8 QUESTIONS ABOUT SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

  1. What is Shockwave Therapy?

SWT is the application of acoustic waves carrying high energy to painful spots and soft tissues that are affected by repetitive, acute, sub-chronic and chronic conditions.

  1. How does it work? What’s the effect?

A pressure wave is produced via a projectile by using accelerated compressed air generated by a ballistic pressure compressor in the unit. This pressure wave is then launched almost like a sling shot through the applicator probe and into the client’s body.

shockwave therapy

mechanism of action of SWT

The science of the therapy will provide 3 major medical effects:

  • Pain Relief
  • Acceleration of Healing
  • Improves & Restores Mobility
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shockwave unit

  1. What are the benefits of SWT?
  • Non-evasive
  • Your body does not have to burdened by medications – especially pain meds
  • Can prevent surgical intervention
  • Faster recovery times for athletes
  • Reduction of employee/worker absenteeism
  • Trigger point release
  • Backed by research yielding positive results
  1. Common conditions treated (relating to Podiatry)
  • Heel pain
  • Hamstring pain
  • Knee pain
  • Thigh muscle tightness and pain
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Achilles pain (Achillodynia/Achilliobursitis)
  • Pain in groin area
  • Shin splints
  • Painful muscular trigger points
SWT for hip/glutes

SWT for hip/glutes

  1. What are the possible side-effects?
  • Swelling in the area
  • Numbness and prickliness in treated area
  • Haematoma – bruising
  • Can cause fluctuated heart activity
  1. When can’t SWT be used?
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood disorders
  • Blood thinning medications
  • Growing cartilage in children
  • Inapplicable to head, spinal cord, face, vital organs
  • Thrombosis
  1. Does it really work?

Yes.

Since the year 2012, SWT has been backed as being safe, effective, time saving, non-invasive treatment, well-tolerated, lacking side-effects and potentially decrease health care costs by well-known medical and health journals such as the International Journal of the Care of the Injured1,  Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology2, MedPulse – International Medical Journal3 and Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association4

SWT achilles calf heel pain

SWT achilles calf heel pain

The Daily Mail Australia wrote an article about SWT and the effectiveness to heal heel pain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2242517/Shockwaves-fired-foot-cured-crippling-pain–got-heels.html

  1. What is Grant’s treatment process?

My specialty is musculoskeletal conditions with particular focus on physical posture and muscle. Put simply, a muscle is very similar to an elastic band that can be stretched, be flexible and with strength. That’s how I approach any muscle condition with 3 primary goals for muscle tension and pain:

  • Improve flexibility
  • Reduce tension
  • Strengthen weak muscles

I provide SWT and muscle therapy in clinic but I also provide house calls and corporate workplace visits where I will bring my Podiatry service to you onsite

Bookings can be made online or via contacting the clinic on 97931929.

heal heel pain

 

Move smarter not harder!

Cheers

Grant

Grant Duong, Podiatry

At the Triumph Institute located in the heart of Bankstown, Sydney we also practice podiatry. It’s a medical field that specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of problems and issues that affect the lower limbs, from the lower back right down to our feet.

Learn more about Triumph Podiatry →

References

  1. http://www.injuryjournal.com/article/S0020-1383(16)30111-5/abstract?cc=y=
  2. http://vcot.schattauer.de/en/contents/archivestandard/issue/2323/manuscript/25510.html
  3. https://www.medpulse.in/Article/Volume2Issue6/MedPulse_2_6_13.pdf
  4. http://www.japmaonline.org/doi/abs/10.7547/14-131

 

 

 

 

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