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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy being performed by trained AHP Physiotherapist on the shoulder of a patient.

Shockwave at AHP Connect

 At AHP Connect, we offer shockwave therapy across all locations nation-wide and the treatment is typically performed in conjunction with massage, stretch or strengthening exercises.
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used across a range of disciplines. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. As a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, shockwave therapy is an ideal form of treatment to speed up recovery and target various indications causing acute or chronic pain. Indications such as jumper’s knee, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and trigger points can benefit from shockwave therapy.

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots in myoskeletal tissues and promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. The wave is created through kinetic energy, generated by compressed air. It is then transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.

Shockwave Therapy Australia

Experience the transformative benefits of shockwave physiotherapy in Sydney at AHP Connect. Our highly skilled and caring physiotherapists utilize advanced shockwave therapy techniques to effectively treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy delivers acoustic waves to target areas of pain or injury, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain, tendonitis, or sports-related injuries, our shockwave physiotherapy treatments can help alleviate discomfort and promote faster recovery. Trust our experienced team to provide personalized care and expert guidance throughout your shockwave therapy journey. Discover the power of shockwave physiotherapy at AHP Connect and take a proactive step towards healing and restored mobility.

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Shockwave Therapy is an effective, non-surgical treatment for painful disorders.

What can shockwave therapy treat?

Tennis Elbow

Shockwave sessions can provide significant pain reduction and improve function. It is an effective alternative to steroid injections.

Painful Shoulder

Shockwave therapy can reduce pain and repair shoulder function, and in many cases be used as a fit substitute for surgery or injections.

Chronic Tendinopathy

Chronic tendinopathies such as Achilles tendinopathy or plantar fasciitis are able to be treated with shockwave therapy.

Hip Pain

Shockwave therapy can enhance the healing process, fight inflammation, and eliminate any pain or tenderness.

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Questions And Answers

Shockwave therapies are also referred to as Acoustic Wave Therapy or ExtraCorporeal Shockwave Therapy or EPSWTS. Shockwave therapy uses sound waves as a stimulus for the body to heal damaged tissues and release contracted, stiffened and reduced muscles tissues. Shockwave therapy is widely used in professional sports teams, in horses and in other fields e.g. wounds or cardiovascular therapy. Shockwave Therapies are non-invasive therapies and activate cellular regeneration of damaged tissue by restoring normal tissue and healing it.

Shockwave emits acoustic waves which carry high energy to painful spots and damaged tissue with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. The energy carried by the acoustic waves promote regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues.

The wave is created through kinetic energy, generated by compressed air. It is then transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.

Shockwave therapy has been described as a strong, deep, and rhythmic vibration; some patients say it feels like small pulses against the skin. 

No, shockwave therapy is not a painful procedure. For the length of the treatment (10-15 minutes), you may experience mild tenderness as the shockwave is being applied, similar to when someone is pressing against a bruise or sore spot. 

For the first session, your physiotherapist will begin by locating and assessing the area requiring treatment. Upon this, gel will be applied to the treatment area to allow for better transmission of the sound waves. Finally, using the hand-held shock wave device, your physio will apply it to the painful area, and treatment will commence.

The treatment typically lasts for 5-15 minutes. If you become uncomfortable or sore throughout the treatment session, let your physiotherapist know so they can reduce the intensity.

The number of treatment sessions required for your condition, will depend on the severity of the injury, and how your tissue responds to the therapy. Shockwave therapy is a cumulative treatment, and multiple sessions may be required in order to yield maximal results. However, clinical studies show that most patients experience some form of pain relief after the first treatment, and a significant decrease in pain following the second or third.

Radial shock wave therapy works best when incorporated with a broader rehabilitation plan. Strengthening exercises and other tendon rehab treatments can be used in conjunction with shockwave treatments for long term results.

Most people experience a numbing sensation or immediate pain reduction following shockwave therapy treatment. Others may feel tingling or aching, and occasionally there may be some minor bruising. 

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