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Accelerate recovery, avoid medication and even surgery with shockwave therapy for Erectile Dysfunction.

Back In Motion: Shockwave Therapy - Erectile Dysfunction

Unit 3 / 460 Canning Highway (Next to Como Health and Fitness Cen) Como WA 6152

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Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

What is shockwave therapy for ED?

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Shockwave therapy (SWT) has been found to be an effective treatment predominantly for tendon injuries and orthopaedic conditions. We have successfully treated plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy and shoulder calcific tendinopathy. In addition to treating musculoskeletal conditions, shockwave therapy has demonstrated advantages in the recovery from erectile dysfunction.

In a large percentage of men, the restriction in blood flow is a contributor to inability to gain or maintain erectile function. This non-invasive therapy uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device to improve flow to the penis and improve erection quality. The shockwaves stimulate the growth of new blood vessels into the tissues, promoting growth factors, increasing cell proliferation, decreasing inflammation and mobilising stem cells.  

Back In Motion (BIM) offers a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost to you. Our Como practice is one of only a few in Australia to be pioneering this procedure for ED. Each session is performed by a physiotherapist who has received post-graduate training in treating men’s health patients.

If you are looking for a non-invasive, drug free alternative, shockwave therapy could be a good option for you.

How does shockwave therapy for ED work?

Shockwave therapy uses a hydraulic powered handpiece that generate focused shockwaves, which are transmitted to the base of the penis and specific points along the shaft.

The treatment session uses 3000 pulsed shockwaves into the affected area and lasts approximately 30 minutes. The scientific protocol requires the client have six sessions over five weeks.

The body’s natural healing process continues after the prescribed course of shockwave therapy. Part of the treatment plan will include a pelvic floor exercise programme as well as suggestions for lifestyle adjustments.

Who would benefit from ED shockwave treatment?

There can be multiple reasons why a man might lose erection function. These include:

  • Cardiovascular disease or diabetes
  • Prostate disease
  • Stress and anxiety; this is often the case for younger men and can be a vicious circle of worry about sexual ‘performance’ followed by failure to ‘perform’
  • Pelvic pain
  • Curvature of the penis (Peyronie’s disease)
  • Post-prostate surgery

Any ED should be investigated by a doctor first - it is vascular ED that responds to shockwave.

Physiotherapy isn’t something men would initially think of to help their ED. However, specialised physiotherapy is well placed to deal with treating the pelvic floor muscle, which plays a significant role in erection function.

Another form of treatment is low-intensity extra corporeal shock wave therapy.

Is shockwave therapy for ED an alternative to surgery?

In terms of treatments offered, shockwave therapy is a great alternative to surgery – there is no risk of infection or complication, no down time and significantly reduced costs.

Several studies have shown an improvement in erection hardness a month after starting the treatment, mostly due to the physiological changes to blood flow. Studies show that shockwave may be an ideal alternative to medication or at least decrease the amount of medication needed, thus reducing unpleasant side effects.

Shockwave therapy has been shown to have no negative side effects when used to treat erectile dysfunction.

What is the cost of shockwave therapy?

The cost is $1350 when paying as you go. When purchased as the block of 6 sessions this price is discounted to $1270.

As the service is delivered by a qualified physiotherapist, health fund rebates are available to clients

Will I need a referral for shockwave therapy for ED?

No, you do not need a referral, but you require an initial assessment by one of our qualified physiotherapists to determine if shockwave therapy is suitable for you. Please note a GP referral is required if you’re under an EPC plan, DVA or compensable client. It would be preferable if you have been assessed and confirmed for vascular ED by your GP or consultant. 

Remember, we offer a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost for that assessment.  

If shockwave therapy is not suitable for you, we will endeavour to guide you towards another suitable treatment, or for further investigations. If we cannot provide suitable therapy, we should be able to point you in the right direction. 

The Back In Motion difference

Who we are

We provide physio, Clinical Exercise, reformer Clinical Exercise, massage, exercise and rehab services in more than 100 locations right across Australia. We like to work in partnership with you to help you achieve your health and well being goals.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life®, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your customer satisfaction. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Back In Motion, we will refund your money on your last session and deliver your next session free.

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Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

Shockwave therapy for Erectile Dysfunction.

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