Shockwave therapy at Core Physio is a multidisciplinary device used in sports medicine, orthopaedics, and physiotherapy.
It is a non-surgical therapy that is used as part of rehabilitation to promote recovery by providing pain relief as well as mobility restoration.
It can also be used in a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including tendon problems, bursitis, and bone injuries.
Initially The treatment initiates a pro-inflammatory response, an inflammation-like condition, in the tissue that is being treated.
Blood circulation and metabolism in the area increases, which in turn accelerates the healing process.
The shockwaves then break down scar tissue and bony deposits stimulating new healing.
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Most people are appropriate for shockwave therapy. However, if any of the following criteria apply to you, this would need to be discussed with your clinician:
Core Physio has been shown to be effective in 80–85% of cases involving chronic conditions.
Pain relief normally occurs within one to two weeks of treatment, but the final outcome can only be evaluated several months after treatment has ended as the healing process will be ongoing.
Most people report the treatment as uncomfortable, but tolerable. If you cannot tolerate it, please inform your clinician. Adjustments can be made.
Discomfort may be experienced for approximately one to two hours after treatment. Normally, it will resolve within 48 hours. Over-the-counter pain relief can be used to help manage this.
Skin redness or minor bruising over the tender area can occur but normally resolves within two to three days.
We strongly advise you to avoid any activity that will stress the treated area for at least 48 hours after each treatment.
Normally 3–5 treatment sessions, 7 –14 days apart, is sufficient. Severe chronic conditions may require more sessions.
Shockwave therapy treatment may be performed by sports physicians, orthopaedic consultants, and physiotherapists.
Some, but not all private healthcare insurance companies will cover the cost of shockwave therapy. Please speak with your provider directly.
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