Physio One now offer patients access to radial shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy is an ideal treatment for chronic muscle and tendon conditions. The benefits are a quicker recovery, pain reduction and the breakdown of calcification.
Treatment involves an assessment by the physiotherapist and, if suitable, usually 6 to 8 treatment session are required to gain significant improvement.
There is a fair bit of recent research into shockwave therapy and below are some of the specific effects:
Pain reduction by production of substance P and the hyper stimulation of pain sensors
Regeneration of affected tissue:
- Improved blood perfusion and new vascularization
- Increases in growth factors
- Increases in mesenchymal stem cells
- Stimulation of the metabolism
- Breakdown of calcifications and fibroses
Success rate of 80%:
- 6 to 8 treatment sessions needed on average
- Realistic alternative to surgery
We can treat following indications:
Chronic tendinopathies and enthesopathies:
Tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy (with calcification), etc.
Myofascial pain syndrome:
Low back pain, neck pain, ‘trigger points’, tension headaches, etc.
Proximal hamstring tendinopathy, adductor tendinopathy, peroneal tendinopathy. Medial tibial stress syndrome, ‘Jumper’s knee’, Osgood-Schlatter, etc.
Muscle pain, hypertonia, spasms, cramps, muscle hardening, fibrosis, etc.
Dupuytren's contracture, Ledderhose disease, acupuncture points, metatarsalgia, etc.