Shockwave therapy is used to treat the pain & impairment caused by chronic overuse injuries. It has been proven to be highly effective and is non-invasive. Shockwave therapy causes a series of high energy stimulations to be applied to the affected area causing scar tissue to break down promoting healing.
It is used to treat many conditions but most often injuries of the elbow, knee and ankle. During a session 2000 – 3000 pulses are delivered to the affected area. Treatment may take 5 -10 minutes but at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions it is used as part of a holistic treatment plan.
Patients may need several sessions delivered over a period of time. Most patients report that the treatment does not cause pain but some discomfort may be felt depending on the pain being felt.
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