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Pulsewave therapy is often used to improve many chronic musculoskeletal conditions including:
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Patella tendinopathy
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Shin splints
How does Pulsewave therapy work?
It acts as a finely tuned medical impacting therapy. The kinetic energy waves work to stimulate muscle, bone, tendon, ligament and other connective tissue resulting in pain relief and faster healing rate from chronic injuries.
Additionally the Pulses can break up scar tissue and effect increased blood flow to the area.
The benefits of an otherwise chronic sore muscle / joint injury are rapidly apparent. Come see for yourself!
A probe is held against the skin delivering Pulsewaves in a controlled and focused manner for 5-10 minutes resulting in:
- Increasing circulation
- Break down calcification deposits
- Stimulating production of fibroblast (soft tissue cells) to heal ligaments, tendons, muscles
- Stimulating production of osteoblast (bone cells) to heal bone
- Stimulating the “gate-control” mechanism for pain relief
- Inhibiting Cox II Enzyme, producing an anti-inflammatory effect
- Increasing Lubricin formation in stiff joints thereby stimulating joints to optimise lubrication translating to better function.
- Breaking up painful adhesions in stiff joints, reducing pain from Arthritis.
Often a patient will walk in with a 10 level pain in their foot and walk out with a level 2 pain level, significant reduction in pain.
How many Pulsewave treatments will I need?
The more chronic or significant in nature your condition is the more Pulsewave treatments you will need. A typical course of Pulsewave therapy consists of weekly treatments for 3-6 weeks.
The evidence base for radial shock wave treatment in a range of conditions is becoming stronger and there are now many medical research papers which support this treatment approach for conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.
Pulsewave therapy is much more likely to be successful if any underlying abnormalities in gait have been addressed and the treatment may be offered after biomechanical assessment and gait analysis. Please see how Orthotic therapy can help reduce the factors that contributed to the foot pain in the first place.