Are you struggling with an ongoing or long-term injury?
Shockwave Therapy may be the solution for you!
Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is an effective and non-invasive treatment for injured soft tissue, specifically tendon and plantar fascia. It is usually employed when an injury reaches a chronic non-healing state.
At Recover Physio, we pride ourselves in not providing 'gimmicky' treatments, so you won't find many electrotherapies in our clinics, as most do not have the scientific research to back them up. Shockwave Therapy, however, has become a popular and proven form of treatment, so it is one that we regularly use.
Why Shockwave Therapy?
A safe alternative to surgery or steroid injections, Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven to stimulate metabolic reactions, reducing pain and provoking an acute phase of healing. It has been proven to have a high rate of success with conditions that are otherwise difficult to treat, such as chronic and very painful injuries.
It is particularly effective for treating plantar fascitis and most tendon conditions, including achilles, hamstring, patellar, gluteal and tennis elbow tendinopathies.
How does it work?
Shockwave targets injured tissue with specially calibrated shockwaves. These create tiny cavitation bubbles in the tissue which then burst and stimulate blood flow, stem cell activity and pain reducing enzymes in the treated area. This results in pain relief, as well as stimulating long-term tissue repair. In summary, it changes your chronic condition back into an acute one, stimulating the body's healing response.
How can it help me?
Shockwave Therapy, in the right hands, can be the difference between a chronic tendon issue stopping you from being active, to you doing the things you want to do again.
It is excellent at treating:
The problem is that some clinicians promote it as a 'cure all' treatment. The truth is that it is excellent at treating these conditions, but only at specific times in their development. The good news is that we can assess and recognise when these specific times are and use Shockwave accordingly to get you excellent results.
If you have been told that Shockwave Therapy may work for you, or you want to find out more about it, you can speak to one of our friendly therapists. Just click below to request a callback from a member of our team to find out more!