Shock Wave Therapy

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Benefits of Shockwave

Shockwave therapy is a device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine and urology. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. As it is a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, it makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. 

Often clinics will offer Shockwave therapy as a separate treatment at a higher cost performed outside of your manual therapy appointment, however at Active Therapy, we believe all patients should have access to its benefits. If we feel it will enhance your treatment plan, we'll include it within your normal session and at no extra cost. Whether seeing one of our osteopaths or physiotherapists, Shockwave therapy will be available to you.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues of both acute and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. 

The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue. 

Shockwave therapy can help with:

  • New blood vessel formation

  • Reduce chronic inflammation

  • Stimulate collagen production

  • Release trigger points

Common conditions that shockwave

is beneficial for: 

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Chronic muscular pain

  • Chronic Tendon issues

  • Golfers and tennis elbow

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Shoulder pain

  • Tendon Calcification

  • Trochanteric bursitis (Lateral hip pain)

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