Harnessing the power of sound
We provide Shockwave Therapy on the Sunshine Coast and at our Indooroopilly clinic. It is a non-surgical procedure that directs acoustic waves to damaged tissue, stimulating it to regenerate and heal.
✓ Reduces inflammation
✓ Stimulates healing
✓ Minimal side effects
✓ Speeds up recovery
Who is Shockwave Therapy for?
Shockwave should be considered for treatment of chronic conditions (longer than 3 months) that have not responded to more conservative treatments such as shoes, orthotics and exercises. It can also be used to speed up recovery of injuries.
Possible side effects include discomfort in the area surrounding the injury and bruising, but both are rare.
Shockwave Therapy is not recommended if you:
- Are pregnant
- Are taking anticoagulants (blood thinners)
- Have any blood clotting disorders (e.g. DVT)
- Have a pacemaker
- Are under 18 years old
- Have received a steroid injection within 6 weeks
- Have an infection or skin abrasion at the treatment site
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Compressed air builds kinetic energy inside the device, which is then directed to the damaged tissue in the form of an acoustic wave. The high energy transferred to the painful area prompts new blood vessels to form, reverses chronic inflammation, stimulates collagen production, de calcifies calcium build up, disperses pain mediators and releases tense areas of muscle - all which promote natural healing.
Shockwave Therapy has fewer side effects compared to surgery and offers a shorter recovery time. It also eliminates the risks associated with surgery and general anesthesia.
- A device held against the skin transmits shockwaves to the affected area
- Treatment lasts for approximately 5 minutes
- It may be painful in the beginning as it directly stimulates the injury or painful area but discomfort will ease as the treatment continues. Most patients experience some numbness towards the end and tolerable soreness post-treatment.
- Some patients report immediate improvement, while others experience discomfort for a couple of days before seeing improvement within 10 days
- 3 weekly treatments are usually required but this will vary depending on the condition
Shockwave Therapy cost per session
Regular/Private Health: $120
Bupa: $64 + $25 out of pocket
For any further information about Shockwave Therapy on the Sunshine Coast, simply contact us today.