Also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), this treatment is a clinically proven and highly effective method for treating chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions. An extracorporeal shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, non-electrical high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area. This will then break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions. Our therapists can help with a range of issues including plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, tennis elbow and much more.
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The break down of scar tissue is the key to why shockwave therapy is so effective. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function, thereby weakening the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain. Therefore, by increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. Normal function can then be restored.
Shockwave therapy can be effective on a wide range of soft tissue and bony conditions. Here are some examples of conditions where shockwave has effectively treated and restored normal function:
After only 3 or 4 treatments, over 80% of patients report a reduction of pain and regaining of normal function. All our therapists are trained in the use of shockwave therapy. Therefore, we may choose to incorporate it into your treatment plan.
Give us a call today to book an appointment for shockwave therapy in Torquay. We have become a trusted and reputable clinic across the local area due to our professional treatments and personal services. So, if you would like more information on our treatments, just speak to a member of our team today!