Shockwave Therapy also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is considered to be a non-invasive procedure that produces single acoustic intense pressure waves to microscopically create an inflammatory repsonse and induce regeneration within tissues of the body. Research out there suggests that Shockwave is a highly effective and non invasive treatment protocol for chronic conditions and tendinopathies15. One study revealed that16 Shockwave is equivalent if not better than having an arthroscope for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, simply due it being non-invasive, having less complications and costing cheaper.
Shockwave has been proven to have an average success rate of 80% for chronic pain and tendon pathologies such as;
• Achilles tendinopathy15
• Lateral Epicondylitis15
• Plantar Fasciitis18 19
• Patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee/Osgoodschlatters)18
• Trochanteric/Gluteal tendinopathy and associated bursitis19
• Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder15, 16
• Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)17
• Chronic lower back pain19
Call us now on 03 9704 7244 for more information on whether or not this type of treatment may be suitable for you. Click here for FAQ’S about Shockwave.
Like any other technique our Osteopaths may utilize during treatment – there are always potential adverse reactions and outcomes to a particular technique chosen for treatment. Your qualified Osteopath will ensure that a detailed history and examination has been taken to make sure that these treatment techniques are suitable for you and that all risks are minimised to outweigh the benefits.