Are you suffering with a long Term Tendon Injury?
Have you been suffering with an ongoing and chronic tendon injury? Injuries like
- Plantar fasciitis
- Lateral Hip pain
- Tennis elbow
- Frozen shoulder?
Have you tried cortisone but it only seemed to work for 1 week? Are you now considering surgery? Then you NEED to keep reading!
Shockwave Therapy may be the answer you are looking for?
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – has been used to treat musculoskeletal injuries since the early 90’s. Based on the medical procedure know as Lithotripsy (used to treat kidney stones). A non-invasive therapy that uses acoustic shockwaves delivered straight to the site of your pain. These sound waves kick starts the body’s natural healing process. Promoting pain relief as well as tendon remodelling and regeneration.
Most of our patients report a significant pain relief immediately after therapy. While Up to 85%% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon injury after a course of shockwave therapy.
What is involved?
Shockwaves are transmitted to the site of injury via a hand-piece held by the clinician. Initially there may be some discomfort, but this is short lived. Each treatment involves delivering 2500 pulsed shockwaves to the injury site. Typically most patients require 3-5 treatments. Often we see significant improvement and instant reduction in pain after the first session. It’s also important remember that the bodies natural healing process continues to occur after the shockwave treatment sessions.
What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
- A safe and clinically backed treatment option to you long term tendon injury.
- Non invasive.
- Return to activity and life pain free
- Accelerate healing and tissue regeneration.
- Reduce pain and enhance the anti-inflammatory effect.
- Back by good scientific evidence – Click here to read one of the many research papers.
How many shockwave treatments will I need?
The number of shockwave session required will differ from patient to patient. Consideration such as:
- Type of injury,
- Where in your body it where it is located in the body and
- How long you have had the injury for.
Generally speaking most of our clients will undertake 3-5 sessions, and no more than 8.
Who can’t have Shockwave?
While shockwave is extremely safe, there are few people for whom shockwave is a not allowed: These include:
- Our Pregnant patients
- Those Bleeding disorders or taking Blood thinning medication (Warfarin/ Clexane medications)
- Those suffering with Tumors
- If there is Local inflammation or a wound
2 weeks FREE gym membership*:
To ensure you and your tendon injury are given the best possible chance to succeed and recover, we will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan. This will outline educational material on your injury, how best to manage it, as well as rehabilitation exercises to help strengthen the area and reduce the risk of re-aggravation. We will also give you a 2 week FREE gym membership to kick start your rehabilitation program.
*Offer valid for Snap Fitness Glen Iris or Goodlife Glen Iris.
So what do I do now?
If you are suffering with a tendon injury that doesn’t seem to be improving with conservative hands on therapy, something needs to change. You can book in to see one of our Osteopath’s for your Shockwave Therapy session. If you are unsure this is the right treatment option for you, you can chat to use via the blue drift box in the bottom right hand corner. Alternatively you can send us an email at [email protected] with your contact details and we can arrange a chat to see if you are a suitable candidate for shockwave therapy, as well as answer any questions you may have about this treatment option.
At Equilibrium Sports and Spinal clinic we thrive on helping Glen Iris locals who are suffering with tendon injury. Our Osteopaths service Malvern, Glen Iris, Ashburton, Hawthorn and Caulfield. Let us help you turn your ongoing tendon injury into a thing of the past! and get you back to doing the things you love.