Shockwave Therapy Cairns Podiatry Treatment

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) also known as ‘Shockwave therapy’, is used to treat a range of lower limb conditions. More so, long-standing soft tissue conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) and achilles tendinopathy. Your Cairns Podiatrists are all trained in the use of shockwave therapy. 

How does it work?

Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and soft tissues with chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and a repairing process of the tendons and other soft tissues. Shockwave also helps to increase blood flow and healing, which can result in an immediate relief in pain, making is easier to complete exercises and stretches. Shockwave therapy is reserved for chronic conditions as one of the main aims of this Cairns treatment is to revert the injury back into its acute form to enable the healing process to be as effective as possible. 

What does it feel like?

The acoustic wave emitted by the shockwave therapy feels like pressure and a positive side to shockwave is that we can alter the level of pressure according to the individual’s feedback. This means we can start off on a low setting and increase the pressure until we reach a level that is comfortable for the patient, ensuring we are getting maximal results.

How many treatments will I need?

Everybody is different, however the recommended frequency of treatment would be 4 sessions approximately one week apart. This is a guideline and each treatment plan can be altered based on the individual’s needs, decided by your cairns podiatrist at your initial consultation. Before shockwave therapy can begin, a full biomechanical assessment is completed to ensure that this is the most appropriate treatment modality and to identify any further underlying concerns which can be addressed in conjunction with the shockwave treatment. 

If you feel you could benefit from shockwave, don’t hesitate in contacting us on 40455749, or book an appointment online for further information and assessment.


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