At Ace Health center, on the Gold Coast now has Shockwave therapy available.
What is Shockwave?
Shockwave therapy is a great noninvasive rehabilitation method that is getting more and more popular over the Gold Coast and the rest of the world.
Shockwave is a handheld device that emits low-frequency acoustic shockwaves that aim to kickstart the body’s natural healing.
The body responds differently to shockwave then it doesn’t to medication or other forms of rehab. This means shockwave is great to uses and multi-treatment therapy, but also if other conservative methods of treatment have failed.
What happens during treatment?
A gel is put onto the area of injury. The handpiece is then put on the gel and the machine is turned on. the gel helps the shockwaves transmit through the skin as they do not transfer well via air. Pulses of low-frequency sound are then emitted.
The area can be a little sore during the treatment feeling like little electric shocks. They can also be a little sore and bruised after. That said some people get pain relief right away, whereas some others may take a couple of days.
Clinical trials on some injuries have come back with a 90% success rate. This shows that no matter what your injury, having it combined with shockwave can give it the boost it needs. Things like exercise therapy, custom orthotics, cortisone injections, and dry needling can also be used alongside shockwave therapy.
Who cant have shockwave?
Shockwave therapy on the gold coast doesn’t have many contraindications. A few though consist of
- blood clotting disorders
- taking oral blood thinners
- cholesterol medication
- open wound
- had cortisone in the last 6 weeks
Shockwave treatment works especially well for injuries such as
- heel pain
- plantar fasciitis
- shin splints
- tennis elbow
- Achilles injuries
- frozen shoulder
- patella tendinopathy
- and more……
Book today with our physio or podiatrist at Ace Health Centre on the Gold Coast to experience this miracle breakthrough in medicine and rehab.