Shockwave Therapy Sydney Northern Beaches
Shockwave Therapy What Is It?
A shockwave is created when compressed air accelerates quickly causing a projectile to strike a fixed applicator, creating kinetic energy. We can then use this energy to stimulate metabolic changes in the desired treatment areas.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Help My Injury?
When applied to injured tissues it has been shown to help: – Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers – Increase blood circulation – Stem cell activation Together, all can promote tissue regeneration.
What Type of Injuries Does Shockwave Therapy Help
Shockwave treatment is a great tool alongside other manual therapies and a tailored rehab program. It is mainly used for the treatment of tendon overuse injuries, including: – Achilles pain – Heel pain or Plantar Fasciitis – Tennis elbow – Gluteal pain
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The actual treatment involves holding a handheld applicator against the injured tissue, It is non-invasive and has minimal side effects. It is recommended to begin with 3-5 sessions approximately 3-7 days apart