Speed up recovery from painful tendon & ligament injuries with our advanced Shockwave Therapy, available in MaxPhysio. Proven to provide effective relief within 1 to 3 sessions for most patients.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is an evidence-based procedure that uses audible high-energy sound waves, passed through the skin, to an injured tendon or ligament.
Shockwaves have been used in medicine to break down kidney stones. More recently, in musculoskeletal medicine, they are used to stimulate the metabolism and blood circulation to damaged tissue to encourage it to regenerate and heal. Essentially, this breaks up scar tissue within the injured tendon or ligament to enable it to re-heal without the scarring.
Up to 80% of patients report significant improvement in their symptoms after just 3 treatments sessions, with many reporting pain relief straight after their first treatment.
Will Shockwave Therapy Help Me?
Most tendon problems throughout the body will benefit from shockwave therapy.
The most common are:
- Plantar Fasciitis/heel-pain
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Patella Tendinopathy
- Adductor Tendinopathy
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Glute Tendinopathy/Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- De Quervains Tenosynovitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies including Calcific Tendinitis
- Frozen Shoulder
What Does Shockwave Therapy Treatment Involve?
Arrive for your appointment
You will be asked to lie down on a treatment bed in a comfortable position.
The therapist will apply ultrasound gel to the treatment head and apply it to the painful tendon. The hand piece will then deliver compressed air pulses through the gel.
The pressure you feel will be gradually increased until it is within a set-range, taking into account your specific pain tolerance.
During treatment our therapist may switch to a larger treatment head. This is to release tension in the muscles surrounding the painful tendon.
The whole treatment will last for approximately 15-30 mins.