heal360 Physioclinic is one of the few physiotherapy clinic to use Shock Wave Therapy machine which is considered one of the most innovative developments in recent pain therapy.
Contrary to conventional pain treatment methods, shockwave therapy allows the causes of pain to be eliminated directly at the point of origin without any medication or surgery. Successful results are achieved after a few treatment sessions.
History of ESWT
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has been used in medicine for over 35 years. It was first used for the eradication of kidney stones in the 70’s and in the late 90’s its use expanded in musculoskeletal medicine, where it’s used for Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries as well as non-union fractures and throchanteric bursitis.
How does Shock Wave Therapy Works?
Shockwave therapy delivers pneumatically driven shockwaves releasing high energy pulses that travel through the skin, inflamed/thickened tissue, calcification and bone. High energy pulses of ultrasound waves stimulate the body’s self healing process. This results in increased circulation to the injured tissue and the breakdown of scar tissue and calcific deposits.
Shockwaves have shown to increase local blood circulation and metabolism. It helps in fibroblast recruitment and modulation, stimulate the regeneration processes from the healthy tissue surrounding the focus of the affliction; resulting in injury resolution.
Who is a candidate for Shockwave Therapy?
- Patients who have chronic pain for more than 5-6 months.
- People with not much success with traditional therapies.
- Painkiller, medicine, injections, orthotics, physiotherapy and chiropractic has failed to work.
- Children, pregnant women and patients who are on medication that inhibit blood clotting should not have ESWT.
Conditions Treated With Shockwave Therapy:
- Shoulder: Calcification of the Shoulder, Frozen Shoulder, Restricted movement
- Chronic Elbow Pain: Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
- Chronic Tendonitis of the Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist/Hip/Knee/Ankle
- Achilles Tendinosis/Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
- Chronic neck, shoulder or back pain and tension (trigger points)
- Proximal iliotibial band friction syndrome