At Ace Health centre, on the Gold Coast now has Shockwave therapy available.
Shockwave therapy is a great non invasive rehabilitation method that is getting more and more popular over the Gold Coast and the rest of the world.
Shockwave is a hand held device that emits low-frequency acoustic shockwaves that aim to kickstart the bodies 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.
A gel is put onto the area of injury. The hand piece is then put on the gel and the machine is turned on. the gel helps the shockwaves transmit though the skin as they do not transfer will 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, where as some other may take a couple of days.
Clinical trials on some injuries have comeback 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.
Shockwave therapy on the gold coast doesnt have many contra indications. A few though consist of pregnancy, blood clotting disorders, pacemakers, taking oral blood thinners or cholesterol medication, have an open wound, or have had a cortisone in the last 6 weeks.
Shockwave treatment works especially well for injuries such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendonopathy, tennis elbow, achiilies injuries, frozen shoulder, spurs, patella tendonopathy 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.