Shock Wave Therapy

What Is Shock Wave Therapy (SWT)?

Radial shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves. They are transmitted through the surface of the skin and spread radially (spherically) into the body. The body, responds with increased metabolic activity around the site of the pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process.

  • The precision compressed-air impulse accelerates the projectile in the handpiece.
  • The impact of the projectile on the applicator generates the shockwave.
  • The shockwave is delivered to the tissue.

Simple Treatment

Your Podiatrist locates the pain through history and palpation.

  • No surgery
  • No needles
  • No associated risks
  • No strong medication
  • No bothersome side effects
  • Fast, gentle and effective.

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SWT Acts Fast:

Just 4 to 6 applications at short intervals – just a few minutes each. Activates self-healing processes that continue to act even after therapy has been completed. The soothing effect of SWT becomes noticeable in just a few days.

Clinical Study Results:

  • SWT is used successfully in professional sports medicine and in daily medical practice worldwide.
  • Its’ effectiveness has been demonstrated in a multitude of international clinical studies (up to 70-84% * successful outcomes) and has been approved by the TGA.
  • The advantage of extra-corporeal shockwaves is that they produce an analgesic effect on the treated area. The unfocused propagation of the shockwaves extends to the entire area where pain occurs.

SWT is used to treat:

Benefits include:

  • Affordable walk-in/walk-out in-office procedure
  • No anaesthesia
  • No injections
  • No surgery
  • No negative side effects
  • No time off work
  • Quick relief

No Referral Needed!

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*REFERENCES 1. Gerdesmeyer L, Frey C, Vester J, Maier M, Weil L Jr, Weil L Sr, et al. Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is safe and effective in the treatment of chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis: results of a confirmatory randomized placebo-controlled multicenter study. Am J Sports Med. Nov 2008;36(11):2100-9. 2. Lowell Scott Weil Jr. DPM, Thomas S. Roukis DPM, Lowell Scott Weil Sr. DPM, and Anthony H. Borrelli DPM, Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis: indications, protocol, intermediate results, and a comparison of results to plantar fasciotomy. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 41(3): 166-72. 3. Ogden, John A, MD, et al. Electrohydraulic High-Energy Shockwave Treatment for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American) 86:2216- 2228 (2004) 4. Wang, Chin-Jeng, MD, et al. Long-Term Results of Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. April 2006. 34: 592-596. 5. Benton-Weil, W, Weil, Jr, LS, Weil, Sr, LS, Borrelli AH, Percutaneous plantar fasciotomy, :a minimally invasive procedure for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. J. Foot Ankle Surg. 37(4):269-272, 1998

If you would like to speak with a Podiatrist about your specific condition and whether you may benefit from shockwave, please just call and ask. We are 100% here to help you!

Please note that an Initial Biomechanical Assessment is required to first diagnose your condition and determine whether SWT will help you.

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