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Shockwave Therapy available at Mount Barker

Published: August 11, 2017

A new therapy available at Back In Motion Mount Barker will revolutionise treatment options for people suffering from painful and often debilitating tendon conditions.

Shockwave therapy has the potential to bring pain relief and accelerated healing to people with chronic, painful tendon injuries as well as musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, and sports-related injuries.

Used successfully for more than 20 years, shockwave therapy delivers short-burst pulses of low-acoustic sound waves to injured areas of the body via a hand-held device. These pulses stimulate the body’s natural healing process, improving blood flow to the injured area and reducing pain and muscle tension.

Clinical trials have shown that shockwave therapy has an up to 90 per cent success rate in some conditions in only four to five sessions. 

Director of Back In Motion Mount Barker, Jeremy Hobbs said shockwave therapy was designed to treat heel, foot and tendon pain that hadn’t responded well to conventional therapies.

“Most people with chronic tendon and musculoskeletal injuries that we recommend for shockwave therapy have tried other treatments with no luck,” Jeremy said.

“Our bodies take longer to heal where blood flow is slower such as tendons and bones. Tendon injuries can cause a lifetime of pain for many people, with trauma from continued overuse leading to inflammation, degeneration and weakening of the tendon – even tendon rupture.

“Research has shown that targeting these areas with acoustic waves through shockwave, safely increases new blood vessel formation, stimulates cell renewal and accelerates the body’s natural healing ability.

“In addition to immediate pain relief for many conditions, through a combination of shockwave and traditional physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises, most clients can expect to return to pre-injury capability.”

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat conditions including Achilles pain, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, patellar tendinopathy, gluteal tendinopathy and shoulder tendinopathy as well as planter fasciitis, musculoskeletal disorders, chronic muscle dysfunction, and heel spur pain. 

Clients recommended for shockwave therapy could expect to have three to five shockwave treatments at one-week intervals although most people would see results after three sessions.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this treatment option to our clients and provide higher quality outcomes for those with chronic, debilitating tendon injuries,” Jeremy said.

“We offer every client a Free Initial Assessment so they can come in and talk about their condition and see if shockwave therapy is right for them.”

Call Back In Motion Mount Barker on (08) 8391 3377 to book your appointment or book online.