Harnessing the power of sound

Shockwave Therapy may sound intense, but it can be a life-changer for many people. It’s a non-invasive surgical procedure that involves directing strong sound waves to damaged tissue in the affected area, stimulating it to heal.

✓ Reduces inflammation

✓ Stimulates healing

✓ Minimal side effects

✓ Quicker recovery

Who is Shockwave Therapy for?

Shockwave should be considered for treatment of chronic conditions (> 3 months) that have not responded to conservative treatments, such as shoes, orthotics and exercises. Possible side effects include discomfort around the area of injury, and bruising, but this is 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?

The sound waves break up the tissue, creating small tunnels through which new blood vessels can grow, and the increased blood supply allows the tissue to heal. The result is a reduction in inflammation and pain from the affected ligament.

Generally, Shockwave Therapy has fewer side effects compared to surgery, and offers quicker recovery time. It also eliminates the risks associated with surgery and general anaesthesia.

Treatment process

The Shockwave Therapy procedure is performed here in our office using the latest technology.

  • Shockwaves are transmitted via a hand piece held against the skin to the affected area.
  • Treatment lasts for approximately 5 minutes.
  • The start of treatment may be painful as we are targeting the injured area but, as treatment continues, the discomfort reduces and then most patients report some numbness and heaviness around the area.
  • Post treatment – some patients report immediate improvement, while others report of discomfort a couple of days following treatment and notice improvement within 10 days of the first treatment.
  • 3 weekly treatments is usually advised and required, depending on the condition

Shockwave Therapy costs

Per session: $80

Bupa patients per session: $61

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