ORTHOPAEDIC SHOCKWAVE THERAPY IS A SERIES OF ENERGETIC SHOCKWAVES APPLIED TO THE AREA NEEDING TREATMENT.  A SHOCKWAVE IS PURELY A MECHANICAL WAVE, NOT AN ELECTRICAL ONE. 

THE TREATMENT INITIATES AN INFLAMMATORY-LIKE RESPONSE IN THE TISSUE BEING TREATED TO PROMOTE HEALING.

The body responds to this shockwave process by increasing blood circulation to the affected area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. Shockwave therapy is thought to promote the release of Substance P from cells, a powerful pain relief protein.  It also has effects on cells, increasing their defence mechanisms by causing the release of free radicals.  It is known to promote bone growth and aid in tissue healing.  It also acts to overstimulate nerve fibres, which then block an increase in pain stimuli causing a large analgesic effect. 

Shockwave Therapy offers many advantages over traditional surgical methods:

  1. No known major side effects

  2. Faster return to normal activities

  3. No anaesthesia

  4. Non-invasive and can replace the need for surgery in many cases

  5. Virtually painless after treatment

  6. Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-12 weeks after treatment

  7. Most conditions only require 3-6 treatments

  8. Cheaper treatment compared to surgery

EMS SWISS DOLORCLAST

OrthoRegen Australia utilizes only the best products to provide its therapies.  The Swiss Dolorclast has been used since 1997 and became the new standard for extracorporeal shockwave therapy.  Over the years, a growing number of Orthopaedic indications were successfully treated with this therapy. With over 6000 machines in use worldwide, it is the world market leader.

WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Documented international results show an overall result success rate of 77% in chronic conditions that have not been cured with other kinds of treatments. Shockwave therapy has been shown to relieve pain in more than 80% of patients in just 3-4 treatments.  It has been shown to have a 94% success rate in pain relief after 12 weeks in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.  The current evidence shows that shockwave therapy produces better results than cortisone injections, and in turn provides a safe and low side effect treatment by promoting your body's own healing potential.  Shockwave therapy is a regenerative treatment, whereas cortisone causes degeneration of tissues over time.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Shockwave Therapy is applied without medication.  The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self-healing mechanisms. It is usual to experience immediate pain relief following the treatment and hence improved movement. Reported side effects are minimal, however there may be some discomfort during treatment, skin reddening, and possible bruising.

IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY SAFE?

As with all treatments, yes.

  • Cortisone injections are not to be administered within the last 11 weeks prior to shockwave therapy treatment

  • Sometimes there may be some bruising and haemorrhaging tendencies and coagulation system disturbances. As such if you are on warfarin or other anti-coagulant therapies please notify your doctor

  • If you have a cardiac pacemaker please notify your doctor at your initial as this therapy may interfere

  • Acute inflammation in the treatment area

  • If you have been diagnosed with cancer you should notify your doctor, as the treatment may not be appropriate

  • If you are pregnant please notify your doctor, as treatment should not be administered.

  • Shockwave therapy should not be used in children with actively growing bone

COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

  • Bursitis

  • Tendinopathies

  • Ligament Injuries

  • Calcific Tendonitis

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Patella Tendinopathy and Tears

  • Hamstring Tendinopathy and Tears

  • Rotator Cuff disorders

  • Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Gluteal Tendinopathy

  • Delayed Bone Healing

  • Chronic Bone Disorders including Osteitis Pubis and Stress Fractures

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