are applied to the injured area. soft tissue inflammation and calcified bone that receive these pulses heal stronger and no harm is caused to the surrounding tissue. The shockwaves break down calcification and injured tissue enabling the body to regenerate new tissue and heal itself.

Suitable candidates for Radial Shockwave Therapy:

Patients with chronic pain who have not responded well to other conservative methods of treatment such as orthotics, medications, injections and physiotherapy would benefit most. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, muscle or joint pain and injury, heel or arch pain, achilles tendonitis, and knee or patella tendinitis you would be considered a candidate for Radial Shockwave Therapy. Shockwave therapy also has a healing effect on bone so can be used to treat stress fractures, avascular necrosis (dead bone) and slow healing bone. Depending on the condition and the severity healing can take weeks up to months.

Are there any side effects with Radial Shockwave Therapy?

As no medication, injections, surgery or anaesthesia is required for the treatment, there are virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience a small amount of tingling, warmth or numbness after the treatment.

Advantages of RSWT

  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • No anaesthesia or medication
  • Fast results
  • High success rate (70-80%)

What conditions can be treated with RSWT?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy

6 - 8 treatments are required depending on the chronicity of the problem, with treatments given at 7 – 10 day intervals

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    Master Health Science Podiatry Dip. App. Science Podiatry (QUT) Dip. Diagnostic Radiography (Warsaw) Gained her first degree in medical Radiography and proceeded to work in the Department of Internal Affairs Military Hospital based in Poland.  She received an Early Childhood … Continue reading

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