Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – COMING SOON!
4Lane Physiotherapy is soon to offer this simple, quick and non-invasive treatment for the following conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciopathy
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
- Peroneal tendinopathy
- Patellar tendinopathy (Runners Knee)
- Myofascial Trigger Point Relief
Even better for our active patients – if you play a sport, run or just need to walk the dog you can generally continue to train as normal around the treatments!
What to expect
In most instances six (6) treatments spaced a week apart will be required to successfully treat the majority of patients. The initial appointment will take up to an hour but all subsequent appointments will only take 30 minutes.The treatment is very simple. The affected area of the body is positioned against the head of the shockwave machine. The shock waves or energy pulses are then applied to the affected area through the head of the machine. The number and strength of the pulses given depends on the patient and the area being treated, but a certain amount of energy needs to be delivered in order for the treatment to be effective.Following treatment it is quite common for patients to experience an exacerbation of symptoms. Patients should avoid anti-inflammatory medication during the treatment interval to experience the full benefits. Paracetamol may be taken for pain relief. Some localised bruising may occur.