What A Shock!

Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment that is suited for difficult musculo-skeletal conditions by using high amounts of energy in the form of a sound wave.

This energy leads to a cascade of effects including new blood vessel growth, reversal of long term inflammation, breakdown of calcified tissues and stimulation of collagen, a repair tissue that is needed to heal the damaged area.

Shockwave is great for a number of conditions, including but not limited to ;

  • Plantar Fasciitis/heel spur
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Muscle strains
  • Shin splints
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease

Shockwave is better than regular non-invasive treatment as it treats the source rather than the symptoms, so we can get you back to doing the things you love without pain.

At the Whole Body Clinic, a Shockwave Therapy consultation will include a thorough questioning regarding the history of your injury, a series of tests to find the primary location of your pain and then using the Shockwave applicator for a period of 15-20 minutes, depending on your condition.

You will notice a pain decrease almost immediately and will last over the next 24 hours following treatment and you will have better mobility after 24-48 hours. 

Most conditions that we use for Shockwave Therapy are long term problems, so most patients will need 3-10 sessions to achieve full recovery for their injury.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Whole Body Clinic on (07) 5613 3130

Dr Mark Crawford- Osteopath