What is Shockwave Therapy?

The next breakthrough treatment in orthopaedic medicine…

The best way to describe shockwave is to explain that it is “an acoustic pressure wave”.  Shockwave Therapy sends acoustic shockwaves into bone or soft tissue, in effect re-injuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments.  The controlled re-injuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells.  The resulting re-vascularization leads to faster healing, a chemically induced decrease in pain and sensitivity of the pain receptors, and often a return to pre-injury activity levels.

Originating in Europe, shockwave therapy is a scientifically proven treatment alternative with a scope ranging from; people with chronic pain some may have exhausted all other treatments available, to professional athletes.  Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive, out-patient alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders.

Shockwave Therapy has proven clinically effective for the treatment of:

• Plantar fasciitis & heel spurs
• Golf & tennis elbow tendonitis
• Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder/rotator cuff
• Knee patellar tendonitis
• Frozen/Stiff Shoulder
• Achilles tendonitis
• Iliotibial Band Syndrome
• Shin Splints
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Trigger Finger
• Hip tendonitis
• Morton’s Neuroma
• Trigger Points / Fibromyalgia
• Chronic Muscle Tension
• Bursitis anywhere
• Recalictrant Diabetic Wounds

“Shockwave Therapy has helped many of my past patients reduce their pain, and improve their well-being, at Ace Physio we would love to chat with you to see whether you would also be a good fit for this incredible new therapy.”
-Brad Saltz (Registered Physiotherapist)