lso referred to as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is offered by the physiotherapists and chiropractors at all our Central Coast clinics. It offers a drug-free method of reducing pain and promoting healing, particularly in chronic injuries.
Shockwave is an innovative, non-invasive treatment involving high frequency, short duration, bursts of high-energy pulses that are transmitted into injured tissues. It is based on the technology used to break up kidney stones but is less powerful and more suitable for in-clinic purposes.
These high intensity pulses of mechanical energy stimulate the injured tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, etc.) at a cellular level, which promotes a healing response. Ultimately, this treatment strategy accelerates tissue healing with improved quality of scar tissue production.
Literature has shown this technique to be very successful in the treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries, tendinopathies and repetitive strain disorders.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy treatment involves local application of shockwaves, which are short, high frequency and high intensity bursts of energy waves that travel faster than the speed of sound. This energy is applied directly to the site of injury in order to: